Right at the start of the play we find out about the relationship between George and Lennie. Lennie insists that he is not responsible for killing the mouse, that he just wanted to pet it, but George loses his temper and throws it across the stream. Without George, Lennie would most likely have died long before and by the end of the book, this is the way he is. Le's get that place now." Source(s) Of Mice and Men. 65. After George realizes what Lennie has done, Candy asks George if they will still buy a small farm. George lets the men believe that he took the gun from Lennie and then shot him in the same attitude as they would have. This scene is foreshadowed at the start of this chapter when Carlson wants to shoot the dog because he is “all stiff with rheumatism”. Steinbeck does this to create a dynamic in Lennie and George’s relationship, that of a man and animal. On some occasions though George shows a bit of hatred towards Lennie, he thinks of what he could have if Lennie wasn’t around and contrasts that with George. Why does he stay with Lennie? He resents being treated so poorly so often, but he also knows there’s little he can do other than keep to himself and try to avoid the ire of Curley and the boss. We see this through the predicament with the work cards. George Milton • He is a small man, but has brains and a quick wit. George emphasizes Lennie's power and work ethic. No one else in the novel is so lucky. George also carries Lennie's work card, knowing that Lennie would lose it. Why were George and Lennie run out of Weed? When Lennie arrives, Crooks speculates on why he and George travel around together. Men do not usually travel together. He does not want to be like Old Candy, regretting that he allowed someone else to kill his best friend, his old dog. Many people think before they act. What kind act does Slim do for Lennie? What is George's answer? George's choice of words is apt. first he thought that Lennie was shy and playfully asked "he ain't much of a talker, is he?" He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many time before. The death of the dog is also foreshadowed when Lennie gets his new pup. Lennie insists he... (full context)...Her hair is curled and her fingernails are painted red. George is protective of Lennie and tries to look after him. What things do Lennie do and say that make him like a child? Furthermore, Lennie’s animal instincts prevent him from being able to learn. George warns Lennie that they are going to work on a ranch, and that he must behave himself when they meet the boss. Carlson fails at this point but we realise that the dog will die soon. (1pt) 7. 35 Educator answers. Though George does not need Lennie to survive, he might as well be dead as without Lennie, George has no purpose and will be ‘just like everyone else’. 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