Quotes ‘Of mice and males’.
? Lennie “They had strolled in a file down the path, and even outdoors one stayed behind the other” This reveals that Lennie has less power than George and follows him since he doesn’t know what to do. Section 1, page 19 “A big male, shapeless of face, with big pale eyes, wide sloping shoulders … dragging his feet a little like a bear drags his paws, his arms hung loosely” This reveals that Lennie has sluggish reflections, and is high. Animal contrast Section 1, page 19 “The follower almost ran over him” Slow Reflections Section 1, page 19 “His substantial buddy” Reveals Lennie is actually tall Section 1, page 19 ‘Drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse … Lennie dipped his entire head under, hat and all” Animal Contrast. Like a kid. Area 1, page 20 “Look George. Look what I done” Like a child Section 1, page 20 “Lennie, who had been viewing, mimicked george precisely.” Looks up to george Section 1, page 21 “So you forgot that awready, did you? I got ta inform you again, do I’ Jesus Christ, you’re an insane bastard!” Constantly forgets things. Neurological disorder Section 1, page 21 “I forgot … I attempted not to forget. Sincere to God I did, George.” Tries, however forgets. Finding reasons
Area 1, page 21 “I Remember about the bunnies, George.” Just keeps in mind about bunnies Section 1, page 22 “That’s all you ever remember is them bunnies.” Only keeps in mind about rabbits Area 1, page 22 Think I ‘d let you bring your own work card” Can’t be responsible for his own things. Like a child Section 1, page 22 “Jus’ a dead mouse, George. I didn’t kill it … I discovered it dead.” Does not know his own strength. Section 1, page 23 “Aw, leave me have it, George.” He wants to be accountable for something Area 1, page 23 “What a crazy bastard you are … but if he sees ya work prior to he hears ya talk we’re set.’ Lennie is a great employee, but not so wise Section 1, page 23 & & 24 “Lennie made an intricate pantomime of innocence” No Adult would do that. Area 1, page 26 “Blubberin’ like a child” Like an infant Section 1, page 27 “That was your own Aunt Clara.” Doesn’t even remember loved ones Area 1, page 27 “I ‘d animal ’em … I pinched their heads a little and after that they died since they was so little.” No idea of own strength Section 1, page 27 “You ain’t to be relied on with no live mice.” Can’t be relied on Area 1, page27 “A couple of beans slipped out of the side of Lennie’s mouth.” Bad coordination. Like a baby Area 1, page 33 ‘George lifted his tick and looked underneath it … Lennie got up and did the same with his bed.” Admires George Section 2, page 40 “No he ain’t [much of a talker] This reveals that Lennie is following what George stated Section 2, page 43 “A hell of a great worker. Strong as a bull.” Shows how strong he is Area 2, page 43 he’s a good skinner.” Lie That Lennie can manage a duty like that. Area 2, page 43 “Oh I ain’t saying his brilliant.” Isn’t Smart Section 2, page 43 “I don’t know how we’re gon na get him to oversleep here.” Like a kid just wishing to have fun with something new Section 3, page 64 ‘Jus’ tell Lennie what to do an’ he’ll do it if it take no figuring … but he can sure take orders.” He can do anything you inform him even if it’s a bad thing Section 3, page 64 & & 65″ You can’t remember nothing that happens, but you keep in mind ever’ word I say.” Lennie’s psychological obstacle Section 6, page 144 George “They had walked in a single file down the course, and even in the open one remained behind the other” George is the leader. Knows what his doing. Section 1, page 19 “The first male was little, fast dark of face, agitated, and sharp strong features … little, strong hands, slim arms and a thin bony nose.’ Constantly alert, strong, short. Section 1, page 19 “I keep in mind some women come over and you says” Likes female company Section 1, page 22 “Believe I ‘d let you bring your own work card” Accountable. Area 1, page 22 “What an insane bastard you are … but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk we’re set.” Smart. Has strategies Section 1, page 23 & & 24 “From his side pocket he highlighted two spoons and passed one of them to Lennie.” Always considers Lennie. Not self-centered Area 1, page 33 “That’s a dirty thing to inform around,” Does not seek for problem Section 1, page 49 “I heard him, Lennie. I’ll ask him.’ Area 2, page 59 “I ain’t gon na let them injure Lennie. “? Protection untill the end? Section 5 Pg 132 “George didn’t answer, however nodded gradually”? Informs the fact? Section 5 Pg 132 “When he got a piece of pie you always got half or more ‘n half. “? George’s constant kindess? Area 6 Pg 142 Life of Migrant Employees “Both were dressed in denim pants and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both used black, shapeless hats and both brought tight blanket rolls over their shoulders.” Migrant employees uniform Area 1, page 19 “People like us that deal with ranches, are the loneliest men worldwide.
