Of Mice and Men chapter 4

How is Crooks’s living quarters different from the men’s bunk houses? He has many books and his room fairly neat.
2. For what reason does Lennie go to the barn? Lennie heads to the barn to look for his puppy.
How does Crooks react to Lennie when he comes to visit? Why does he react this way? He is immediately defensive of his space. He isn’t allowed in the other men’s bunk house, so he doesn’t like anyone in his, bothering him.
What do we learn about Crooks’s family life? Crooks was born in California on a chicken ranch. He grew up in a white neighborhood and had white friends, although is father didn’t like that.
Crooks teases Lennie about George leaving him. Why do you think Crooks does this? He loves how gullible and naive Lennie is.
How does Crooks truly feel about Lennie and Candy’s visit? Although he acts as if he is bothered by their visit, he seems to appreciate the company. Crooks seems very lonely, but is still quite guarded around his visitors.
Why does Crooks doubt George and Lennie and Candy’s goal of acquiring land? Crooks says he has heard it all before and has known other ranch men who have talked about similar dreams, but never made them a reality.
What does Curley’s wife say she could have done instead of marrying Curley? Curley’s wife says that she could have “been somebody” and been an actress in movies.
How does Curley’s wife threaten Crooks? Curley’s wife threatens could get him “strung up a tree” for talking to her.
Why does Crooks say he was “jes foolin'” about working at the ranch? Do you believe he really didn’t mean it? Why do you think he changes his mind? He feels slightly embarrassed and beaten down after his encounter with Curley’s wife. Also, he likely thinks that George & Lennie’s dream could never happen.

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