It is threatened when we are led to believe that friendships without a recognizable gain are, in the economic sense, irrational. My contributions are indicated in the parenthetical notations in the samples. What does it mean to be resilient? And puts the dog in his jacket to throw away. Candy returns with his old sheepdog, and George snaps at him for eavesdropping. He's a small-but-cocky tough-guy type and immediately sizes up George and Lennie as potential victims. More times than not, a new pair of fresh legs beats and old pair. She starts to yell at him to let go and stop.
Lennie picks up and throws the puppy in anger for dying. We may not define it as Aristotle did — friendship among the already virtuous — but we live it in our own way nonetheless. Now tell how it is with us. George does all the talking, which makes the boss suspicious. Curley wears a left glove full of Vaseline to keep the hand soft for his wife, whom the old man thinks is a tart. In , Robert Mackey referred to a 2004 ruling that established precedent for the execution.
George says they need to tell everyone. Soon enough, the boss enters and asks George and Lennie for their work slips. 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. What is the relationship between friendship and dreams? One should immediately recognize how completely out-of-place Lennie is in this hostile, gloomy environment: he is innocent, naive, clumsy and childish in the midst of a bunch of shrewd, ugly, lonely, conniving men. However, often friendship starts only because of gains. He asks the puppy why he had to get killed.
And the word has even inspired a. 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. It is threatened when we are encouraged to look upon those around us as the stuff of our current enjoyment or our future advantage. 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. Candy asks if they can still do the ranch. Rather than the rhythm of pleasure followed by emptiness, or that of investment and then profit, friendships follow a rhythm that is at once subtler and more persistent. Slim tells him that she had nine puppies, but that he drowned four immediately since she couldn't feed so many.
We begin today by reviewing the activity my students completed in the. This is unusual but is a symbol of their sexual relationship shown off to make himself seem superior and greater than. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. George tells the boss that Lennie isn't bright, but that he's as strong as a bull and an incredibly hard worker. This stage technique applies to Steinbeck's descriptions as well as his dialogue. Slim says she gave birth to nine puppies, but that he had to drown four because there wasn't enough food for them all.
If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. 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. Why are same-sex friendships important? He does what he is told to do when he is told. Although, when the old pair still has experience and skill to bring to the table he can still be used effectively. First of all, Slim is thoughtful to everyone he meets. I ask for student volunteers to share the information they have recorded for each character, which tends to produce a lot of student engagement, as I find they are eager to share the application of their newly acquired skill of identifying archetypes. In true life, money, power and fame often comes in the way of friendship.
In that case, this lady's got lots of names. George says that however tough Curley may be, he will be sorry if he picks a fight with Lennie, who is incredibly strong. The characters are types, or even archetypes, as much as they are individuals - a technique more popularly associated with plays and films than with literary fiction. The remaining time left in class is devoted to showing my students the 1992 film version of. You guys ever bucked any barley? He makes everyone feel comfortable by greeting all who came to the farm.
He covers her body with hay as best as he can. Conversely, our times challenge those relationships. George attempts to speak for both Lennie and himself, but the boss notices Lennie's silence and questions him directly. Countless current films take their inspiration from the idea. Slim is seen by others as being at the top. Lennie had broken her neck.
The folks at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif. Slim questions George and Lennie about what work they can do. They offer us support during difficult periods in our lives. This is an extremely interesting insight on how race is approached and dealt with on the ranch. Lennie attempts to speak for himself, aping phrases that George has spoken, but sounds completely ridiculous. Do you think people with mental handicaps should face the death penalty? There is more than a whiff of sexism in her depiction. George and Lennie have a very strange relationship.
Would you add any categories? Lennie hides the dog in the hay and he thinks if this is bad enough for him to have him go hide by the brush by the river. Speaking of the Vaseline-filled glove, pay attention to how often and how variedly Steinbeck references hands in this Chapter and throughout the book. How can you cultivate resilience in your life? They engulf us for a short period and then they fade, like a drug. What have these relationships taught you about the nature of friendship? Lennie with the conviction of a convicted child insists not to talk to her. And another guy wanted to put her in the movies. As we address each character, I offer any final clarity as necessary, in terms of the entirety of each character as an archetype.