Of Mice and Men All Key Quotes

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George
"Thefirstmanwassmallandquick,darkofface,withrestlesseyes
andsharpstrongfeatures"DescriptionofGeorgewhichisthe
completeoppositeofLennie
"GotosleepLennie"Georgeshowingpaternalrelationship
"YoukeepawayfromCurley,Lennie"ShowingGeorgeisagood
judgeofcharacterandtryingtoprotectLennie
"IfIwasaloneIcouldlivesoeasy"Georgecouldbehappieronhis
ownbutkeepshispromisetoLennie'sant
"Iwantyoutostaywithme,Lennie"­GeorgereinforcestoLennie
theirrelationshipandthatGeorgeneedLenniejustasmuchas
LennieneedsGeorge
"Guyslikeus,aretheloneliestguysintheworld"­Peoplelike
GeorgeandLennieonranchesarelonelysogladtheyhaveeach
otherscompany
"Don'tyoueventakealookatthatbitch,she'sgonnamakeamess,
Jesuswhatatramp"GeorgewarningLenniethatCurley'swifewill
getthemintotroublesotostayaway

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Lennie
"IthoughtyouwasmadatmeGeorge"ShowsLennie'schildish
behaviourandthatheseesGeorgeashisrolemodelwhohedoesn't
wanttoupset
"An'liveofthefattathelan',anhaverabbits"ThisshowsLennie's
dreamthathehaswithGeorgeandhowheseesGeorgeashis
paternalfigurebyrepeatingthequestionsthroughoutthenovel
"Ahugemanshapelessofface,andhewalkedthewayabeardrags
hispaws.Hisarmshungloosely"DescriptionofLennie,Whichis
completelydifferenttothatofGeorge,showinghowtheyboth
contrast
"ComeonGeorge.Tellme.Please,George.Likeyoudonebefore"
LenniedreamslikeachildaskingGeorgetotellhimthestoryover
"BecauseIgotyoutolookaftermeandyougotmetolookafter
you"Showingtheirfriendshipbetweenthetwoofthemandhow
LenniethinksofGeorge
"HeWon'tdoit"­LenniecriedWhencrookstellsLenniethatGeorge
hasgoneintotownandwontcomebackLenniegetsupset,although
Lennieisn'tcleverenoughtounderstandlonelinesscompletely
"Whydoyougottagetkilled?,youaintsolittleofmice.…read more

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Curley'sWife
"Hewasgonnaputmeinthemovies"Curley'swifehadherdream
ruinedto,thefilmmakerusedherforsex
"Shehadfull,roguedlipsandwidespacedeyes,heavilymadeup,
herfingernailswerered"Illustratingthatshewastodresseduptobe
onaworkingranchandthatshewasclearlyaftersomemale
attention
"YouknowwhatIcandoifyouopenyourtrap"showsanotso
innocentsidetoCurley'sWife,userherpowerasCurley'sWifeto
threatenotherranchworkers
"ThinkIDon'tliketotalktosomebodyever'onceinawhile"Showsa
moreinnocentsidethatshegenuinelyjustwantstotalktosomeone
andthatshedoesn'tmeananyharm
"KeepyourplacethenNigger,Icouldgetyoustrunguponatreeso
easyitain'tevenfunny"Showingaverynegativesideagainshowing
thepresenceofracisminthetimethiswaswrittenandalsoabusing
herpower
"Jailbait"Ranchworkersrefertoherasjailbaitsomethingthatwill
getthemintroubleiftheyhaveanythingtodowithher…read more

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Slim
"slimcamein,followedbyCurley,CarlsonandWhit"Enteringin
Hierarchy,asnaturalauthoritySlimgoesfirst
"Therewasagravityinhismanor"Showinghedoesnotneed
violenceandthathehasanauraofauthority
"Slimstoodupslowlyandwithdignity"Heiscalmand,doesn'tneed
toprovehispower,it'salmostblessed.
"Slimsopinionswerelaw"Heisthehighestauthorityontheranch
andisnottobequestioned
"Idrownedfourof`emrightoff"Comesacrossasviolentbutheis
doingthebestforthepups
"Ithinkyougotyourhan'caughtinamachine"Makingsurenobody
getsintotroubleafterLenniehurtsCurley'shand
"He'sJus'likeakidain'the"RealisesthatLenniehasmindofasmall
child.…read more

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Crooks
"Theyplaycardsinthere,butIcan'tplaybecauseI'mblack"Shows
racismthatheissubjecttoattheranchandthesocialbeliefsatthe
timethebookwaswritten
"Don'tcomeinaplacewhereyou'renotwanted""yougoonandget
outofmyroom"ShowstheonlypersonhehaspoweroverisLennie
duetohisdisabilityandlevelofintelligence
Lennie­"whyain'tyouwanted"LennietoCrooks,thisshowsLennie
doesnotunderstandracismsoisnotracisttocrooksandcannot
understandwhytheothersdon'tlikehim
"It'sjustaniggertalkin"Becauseofthewaysocietytreatscrookshe
isdegradingtohimself
"Crooksthenegrostablebuck"Crookshadhisroomintheharness
room,Alittleshedoutsidethebarn,heguardsitfiercely,shows
isolation
Candy
"Ioughttoofshotthatdogmyself"Hefelthehadresponsibilityto
shoothisowndog
"Letnostrangershootmydog"Showingthattheranchhandsare
nothisfriendsandtheyareprejudicetowardshimandmadehim
powerless…read more

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BindleBums"ExampleofprejudiceasLennie,Candyandcrooksare
alllabelledbindlebums
"SupposeIwentinwithyouguys"SeesGeorgeandLennie'sdream
asawaytoachievehisowndream
Curley
"CurleysteppedovertoLennielikeaterrier"Animalimagery,
terriersareseentochaseandbesnappywhichrepresentsCurley
"imgonnagethim,Imgoingformyshotgun,illkillthebigsonofa
bitchmyself"ReinforcingCurley'sviolenceagainwhenhefindsout
Lenniekilledhiswife
Neversaysanythingtoslimandhis"GodLike"commanding
presencewhenheflirtswithhiswife
"CurleysatonthefloorandstaredinwonderathiscrushedHand"
NotsuperioranymorenowLenniecrushedhishandandisstronger
thanhim
"He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie.…read more

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