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Of Mice and Men Chapter Four Study Guide

Vocabulary: Define the following terms.

Aloof: Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote.

Fawning: To exhibit affection or attempt to please.

Apprehension: Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.

Indignation: Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy.

Crestfallen: Dispirited and Depressed; Dejected .

Literary Terms: define the following and provide and example from the chapter.

Verbal Irony: A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant. “Sure”, said Crooks. “And a manure pile under the window. Sure it's swell.” pg. 75

Symbolism: Investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. Crooks – stereotype of a black person being discriminated.

Infer: to derive by reasoning. Curleys wife – the ways she is seen by the other guys trouble like the bad wife.

Questions: Answer the following using complete sentences.
1) Describe Crooks' room? Where is it? What is in it? What can we infer about him?

Crooks lives in the stable with the other horses the harness room. It had a little shed, a window in one side of the wall and in the other wall a door which lead to the barn. His bed was a lobg box filled with straws. There were also pegs, broken harnesses and a becnh below the window. He had law books which makes us thing he is intelligent. We can infer he is treated like an animal because he lives with them. Obviously he is discriminated.

2) Why does Crooks tell Lennie about his childhood? What characteristics about Lennie mollify his aloofness?

Crook told Lennie that he played with children and that his dad got mad at him and he didnt understand why until he grew up (discrimination). His disarming smile, mental disability, and his innocence.

3) Why does Lennie get mad at Crooks? Why does Crooks do this?

He gets mad at Crooks because he starts asking what he would do if George dint come back. He started getting worried...
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