Where are George and Lennie going in Chapter 1 of mice and men?

George and Lennie, two migrant workers during the Great Depression, walk along a trail on the Salinas River just south of Soledad, California. They are on their way to a new ranch, where they hope to be hired to “buck barley,” that is, to haul sacks full of grain.
A.

Where are George and Lennie going and where are they coming from?

At the start of the book, Lennie and George are just coming to the little heavenly bit of the Salinas River near Soledad. They have been hitchhiking this way so that they can get to the ranch where they have been told they will work. They are coming from Northern California, from the town of Weed.
  • What is Lennie's last name?

    George is George Milton and Lennie is Lennie Small. Lennie's last name is ironic because Steinbeck characterizes Lennie as a physically imposing man, "a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, and wide, sloping shoulders."
  • How is Lennie described Of Mice and Men?

    Here is an example. Right in the beginning of the book, the first description of Lennie is as follows: Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, and wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws.
  • What is the dream George and Lennie share in Of Mice and Men?

    In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie share a dream of a better life, a life separate from the itinerate farm and ranch workers with whom they coexist.
B.

Why is Lennie carrying a dead mouse in his pocket?

Lennie is carrying the dead mouse because he likes to touch soft things. He loves soft, furry animals and dreams one day of living in his own farmhouse with George and raising rabbits. Unfortunately, he is mentally challenged, and sometimes doesn't realize his own strength.
  • Why is Lennie carrying a dead mouse in his pocket?

    Lennie is carrying the dead mouse because he likes to touch soft things. He loves soft, furry animals and dreams one day of living in his own farmhouse with George and raising rabbits. Unfortunately, he is mentally challenged, and sometimes doesn't realize his own strength.
  • What does George tell Lennie to do if they get in trouble?

    George tells Lennie to come and hide in the bushes near where they are camping in Chapter 1. He will come and find Lennie there and tell him what to do next. "Look, Lennie--if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here and hide in the brush."
  • Where are George and Lennie going in the book of mice and men?

    George and Lennie, two migrant workers during the Great Depression, walk along a trail on the Salinas River just south of Soledad, California. They are on their way to a new ranch, where they hope to be hired to “buck barley,” that is, to haul sacks full of grain.
C.

What does Lennie have in his pocket and why does he have it?

The mentally disabled Lennie finds pleasure and comfort in stroking soft things. Like a child with a favorite blanket, soft things tend to calm him down. Lennie carries a dead mouse in his pocket; however, Lennie's constant petting and strength kills the mouse, and George makes Lennie throw it away.
  • Why did George want to camp overnight?

    4) Why did George want to camp overnight instead of going another quarter of a mile to the ranch? because George likes the scenery of the place and just wants to lie down because the next day they would be doing heavy lifting of grain bags.
  • Why does Lennie get angry at his puppy?

    Lennie is petting his puppy and when it accidentally bites him, he smacks it a little too hard and unintentionally kills it. He doesn't do anything to the other pups in anger, but he is angry that the puppy has died.
  • What happened to Lennie's aunt?

    Aunt Clara. A character that is dead when the novella takes place but is remembered by George and Lennie. She is Lennie's aunt and tells George to take care of Lennie when she passes away. Lennie remember her giving him mice until he killed too many with his strength.

Updated: 22nd October 2018

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