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Of Mice and Men Chapter 1 and 2 Answers

  • Date Submitted: 11/03/2010 05:44 PM
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Evidence that this book takes place during the time period is that they use bindles. Bindles are used by travelling people who don’t want to carry around to many belongings, since George and Lennie are looking for jobs and travelling around America they take bindles around with them for easy travelling. An example of them using bindles is when Steinbeck first introduces the characters ‘’…both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders.’’ Pg 2. They’ve got work tickets which they got from Murray and Ready’s George said on page 5, “The hell with what I says. You remember about us goin’ into Murray and Ready’s, and they give us work cards and bus tickets?” Pg 5. The last piece of evidence that this is during the time period is that they have the American Dream in mind. Lennie and George dream of “An’ live off the fatta the lan’” What Lennie means is to live off the fat of the land, it was most likely a widely used expression of the time and it means to live off the excess materials of the land.

George and Lennie are quite the opposite of characters; here are a few physical characteristics of the two.   Lennie Small is a huge man with bear like features. Steinbeck wrote”…, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely.” From Steinbeck’s description you get the image of just a big, well built man.
George is a small man with sharp strong features.“…small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp strong features. “ Pg 2 George also has small defined features.”…:small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose.”

Two personality traits of George are that he seems to be a bit of a nervous man”…, with restless eyes and sharp strong features.” He seems a bit nervous of his surroundings like he’s trying to stay away from trouble. The other is that he gets frustrated...


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