Now, that you have finished this story, I want you to write about your reaction to the ending of the book – both the events that transpired between Curley’s wife and Lennie and what happens down by the river between Lennie and George. Consider: 1. Did you see the situation coming between Lennie and Curley’s wife after the death of the puppy? 2. How did the death of Curley’s wife make you feel, both about her and Lennie? 3. We will discuss the death of Lennie more in class, but for now, how did you feel about this ending of the novel? 4. How did George’s decision affect you? How did this scene make you feel overall?
In chapter 4 Of Mice and Men, the idea of dreams is discussed at length. Explain the various perspectives on dreams and how that is significant to the message of the story as a whole. Make sure to look at hopefulness toward dreams, regret at not fulfilling dreams, and doubt that dreams can ever come true. In your response, discuss how the different characters embody these ideas. In addition, analyze the purpose of the contrast. Minimum 250 words.