Of Mice and Men - Relationships

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  • Of Mice and Men - Relationships
    • George and Lennie
      • George is like a father figure to Lennie
        • "Lennie, for god sakes don't drink so much" PAGE 3
        • "Lennie. You gonna be sick like you was last night" PAGE 3
          • Looking out for him/taking care of him
            • "Lennie, for god sakes don't drink so much" PAGE 3
      • George kills Lennie out of respect
        • Otherwise Curley will kill him
      • Lennie respects George and wants him to be proud.
        • "George'll be mad" PAGE 103
          • Doesn't want to disappoint George
        • "Look George. Look what I done" PAGE 3
          • Wants to show his acheivements
      • Friendship isn't valued as much as Family
        • "He' my...cousin" PAGE 25
          • George needs to keep Lennie close
      • George is Lennie's voice as he understand his mental state
        • "The boss turned to George, 'then why don't you let him answer?' PAGE 24
        • "His name's Lennie Small" PAGE 24
        • "Yeah, him too" PAGE 24
      • Lennie is reliant on George
        • "George...I ain't got mine" PAGE 5
          • Lennie would be no-where without George
            • "Think I'd let you carry your own work card?" PAGE 5
              • "George...I ain't got mine" PAGE 5
                • Lennie would be no-where without George
                  • "Think I'd let you carry your own work card?" PAGE 5
          • "You jus' stand there and don't say anything" PAGE 7
          • "In a panic, Lennie looked at George for help" PAGE 24
      • Curley and Curley's Wife
        • In 1930's women were not equal to men. Women were there to cook, clean and pleasure the husband.
        • Never seen together until she dies and the end
          • Curley doesn't care about her
          • Curley shows no remorse when his wife dies
            • Only wants revenge
              • "I'm gonna shot the guts outta that big bastard myself"
        • Marriage
          • Curley can be seen as man
            • Only want his wife for pleasure
            • But still lacks respect from ranch members
          • Doesn't love her
          • Appearance based
            • Pretty wife = him looking good
        • "Sometimes I'd like to bust him myself"
          • She resents his tough guy behaviour
        • Spend the whole novel looking for each other but for the wrong reasons
          • Curley: Make sure shes not with someone else
          • Curley's wife: Trying to avoid her husband
        • Curley's wide despises her husband
          • "He ain't a nice fella"
      • George and Candy
        • They bond over the dream of having their own land
        • Candy's greatest fear is that once he is unable to help on the ranch he will be "disposed of"
          • The dream of having own land reassures of a brighter future
        • Form a friendship and confide in eachother
          • Friendships were unusual in the great depression as everyone was left to fend for themselves
          • "Don't tell nobody about it just us and no one else" PAGE 69

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