They got no household, they don’t belong no place … They ain’t nothing to look ahead to.” Migrant employees life Area 1, page 32 They come to a ranch an’ work up a stake and after that they go inta town and blow their stake and the very first thing you know they’re pounding their tale on some other cattle ranch.” Their vicious circle Area 1, page 32 “If them other guys gets in prison they can rot for all anyone offers a damn.” No one cares about them Section 1, page 32 “States “favorably kills lice, roaches, and other scourges”. What the hell type of bed you offering us, anyways. We don’t desire no pants rabbits.’ Bad living conditions Section 2, page 39 “He unrolled his bindle and put things on the rack.” Little ownerships Section 2, page 40 “Well I never seen a person take a lot problem for another man.” Man on their own Section 2, page 43 “I do not like no one to get nosey.” Section 2, page 45 “Hardly none of the men ever take a trip together.” Lonesome. Man for itself Section 3, page 65 “Never seem to provide a damn about nobody.” Man for itself Section 3, page 65 Sweet and Candy’s pet “a high, stoop-shouldered old male … worn blue jeans and he carried push broom” Impression of Sweet Section 2, page 38 ‘out of the sleeve came a round stick-like wrist, but no hand.” Had a mishap Section 2’ page 39 “the old swamper.” His the cleaner Area 2, page 39 “I ain’t got the poop no more.” He does not have the energy Area 2, page 41 “walked a drag-footed sheep pet, gray of muzzle, and with pale, blind old eyes … moth-eaten coat. First impression of Sweet’s dog Area 2, page 45 “The swamper saw him [( The pet)] until he was settled.” Candy cares about the pet prior to anything. Life’s buddies Section 2, page 45 “Do not inform Curley I said none of this.” Sweet is taking a threat to assist them.
Area 2, Page 48 “Ancient dog strolled lamely” Really old dog Section 2, page 60 “His ancient dog … Got painfully to his feet.” Truly old that he is weak Area 2, page 50 “That dog of candy is so god damn old he can’t hardly stroll. Stinks like hell 2. Ever’ time he enters into the bunk home I can smell him for two, three days.” Never ever seen a shower Area 2, page 58 “Got no teeth, damn near blind, can’t eat. Sweet feeds him milk. He can’t chew nothing else.” Actually old that he can’t do things as younger pets. Section 2, page 58 Employer “He ached as hell” Truly upset Area 2, page 38 ‘provides him hell when he seethes.” Disrespectful Section 2 page 41 “he’s a pretty good fella. Gets pretty mad in some cases … brang a gallon of whisky.” He can be mean, however employees like him since of “Generous” actions Section 2, page 41 “A little stocky male … wore blue jean trousers, a flannel t-shirt, a black, unbuttoned vest and a black coat. His thumbs were stuck in his belt … on his head was a soiled brown Stetson hat, and he wore high-heeled boots and spurs to show he was not a laboring man.” First impression of Manager Section 2, page 41 “brief, fast steps of a fat-legged man. “
His short Section 2, page 43 “I stated what stake you got on this man?” Is suspicious. Little trust on people Section 2, page 43 “I got my eye on you.” Is suspicious. Little trust on individuals Area 2, page 44 Curley and Curley’s wife “A thin boy with a brown face, with brown eyes and a head of firmly curled hair. He used a work glove on his left hand, and, like in charge, he wore high-heeled boots … he glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie.” First impression of Curley Section 2, page 46 “His glance was at as soon as determining and pugnacious.” Always prepared to combat Area 2, page 46 ‘He’s done a fair bit in the ring. He’s a lightweight, and he comes in handy.” Currently had some practice fighting in the ring Area 2, page 47 “Curley’s like a lot of little guys he dislikes huge people … Sort of like he seethes at ’em due to the fact that he ain’t a huge person.” Inability complex Area 2, page 48 “Won’t ever get canned ’cause his old male’s the boss.” Can’t get fired since his the boss’s son Section 2, page 48″ [Just wed and] she got the eye.” Curley’s better half isn’t happy with curley Area 2, page 49 “I think Curley’s married a tart.” Curley’s spouse is a promiscuous lady Area 2, page 50 ‘Curley don’t take no chances. he always wins.” He does not run the risk of Area 2, page 51 “She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, greatly comprised. