Did Lennie kill a puppy?
Lennie accidentally kills his puppy, probably by squeezing him or hitting him too hard. He is afraid that when George sees he killed his puppy, George will not let him tend the rabbits on the farm they have dreamed about owning. So, he tries to hide the body of the puppy only to have it discovered by Curley’s wife.
What was wrong with Lennie?
We don’t know exactly what the problem is, but we know that Lennie has a serious mental disability. He can’t remember anything; he fixates on things like owning rabbits; and he’s painfully eager to make George happy. Lennie almost gets it: “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you” (1.115).
What disorder does Lennie Small have?
Of Mice and Men is a story about an intellectually disabled man. Lennie’s disability is central to the plot; if he were not intellectually disabled, the story would simply not work. It has also been suggested (Loftis, 2015, 2016) that Lennie exhibits characteristics of autism.
Is Lennie innocent?
Lennie has a mental disability, making him dependent upon George to manage day to day life in the difficult environment in which they live and work. Lennie is very innocent and sweet-natured; he always means well and is focused on simple pleasures, which his dream with George reminds the reader of.
What is Lennie afraid of?
Lennie had killed his puppy. What has Lennie done as the section opens? Lennie’s fear is that if George sees that, he killed the puppy, then he won’t let him tend the rabbits. Curley’s wife probably feels as if just like the puppy, the men on the ranch, and possibly herself, are disposable.
Why does Lennie throw the dead puppy?
What happened to Lennie’s puppy? Lennie killed it by snapping its neck because he thought the puppy was going to bite him. What was Lennie’s reaction to the puppy being dead? He is mad at the puppy because it died and he throws the puppy at the wall.
Why does Curley’s wife get angry at Lennie?
Why does Curley’s wife get angry when Lennie tells her that George said he shouldn’t talk to her? Curley’s wife gets mad because no one talks to her and it’s lonely 6. Curley’s wife offers to let Lennie stroke her hair because he likes soft things and she wanted to prove to him that it was soft.
Who finds Curley’s wife?
Candy comes looking for Lennie in the barn and discovers the body of Curley’s wife. He fetches George, who knows exactly what has happened when he sees the body. Candy warns that Curley will lynch Lennie if they don’t let him get away.
How does George feel after killing Lennie?
In Of Mice and Men, George feels anguish after killing Lennie, but he knows that killing Lennie was the most humane thing to do. In killing Lennie, George loses both a friend and a representation of his dreams.
What plan does Lennie have to avoid getting in trouble?
What plan does Lennie have to avoid getting in trouble? Lennie was going to try to bury them or lie to George and tell him he found the puppy dead. For what does Curley’s wife yell at Lennie? Pulling her hair and being too rough.
Is Lennie guilty of killing Curley’s wife?
Is Lennie guilty of killing Curley’s wife? Well, yes, he does kill her.
Who is to blame for Lennie’s death?
Lennie is at fault for his own death because he did not follow George’s orders. In conclusion Lennie is to blame for his own death. If Lennie would have listened to what George and did not talk to Curley’s wife George wouldn’t have had to kill him. Lennie was already causing too much damage killing animals and people.
What does Lennie say when he kills Curley’s wife?
“I done a real bad thing,” he said. “I shouldn’t of did that. George’ll be mad. An’ . . . . he said . . . . an’ hide in the brush till he come.
Why does Curley kill Lennie?
Curley wants Lennie to suffer, and he wants to take him alive. Knowing that the vindictive Curley is likely to torture Lennie, George kills him himself.
What did Lennie do to the puppy?
1. What did Lennie do to the puppy? Lennie handled the puppy too roughy and accidentally killed it.
What is Candy’s greatest fear?
Candy’s greatest fear is that once he is no longer able to help with the cleaning he will be “disposed of.” Like his old dog, he has lived beyond his usefulness. Candy and his dog parallel the relationship of George and Lennie.
What is the significance of the rabbit appearing at the end of the book?
1) What is the significance of the rabbit appearing at the end of the book? The rabbit represents Lennie’s conscience, his sense of right and wrong. It is appropriate that it appears as a rabbit, as Lennie is most interested in rabbits. The words spoken by the rabbit are the words of Lennie’s own guilt speaking to him.
Why does George lie about the gun?
George has lied about the Luger because he has taken it; he does not want to admit this act as the men will believe he is involved in Curley’s wife’s death and hurt him, too, and he will not be able to accompany the men and intercede for Lennie when they find him, or to take action on his own.
What else does George kill when he kills Lennie?
In this final instance, Lenny wound up accidentally killing a puppy and Curly’s wife in an attempt to quit her. The same Curly that belittled and provoked Lenny into defending himself, at George’s behest, that culminated in Lenny crushing Curly’s hand.
What does George tell Lennie to calm him down before he shoots him?
What does George tell Lennie to calm him down before he shoots him? To calm Lennie down, George re-tells the story of how they are going to get a farm and how Lennie will be able to tend the rabbits.
What are Lennie’s last words?
“No, Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.”
Why does he tell Lennie to take his hat off?
He takes off his own hat to give him an excuse for suggesting that Lennie take off his. With the men from the lynch mob closing in, George is forced to act, but he is extremely reluctant to do so. This is partly because Lennie is so trusting and so loyal.
How did Aunt Clara die?
Did Lennie kill his Aunt Clara?
In chapter five, Lennie killed Curley’s wife. Aunt Clara was Lennie’s caretaker before she died, and she asked George to take care of him when she was gone. Next, in the dream, a gigantic rabbit scolds him. He tells him he isn’t fit to tend rabbits, that he would forget to feed them.
Why does Lennie think of Aunt Clara now?
It seems familiar because this was the setting at the beginning of the story. Why do you think Lennie visualizes Aunt Clara at this particular time? Lennie visualizes her because he feels guilty. George tells Lennie the story to distract him and put him in his happy place before he dies.
Is Aunt Clara dead?
Aunt Clara is Lennie Small’s aunt who adopted him as a baby and cared for him until she died….