Chapter Three (Part One) Questions

  • (Page 39) Why does George put himself down when talking to Slim?
  • (Page 40) What is the correlation between smarts and niceness?
  • (Page 41) Does George trust Slim? Why?
    • Do you believe George? Could Lennie have potentially raped the woman in Weed?
    • What are Carlson’s reasons for shooting the dog verses Candy’s reasons for not wanting to shoot the dog?
    • How are Candy and his dog similar?
    • Who is being literally silenced? Who is being metaphorically silenced? How? By who?
    • What effect does the personification of silence have on this scene?
    • What does this say about how Whit thinks/feels about work?
    • What does this say about George and Lennie and how they feel about their work?
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