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She used a cotton home dress and red mules.” First impression of Curley’s other half Section 2, page 53 “She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward.” Flirting Section 2, page 53 “She’s a rattrap.” She is a prison ticket Section 2, page 54 “Curley popped into the doorway again and stood checking out the space.’ Examining his better half wasn’t hiding and flirting with George And Lennie Area 2, page 60″ Ain’t I got a right to speak with no one?” Curley’s spouse is controlled by Curley. She has to do what Curley says. Section 5, page 124″ Her words toppled out in an enthusiasm of interaction.” Shows she was passionate talking/expressing herself for possibly the first time. Section 5, page 124 “To see wether she was impressing him.” Trying to make Lennie intriguing. Displaying a bit. Area 5, page 124″ Well, I ain’t informed this to nobody prior to … I do not like Curley. He ain’t a good fella.” She is confessing to Lennie her feelings
Area 5, page 125 My own sensations on Curley’s wife: I personally feel that Curley’s spouse is much like “a tart”, but just due to the fact that she had to marry someone to escape from her mother. I think that she puts a lot of make up just for staying in “her home” to feel as if she managed to accomplish her dreams, “remained in the motion pictures”. Over all during the book we get the impression of Curley’s other half being “a tart” when at the end she simply wants to toss out the isolation she has. Slim “Huge high skinner.” Tall man Section 2, page 44 “Slim don’t require no high heeled boots” His the genuine authority of the cattle ranch. They respect him
Section 2, page 50 “A high guy stood in the doorway. He held a crushed Stetson hat under his arm while he integrated his long, black, moist hair directly back. Like others he had blue denims and a short jeans jacket. When he had actually completed combing his hair he moved into the room.” Slim Section 2, page 55 “He moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master artisans … The prince of the ranch.” He was the best in what he did Section 2, page 55 Capable of driving … even twenty mules … efficient in a fly on a wheeler’s butt with a bull whip without touching the mule.” Even had a majesty and command over mules.
Section 2, page 55 & & 56 “All talk stooped when he spoke. His authority was so great his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love.” Individuals believe he had crucial things to state Area 2, page 56 “His face was ageless.” You could not tell his age Section 2, page 56 “of comprehending beyond thought.” He might understand the subtext of people when they spoke Section 2, page 56 “His hands … were as delicate in their action as those of a temple dancer.” He had delicate hands Area 2, page 56 “Slim looked approvingly at George for having given the compliment.” Likes individuals getting along
Section 2, page 57 “His tone was friendly. It welcomed confidence without requiring it.” People become positive with him when talking Area 2, page 57 “Slim stood up gradually and with dignity.” Not even when the food might complete he runs desperate Area 2, page 58 “Carlson stepped back to let slim precede him.” Even other people respect him Section 2, page 59 Crooks “Bunk in the harness room”? Where he lived? Section 4 Pg98 “Long box filled with straw”? His bed? Area 4 Pg 98 “The negro stable buck”? What he was? Section 4 Pg 98 “A steady buck and a cripple”? Having a crooked spinal column?
Section 4 Pg 98 “He had built up more possesions than what he could continue his back”? Had a lot of thing? Area 4 Pg 98 “A tattered dictionary”? Likes to find out? Area 4 Pg 98 “Swept and fairly tidy”? He was organized? Section 4 Pg 99 “Was a proud aloof guy”? He was an introvert individual? Area 4 Pg 99″ for he required his distance and required that others kept theirs”? He was an introvert person? Area 4 Pg 99 “Shine with intensity”? Crooks’ eyes? Section 4 Pg 99 “Thin, pain-tightened lips”? Scoundrels’ lips? Section 4 Pg 99 “I ain’t wanted in the bunka home and you ain’t wanted in my room”?
