It may not be very fair or just for someone like Lennie to pound on a little guy like Curley—but it's also not fair of Curley to provoke Lennie, knowing that Lennie's going to get in trouble for not picking on someone his own size. While we draw pleasure from them, they are not a matter solely of consuming pleasure. But in real life, each of us approach friendship in a different way. Slim is seen by others as being at the top. The small boxes given to each worker for their possessions shows in depth the limited amount of items they have. American literature is also full of bromances — , Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and Emerson and Thoreau, to name three.
Slim says she gave birth to nine puppies, but that he had to drown four because there wasn't enough food for them all. That man was placed in a mental hospital. On one level, he is simply describing an evening among itinerant workers in a realistic way; on another level, the actions and personae of these workers take on a larger, almost mythic significance. The folks at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif. My experience with using this film in the past has been largely positive, and I anticipate the same reaction from my current crop of students when they have had the opportunity to view the entire film, we will have a more thorough discussion on comparing the two mediums.
This association becomes especially important as the tension established in this Chapter spills over into crisis in the pages ahead. George tells the boss that Lennie isn't bright, but that he's as strong as a bull and an incredibly hard worker. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Begin your discussion by having all students reflect on past friendships and their meanings in writing, perhaps revising their writing with any new insights afterward. However, Steinbeck is careful to hint as a possible motive for her behavior even at this early stage. I can go away any time. And while the time we spend with our friends and the favors we do for them are often reciprocated in an informal way, we do not spend that time or offer those favors in view of the reciprocation that might ensue.
When the boss wonders why they left their last job, George tells him that they were digging a cesspool and completed the work. Hell of a good worker, though. We cultivate a colleague in the field or a contact outside of it in the hope that it will advance our career or enhance our status. She starts to yell at him to let go and stop. And Steinbeck's novel certainly features men rather than women. He's a small-but-cocky tough-guy type and immediately sizes up George and Lennie as potential victims. Steinbeck, a author, gets at the significance of true friendship in a harsh world.
Everybody is outside enjoying their Sunday afternoon. Steinbeck's attitude toward her, at least at this stage in the novel, is hardly sympathetic. Text to Text Teaching ideas based on New York Times content. When the boss leaves, George scolds Lennie for failing to keep completely silent. Thus Curley comes to represent all petty, embittered men; Crooks stands in for the persecution and the suffering of all African Americans; George is the eternal cynic-with-a-heart-of-gold and Lennie personifies clumsy innocence.
Their rhythm lies not in what they bring to us, but rather in what we immerse ourselves in. George says they need to tell everyone. He makes everyone feel comfortable by greeting all who came to the farm. She is stuck in a loveless - and perhaps, despite Curley's bragging to the contrary, a sexless - marriage, and can be pitied for seeking other company. Never did seem right to me. George leaves and Candy starts getting mad at Curleys wife for being a tramp and ruining their plans.
Analysis The novel as a whole, and this chapter in particular, shares many elements with stage drama. In that case, this lady's got lots of names. When he leaves, Candy explains that Curley, who is short, hates big guys like Lennie out of jealousy. After reading the second chapter Of Mice and Men, Slim is noticed as a man who is thoughtful, a hard worker, and a really good fellow. Countless current films take their inspiration from the idea. I stop the film with around five minutes left of class to ask for student feedback on the film.
The boss wonders why George is willing to take care of Lennie; George tells the boss that Lennie is his cousin and that he promised his mother to look after him. This is at once their deepest and most fragile characteristic. The borders of my life, while not entirely erased, become less clear than they might be. George says that however tough Curley may be, he will be sorry if he picks a fight with Lennie, who is incredibly strong. Though we are only halfway through the text, I like to use film in this way, for reasons stated , as well as elaborated upon in my reflection. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Carlson says that lennie stole his Luggergun.
Friendships follow a rhythm that is distinct from that of either consumer or entrepreneurial relationships. What have these relationships taught you about the nature of friendship? This is not the case, as Steinbeck portrays a time and place where social hierarchy controls the ranch. He then realized he killed her and starts to repeat he did a bad thing. People tend to focus on nothing but themselves. This new living space, known as the bunk house, provides proof of a very simplistic lifestyle. We run for establishments more than running to find a true friend.