Friday, December 16, 2011

The last day...

Today we used our shortened period to do and discuss the questions below, which were collected at the end of the period.
Enjoy the Holidays!
Answer the following in complete sentences.
  1. What two visions does Lennie have down by the river? Why do you think Steinbeck includes these visions?
  2. What surprises Lennie about George's behavior when he meets him by the river? What does Lennie want from George? Why?
  3. Explain the reaction of the men when they reach the scene. How is Slim's reaction different from Carlson's? Why?
  4. Finally, do you agree with George's decision to shoot Lennie? Explain.
  5. Extra Credit: John Steinbeck took the title of this book from a Robert Burns poem which includes the line (paraphrased): "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." Explain why Steinbeck chose this for the title of his book.

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