What did Lennie say about the puppy?

When Lennie says, “Jus’ my little pup . . . I was jus’ playin’ with him . . . An’ then he was dead,” he reveals that even though he adored this puppy, he failed to recognize and control his own strength, and he ultimately killed something he didn’t mean to.

What is one of Lennie’s favorite sayings?

“We could live offa the fatta the lan’.” “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.”

What page does Lennie get a puppy?

Friendship is what helps others get through hard times. In chapter 3 it begins with Slim giving Lennie a puppy and George thanking Slim for giving Lennie the puppy.

Why does Lennie believe the puppy is responsible for its own death?

He also says the puppy isn’t as small as a mouse and it should have been able to endure his rough play. Lennie’s arguments are obviously invalid, this displays how he is not willing to take responsibility for his actions. He blames the dog for the fact that it cannot handle his rough play when he is at fault.

What does Lennie’s puppy symbolize in chapter 3?

It symbolizes and foreshadows the solitary life George will be living soon. How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife? He opens the chapter in which she dies with Lennie petting his dead puppy.

What does Lennie killing the puppy foreshadow?

When Carlson kills the dog, Candy confides to George that he wishes he’d done it himself instead of letting Carlson do it. This comment foreshadows George’s decision to shoot Lennie himself, as he is Lennie’s closest companion. Lennie’s death at George’s hand is a heartbreaking moment for George and for the reader.

What quotes show Lennie is lonely?

“Lennie says miserably, ‘George won’t go away’ “ ( 73). The way this quote shows Lennie’s loneliness because without George he will not be able to survive or adapt to his surroundings.

How does Lennie’s killing of the puppy parallel?

How does Lennie’s killing of the puppy parallel the killing of Curley’s wife and the mice? Lennie loves soft things, he also doesn’t know his own strength. When he panics he hold on and kills mice/puppy/wife. He doesn’t have the mental capacity to hurt/kill out of meanness.

Why does candy regret killing his dog?

When the dog was killed, Candy regrets on not killing his dog himself because he didn’t want someone who didn’t care for the dog to kill it. He wanted to show the dog that it was the best for him and it was for his mercy.

How does Candy’s dog symbolize Lennie?

Here, Candy’s dog once again symbolizes the fear and realities of an aging farm worker. At the same time, the concept of shooting something to save it from a miserable life foreshadows the tragic events that will unfold between George and Lennie at the end of the story.