Why does George always play solitaire?
George’s constant playing of solitaire helps strengthen two of Steinbeck’s themes in the novella. First, it indicates that, despite his friendship with Lennie, he is essentially a lonely man. George also began to play a game of euchre with Whit, but Whit quickly lost interest so he went back to solitaire.
Why does Curley agree to keep quiet about the fight?
Lennie’s assault on Curley is an attack on his authority, albeit inadvertently. Curley’s pride as boss would be seriously damaged if he fired Lennie and George and the truth came out. Furthermore, Curley doesn’t want to look weak in front of his strong-willed, voluptuous wife.
Why do you suppose Curley chose his wife to marry what’s the irony of this decision?
Curley chose his wife to marry because she is pretty and flirtatious. Curley is short and he wants people to envy him because of his wife. This is ironic because he bosses people around at work, and he comes home and his wife boss him around.
Why does Curley so annoyed when he comes back to the bunk house?
It is evident that Curley is upset because he is under the impression that his wife may be fooling around with Slim. Curley is a suspicious, insecure man, who does not trust his wife. Curley bursts into the bunkhouse looking for his wife. He can’t find her and that makes him even angrier than he already is.
What did Slim do to four of his pups?
Slim reports that he drowned four of the puppies immediately because their mother would have been unable to feed them. Carlson suggests that they convince Candy to shoot his old, worthless mutt and raise one of the pups instead.
What is the significance of George’s last name?
George’s last name is significant because he is named after the author of one of Steinbeck’s favorite works, “Paradise Lost.” It is said that George’s character is patterned off of Milton’s main character who wishes for nothing more than to return to Eden.
What is George’s personality?
Like Lennie, George can be defined by a few distinct characteristics. He is short-tempered but a loving and devoted friend, whose frequent protests against life with Lennie never weaken his commitment to protecting his friend.
How Was George a good friend to Lennie?
George shows his loyalty to Lennie by protecting him and making sure he doesn’t get into trouble. He shows a great deal of loyalty to Lennie by protecting him when they apply for the job at the ranch. George defends Lennie by telling the boss, “..he’s sure a hell of a good worker.