Of mice and men chapter 2

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  • chapter 2
    • George and Lennie get to the ranch.
      • the bunkhouse is described.
      • They meet candy.
        • he likes gossiping with George.
          • the boss
            • "hell of a nice man."
              • For giving him a job even though candy is disabled.
            • "gets pretty mas somtimes"
              • "An' he give the stabe buck hell, too"
          • Curley
            • "he's the bosses son andhe's handy"
              • He knows he has power over the ranch workers.
              • If he gets into a fight with Lennie, Lennie will get fired.
            • "He wore a glove on his left hand and like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots."
            • "you seen that glove on his left hand. well, that glove's fulla vaseline. for his wife."
              • his showing off to the workers, so he can get more power.
          • Curley's wife
            • "Wait till you see Curley's wife."     "wait till you look her over."
              • "See" objectfying her and not treaing her as a person, concentrating on her looks.
              • They call her "curley's wife" like she belongs to him. also we dont not her name, not treating her like a person.
            • "she got the eye."
              • she dosnt like Curley and wants someone else.
            • She is called "a tart" and "a rattrap"
              • They don't get to know her as a person, for fear of Curley.
        • "the old man"  "the old swamper"
          • dont use him name little power
        • has only one hand.
          • disabled, most would not give him a job.
        • He has a very old dog, had it since it was a pup.
    • The boss meets George and Lennie.
      • "A stock little man, and he wore high heeled boots and spurs to prove he was not a labouring man."
      • "well, i never seen one guy take so much trouble  for another guy.
        • Its unusual for migrants to stick together.
    • Find out that the stable buck is black.
      • "Ya see the stable buck's a nigger"
        • no power
      • "They let the nigger come in that night"  (christmas.)
        • Shows the separation of races.
    • They meet slim
      • he is decribed in detail.
        • "he moved with a majesty only achived by royalty and master craftsmen."
        • "the prince of the ranch."
        • "his word was taken on any subject"
        • "his ears heard more than was said to him."
        • "his tone was friendly. It invited confisence without demanding it."
      • "Ain't many guys travel round together. I don't know why.
        • Shows that not many workers travel together and intruduces the theme of loneliness.
      • Slims dog has puppies, George asks him if Lennie can have one.
        • Foeshadowing he killed the mice.
    • Curley's wife
      • "The rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut-off."
        • Foreshadowing
      • Always wearing red.
        • assosiated with danger.
        • Foreshadowing
      • "Her voice had a nasal, brittel quality."
        • We find out later that she wantes to be a movie star but with a harsh voice it is unlikely to happen.
      • She uses her apperience to get power over other people.
        • "she leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown foward."
      • George warns Lennie to stay away from her because she is trouble.
        • Called her "a tramp", "rattrap" and "piece of jailbait."
  • "They let the nigger come in that night"  (christmas.)
    • Shows the separation of races.

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