Of mice and men Isolation quotes

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  • Of mice and men. isolation
    • Curleys wife -
      • "They left all the weak ones here" (pg 110, ch4)
        • I get lonely. You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley." (P122-3)
          • If I catch any one man, and he's alone, I get along fine with him. But just let two of the guys get together an' you won't talk. Jus' nothing but mad. You're all scared of each other, that's what. Ever' one of you's scared the rest is goin' to get something on you" (pg 85)
            • "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely."
              • Curleys wife -
                • "They left all the weak ones here" (pg 110, ch4)
                  • I get lonely. You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley." (P122-3)
                    • If I catch any one man, and he's alone, I get along fine with him. But just let two of the guys get together an' you won't talk. Jus' nothing but mad. You're all scared of each other, that's what. Ever' one of you's scared the rest is goin' to get something on you" (pg 85)
                      • "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely."
      • George
        • "I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good. They don't have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They get wantin' to fight all the time."
        • "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to."
      • Lennie
        • "If you don' want me I can g off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."
        • Lennie's biggest fear isn't being locked up: it's being locked out. To him, being on George's bad side would be about worse than anything. Apparently freedom and confinement don't have to include locks.
      • Candy
        • The old man [Candy] squirmed uncomfortably. "Well-hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him." He said proudly, "You wouldn't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog I ever seen."
          • This reminds us of the same relationship George and Lennie has. Everyone see's his dog as being useless and a nuciance, but to candy, his dog is his companion, just like Lennie is to George
        • "A guy on a ranch don't never listen nor he don't ast no questions."
        • George half-closed his eyes. "I gotta think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourselves." Candy interrupted him, "I'd make a will an' leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, 'cause I ain't got no relatives or nothing…"
          • "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog."
            • This relates to George and Lennie yet again. When Lennie has to be shot, George wouldn't have let any stranger kill Lennie. It would have to be him. quite like Candy and his dog.
      • Crooks
        • "George can tell you screwy things, and it don't matter It's just the talking. It's just bein' with another guy. That's all."
        • Crooks said sharply, "You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got any right in here but me."
          • "This is just a nigger talkin', an' a busted-back nigger. So it don't mean nothing, see?"
      • Slim
        • Slim looked through George and beyond him. "Ain't many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."

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