1) What do Steinbeck’s first descriptions of George and Lennie tell us about the characters? Is there anything which he writes about Lennie which leads us to believe that he has the mind of a child?
2) What hints are there in the opening dialogue (conversation) between George and Lennie tell us about the nature of their relationship?
3) What is the significance of the dead mouse in terms of what it might say about Lennie?
4) George appears to get easily annoyed with Lennie. Do you think that George is being honest when he states that he would be better off without Lennie?
5) What do you think George asks Lennie to familiarise himself with the location of the clearing where they spend the night?