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- Of Mice and Men – Chapter 2 questions

1. George and Lennie arrived at the ranch at ten o’clock in the morning local time due to there night in the wilderness. 2. Candy is the old handyman, aging and left with only one hand as the result of an accident, worries that the boss will soon declare him useless and demand that he leave the ranch. Of course, life on the ranch—especially Candy’s dog, once an impressive sheep herder but now toothless, foul-smelling, and brittle with age—supports Candy’s fears. Past accomplishments and current emotional ties matter little, as Carson makes clear when he insists that Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. In such a world, Candy’s dog serves as a harsh reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives his usefulness. Like George, Candy clings to the idea of having the freedom to take up or set aside work as he chooses. 3. In his bindle, George possesses a few things for his day to day cleanliness really, a razor, bar of soap, his comb, his liniment, a bottle of pills and a leather wristband. I seems to me these are the things that George only possesses which back then was normal for a freelance worker 4. The boss of the ranch was annoyed at first with George and Lennie as they were supposed to be reporting for work duties earlier on that day. Once the pair told why they were late arriving, the boss seemed to calm a bit. 5.  The boss is a stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. He is never named and appears only once, but seems to be a fair-minded man. Candy happily reports that the boss once delivered a gallon of whiskey to the ranch-hands on Christmas Day. 6. Crooks is a lively, sharp-witted, black stable-hand, who takes his name from his crooked back. Like most of the characters in the story, he admits that he is extremely lonely. When Lennie visits him in his room, his reaction reveals this fact. At first, he turns Lennie away, hoping to prove a point that if he,...
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