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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
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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.Ididn't
bounceyouhard"Foreshadowingwhat'sgoingtohappentoCurley's
wifeandreinforcingthatLennieisunawareofhisownstrength­
Lenniehasanobsessionforsoftthings,themice'sfur,thedogsfur
andCurley'swife'shair

"Make`UmstopGeorge"Showstheparentalrelationshipbetween
GeorgeandLennie,LennielookstoGeorgeforhelplikeachildlooks
foritsmother

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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








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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.

"Slimdon'tneednohighheeledboots"Showinghehasauthority
andhistallunlikeCurley








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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

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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. His arms gradually
bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists" Shows
masculinity through Violence




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