Revenge sort of? Area 4 Pg 100 “Cause I’m black. They play cards in their, but I can’t play beacuse I’m black. They say I stink, Well, I inform you, you all of you stink to me. “? Section 4 Pg 100? “Pink ears”? Criminals’ ears are pink? Area 4 Pg 100 “I ain’t a southern negro. I was born here in California. “? Where he was born? Area 4 Pg 102 “My old guy had a chicken cattle ranch”? He lived all right? Section 4 Pg 102 “The white kids come play at our place, an’ sometimes I went to have fun with them”? His young life. No partition? Area 4 Pg 102 “If I say something, why it’s simply a nigger sayin’ it. “?
Nobody appreciates colored individuals? Section 4 Pg 102 “Crook’s face lightened with enjoyment in his abuse”? Happy of dealing with others how he got treated? Area 4 Pg 103″ had two bros, they always near me”? How hard life is without them.? Section 4 Pg 106 Life of Migrant Employees “It do not make no distinction if he do not hear or undersand … it do not make no distinction, no difference. “? As long as there is a person to talk with it’s alright.? Section 4 Pg 103 “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got no one. Do not make no distinction who the person is as long’s he’s with you. I tell ya he wept I inform ya aguy gets too lonely an’ gets sick. ‘? What takes place when you’re lonesome? Area 4 Pg 105 “I see hundreds of men come over on the road. “? Migrant workers move a lot? Area 4 Pg 106 American Dream” gon na get a lttle location an’ survive on the fatta the lan’. “? The dream? Area 4 Pg 101 The very same dang thing in there heads … every’body desires a piece of lan’. “? The dream? Area 4 Pg 106 “He says I might opt for that program, however my ol’ lady wouldn’ let me. She says becuse I was on’y fiteen”? Curley’s other half’s very first dream? Area 5 Pg 124 “He states he was gon na put me in the films. Says I was a natural. “? Curley’s better half’s second dream? Section 5 Pg 124 Lennie ‘Why do you get eliminated? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you difficult”? Lennie eliminated his admired puppy? Section 5 Pg 120 “Now possibly George ain’t gon na let me tend no rabbits, ifhe fin’s you got eliminated.” Section 5 Pg 121 “This ain’t no bad thing like I got to go conceal in the brush. Oh! no. This ain’t. I’ll inform George I found it dead. “? First time Lennie is reasoning/thinking? Area 5 Pg 121 “I like to animal great things. “? Like a kid? Section 5 Pg 126 “She was still, for Lennie had broken her neck. “? Lennie’s extraordinary strength. “? Section 5 Pg 128 “What done it. “? Candy believes no human could’ve done it.?
Area 5 Pg 130 “Lennie never done it in meaness, all the time he done bad things, however he never ever done one of ’em suggest. “? Never ever intends damage? Area 5 Pg 132 “Came as calmly as a creeping bear relocation. “? Animal term? Area 6 Pg 140 “George gon na provide me hell. “? Even after killing Curley’s spouse he only considers what George will do? Section 6 Pg 140 “Jesus Christ, Lennie! You can’t keep in mind nothing that takes place’ but you can keep in mind ever’ word I say. ‘? His remembering abilities? Area 6 Pg 144 Shattered Dreams” Well, a show come through, an’ I satisfied one of the actor. He states I could opt for that program …
If i ‘d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you wager.” Curley’s Partner initially shattered dream Section 5, page 124″ He states he was gon na put me in the movies. States I was a natural.” Curley’s Partner second shattered dream Section 5, page 124″ Now Sweet spoke his biggest worry. You an’ me can get that little location … Sweet dropped his head and looked down at the hay. He knew.” Sweet’s shattered dream Area 5, page 131″ I’ll work my month an’ take my fifty bucks an’ I’ll stay all night in a lousy cat home … An’ then I’ll come back an’ work another month an’ I’ll have fifty dollars more.” Georges shattered dream Section 5, page 131