Of Mice and Men Chapter 3

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Who is Slim?
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the jerkline skinner the prince and most respected person on the ranch
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What kind act does Slim do for Lennie?
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George thanks Slim for the Lennie’s new puppy.
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Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it’s funny how George and Lennie go around together. What is George’s answer?
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Because Slim is a good guy, George tells him everything: that George knew Lennie’s Aunt Clara, that he used to tease Lennie mercilessly until he realized how loyal Lennie was to him, that Lennie isn’t exactly crazy, just dumb, that he’s gotten used to Lennie’s annoying ways, and that he’s seen guys that go around by themselves and those guys get lonely and mean. So, he and Lennie stick together. • George also tells Slim what happened in Weed with the girl in t he red dress – she got frightened of Lennie’s petting, cried rape, and he and Lennie had to run for their lives.
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Why do you think George tells Slim about what happened in Weed?
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he thinks he’s a good guy and trusts him. Slim tries to understand George and Lennies situation
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Identify Candy.
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the swamper old man who lost his hand has an old dog
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List words that Carlson used to describe Candy’s dog.
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smelly old cripled
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What is Carlson’s solution to the problem presented by the dog?
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Kill Candys dog
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What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why?
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kills Candy’s dog to put it out of its misery
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What card game does George play?
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George plays solitaire
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Describe Curley’s wife. What’s the problem about her?
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dresses and acts like a tramp she is lonesome
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What will Lennie’s job be when he and George get their land?
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Lennie will tend the rabbits
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What does Candy want when he hears about George’s and Lennie’s plans?
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candy wants to join them on their land
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What role does Candy play in helping George and Lennie try to buy land?
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he is willing to put up several hundred dollars he had saved
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What does Slim decide about Lennie
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“he ain’t mean…he’s jes like a kid.”
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What does Carlson complain about
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Carlson comes in and complains again about the smell wafting off of Candy’s dog and offers to shoot the creature with his own trusty Luger
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Who is miserable when Candys dog dies and why
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Candy is miserable, since he loves his old companion and can’t bear the thought of killing him.
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Who sides with Carlson and why
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Slim sides with Carlson – he’d want to be shot if he were old and crippled so the dog dies
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What is heard in the distance
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a shot; Carlson killed Candy’s dog
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Describe the crooks
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Crooks, who takes care of all the horses and gets his own private room Crooks lives by himself because he is black, and black people aren’t allowed to live with white people.
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What do the crooks tell slim about lennie
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He is hanging out in the barn too much
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What does Whit, another ranch hand say about Curleys wife
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engages George in conversation about Curley’s wife, who he says is a “loo loo.” They agree that Curley has “yella-jackets in his drawers” and his pants “is just crawlin’ with ants,” all of which means that Curley’s wife’s crazy sexuality has pumped up Curley’s sexuality.
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What does george observe about Curleys wife
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Curley’s wife is “gonna make a mess.”
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What do Candy, george, and slim imagine
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what life would be like if their owned their own farm
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What did Candy admit when all the other men come to the bunkhouse
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he should have shot the dog himself
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What does Slim do when Carlson gets ready to take Curley to the doctor term-13
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Slim shuts the situation down: he tells Curley to say that he got his hand caught in a machine. If he tries to get Lennie fired, Slim will tell everyone what really happened.
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Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What Happened?
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Slim is angry at Curley for bugging him about his wife, Carlson calls Curley a coward, Curley starts punching Lennie, who does nothing until George yells at Lennie to “get ‘im.” • Lennie grabs Curley’s hand as it’s coming toward his face, and crushes it completely
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Why is Lennie scared
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because he has done a “bad thing” and thinks George will no longer let him tend the rabbits but George reassures him all is okay.

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