Uh-uh. Jus' a dead mouse, George. I didn't kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead. Pg 3
Give it here! Give it here! Pg 3
What is empathy? Is it an important characteristic? Explain.
I could get you strung upon a tree so easy, it ain't even funny. Pg 38
If you was to do that, we'd tell. We'd tell about you framin Crooks. Pg 38
In this scene, George helps Lennie by talking to Lennie about their dream and killing him, which Steinbeck uses to answer the essential question by showing us integrity. George holds his motives true and doesn't want Lennie to die suffering. George tells Lennie the story about the farm because he is a true friend and doesn't want Lennie to continue to suffer through life. The author wants to see that George cares for Lennie and that that people should help other people even not in their best interest.
In this scene. George throws away Lennie's dead mouse, which Steinbeck uses to answer the essential question by showing that people should help each other. George wants Lennie to have a fresh mouse instead of a dead mouse so he stays healthy. The author wants us to understand that an individual's duty to others is to help people no matter what.
In this scene, Curley's wife is threatening Crooks and Candy steps in, Steinbeck answers the essential question by showing us helpfulness. Candy sticks up for Crooks saying that he has Crooks back no matter what happens. The author wants us to understand that empathy is an important characteristic because it can allow people to bond together if they understand what others are going through.