Topic: Question 3

George reminds Lennie that they are heading for work on another ranch, similar to one they have recently left in Weed, and he instructs Lennie to "jus' stand there and don't say nothing" when they meet the ranch boss.

a. Why do you think George insists Lennie not say anything when they meet the ranch boss?
b. What happened in Weed that forced the two men to leave the work they had there?
c. What clues are there in the first chapter that suggest their dream might not come true? Think especially about the incident with the mouse, and what we learn about the incident in Weed.*