Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 5 (Period 4)


Instructions if you need them:

1. Each student needs to post at least once in the comments section of their period's blog post.
2. Posts should be about Day 5 reading, and can be either a discussion question, or an answer to someone else's discussion question.
3. Try to keep questions and answers roughly equal... if you see there are more questions than answers, add a question. If you see more answers than questions... pose a question!

Some additional suggestions:
  • include page numbers if you're asking a question
  • make sure it's clear who you're answering- either reply directly to a question, or state in your comment which question you're referring to

-Mrs. L.

24 comments:

  1. Why do you think that Curley's wife chose to talk to Lennie in the first place, even after she knew he broke Curley's hand, and might be dangerous? (86)

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    1. She might have just been lonely as she said in the book, and wanted someone to talk to. She could also have also thought that she could get close to Lennie and become friends with him. Then, she could have taken advantage of him to get money or the acting career she wanted.

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    2. I think she realized Lennie thought she was pretty and liked her, and wanted the attention Lennie would give. Furthermore, Lennie wasn't profound enough to consider how Curley's wife was a 'tart', so she could talk to him without him judging her in a negative light from the other men's opinions.

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    3. To add on to kathleen, also maybe she realized that Lennie was a bit dumb and she could talk him into doing stuff for her. Also he was the most easy to talk to because he wasn't bright enough to realize what the consequences were for beaching close with her.

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  3. Do you think Lennie was the one that took Carlson's Luger? (97)

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    1. To be honest, I don't think that Lennie would take Carlson's Luger. It is not really his nature to handle guns, as normally he tries to stay out of trouble (so he can 'tend to the rabbits'). Lennie's action would most likely to have his tail between legs and run away (most likely to the spot specified at the start of the story). So someone else must have taken Carlson's gun (since he couldn't have misplaced it in a short period of time, though it is possible).

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    2. I also do not think that Lennie would steal Carlson's Luger. Lennie is not the type of person who would do such a thing, as he is attracted to more simple things. For example, he likes soft things that he can feel, like a puppy or a rat. I would think that one of the other men would take it as they might have other uses for it.

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    3. I disagree, I think Lennie might have taken the gun for protection in case other men come searching for him that's not George, but Lennie probably meant no harm by taking the gun.

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  4. Why did George want to seem like he wasn't "In on it"? (95)

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    1. I think that George didn't want to seem like he was "in on it" because he knew that Curley might have him canned. George also seemed to want to keep Lennie safe, but he knew that he had to keep himself safe from Curley and also he needed the money from the job.

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    2. I think George didn't want to seem like he wasn't "In on it" because first of all he wasn't, and second what Lennie did is considered murder. George is the type of sensible guy who wouldn't want to be associated with murder, and he knows he can't save Lennie now, so there is no use standing up for Lennie either.

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  5. If Curley's wife dislikes Curly because "He ain't a nice fella", why does she still choose to be with him? (89)

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    1. Curley's wife probably doesn't have any other better options so she's still stuck with Curley. During that time, women didn't have many job options so it would be hard for Curley's wife to make a living and leave him.

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    2. Even though Curley's wife doesn't like Curley she probably chose to be with him because living as the wife of the boss's son isn't a terrible life compared to marrying a normal man. Also, her mom might have made her after and she agreed because she was disheartened by not being able to become an actress.

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  6. How do you think George will react when he finally meets Lennie? Will he be upset with Lennie, and not let him "tend to the rabbits?" (98)

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    1. I certainly think that George will be mad at Lennie. He probably will still let him "tend to the rabbits," but I he'll probably keep Lennie in his sight most of the times. I think George may try to get him the least possible punishment, and try to help Lennie to the best of his ability.

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    2. I disagree with Ria, that George will let Lennie tend to the rabbits. I feel that way because George has been strict to Lennie about things and I don't think he'll let this go "just like that." George might tie him up, punish him, and not let him tend to the rabbits.

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    3. I agree with Ria that George will be mad at Lennie and that he will let Lennie "tend to the rabbits." Even if George is mad at Lennie, that would make Lennie more upset than George, and the only way to make Lennie happy again is to talk about the rabbits and letting Lennie take care of them

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    4. I believe George will be very upset with Lennie for murdering Curley's wife. Even it Lennie didn't mean to do it, George still warned him to be careful about her. He will most likely not let him tend to the rabbits and will probably give him a punishment. George might also be afraid for Lennie because Curley is a violent man and he might want to hurt Lennie badly for what he has done.

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  7. Up until this point, George has always protected Lennie. However, this time, Lennie has committed murder. I think George will try to keep him away from Curley, but he will probably also seek help for Lennie's mental problems, since it appears that George cannot completely control Lennie's actions or help him get better.

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    1. Well you can't control anything completely, and I really don't think George will seek for help. Even if he did the cost will be a lot more than he can afford.

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    2. I think at this point George has to decide whether he wants to be with Lennie and lose his life yet again or be treated with respect and hold the same job for standing up to his friend, and I think George will finally lose his cool with Lennie, and the two will separate.

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    3. George is happy that he has a job, and he doesn't have to bother over Lennie as much. And I agree you can't control someone, but it is likely that they will seaperate in the later part of the story

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