Slim is curious about the friendship, but he admires how George looks out for Lennie.
What is Slims opinion of George and Lennie?
Slim understands the friendship between George and Lennie. Although he notes that “ain’t many guys travel around together”, upon refection he concludes, “I don’t know why… maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other”.
Does Slim think that George and Lennie should travel together?
Slim shows curiosity about the fact that George and Lennie travel together. “It jus’ seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together.”
What does slim first say about George and Lennie traveling together?
When Slim asks if they travel together, George replies that he and Lennie “kinda look after each other.” In Chapter 3, Slim notes that it is odd that George and Lennie travel together. He says this because most workers live alone, traveling from job to job.
Why does Slim think it is so strange that Lennie and George travel together?
Key Questions and Answers
George and Lennie travel together because they have known each other since they were children and a natural friendship developed over time. George explains their history when he confides in Slim, saying, “Him and me was both born in Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara.
Why did George kill Lennie?
George kills Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head to save him from a more painful death at the hands of Curley, who has vowed to make him suffer for the death of his wife.
Why did George take Lennie in?
In a nutshell, George takes care of Lennie because he realizes that someone needs to do it and, over time, he has become fond of Lennie, despite the difficulties that he causes. George takes care of Lennie because he has promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he will look after him and protect him.
Why did slim drown the puppies?
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.
Who Shot Candy’s dog?
Carlson shoots Candy’s dog because it is old, sick, and no longer able to work as a sheep dog. Carlson says the dog “ain’t no good” to Candy, unable to see that the dog still has value as Candy’s friend and companion.
What is wrong with Lennie?
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 physically very strong (so his name is ironic), but cannot control himself, leading to escalating acts of accidental violence through the book.
How does George feel when he is talking to slim?
He wanted to talk. Slim neither encouraged nor discouraged him. He just sat back, quiet and receptive. It is a moment of decision.
How does slim react to what George has done?
After George has to kill Lennie, Slim treats him in a very compassionate way. He shows that he understands what George did and he knows why George had to do it.
What does George’s conversation with slim reveal?
What does George’s conversation with Slim reveal about his past treatment of Lennie? Georges conversation reveals that Lennie was adopted and George would take care of him. Why does George trust Slim? Slim is respected for his skills on the ranch, good attitude towards everyone, and respectful manner of confidence.
What is George and Lennie’s dream?
George and Lennie have a dream: to scrounge enough money together to someday buy their own little house and a plot of land to farm. They dream of roots, stability, and independence.
Are George and Lennie cousins?
Lennie is simply George’s close friend and is not related to him in any way. When George and Lennie meet the boss of the ranch for the first time, George lies to him by saying that Lennie is his cousin.
What nice thing does Slim do for Lennie?
Upon suggestion from Carlson, Slim decides to give Lennie one of the puppies that his dog just gave birth to. This is the kind act that Slim does for Lennie.