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Hopes, Dreams and Plans

"I remember about the rabbits, George."
"The hell with the rabbits. That's all you can ever remember is them rabbits."


This is the first mention we have of the dream. Even from the introduction, it seems Lennie is more excited
than…

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There wouldn't be no more runnin' round the country and gettin' fed by a Jap cook. No, sir, we'd have our
own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunk house."

The crux of the dream for George is not the absence of…

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Friendship

They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both
were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats
and both carried tight blanket rolls slung…

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"It ain't so funny, him an' me goin' aroun' together," George said at last. "Him and me was both born in
Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt
Clara died, Lennie…

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the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Why, I
could stay in a cathouse all night. I could eat any place I want, hotel or any place, and order any damn…

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himself. Lennie is limited by his mental disability, so his friendship with George suffers some natural
limitations. Maybe this is part of why George can be in the relationship ­ because he keeps some part of
himself reserved for him alone.

George halfclosed his eyes.…

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And these shelves were loaded with little articles, soap and talcum powder, razors and those Western
magazines ranch men love to read and scoff at and secretly believe.

Innocence doesn't only belong to the mentally disabled. There's some spark of imagination or belief that every…

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make George mad, therefore they are bad. Lennie doesn't have the ability to recognize that one of these things
is not like the other, and that hiding the puppy won't do much good after killing a young woman. This scene is a
reminder of how…

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we might hit a pocket." Lennie leaned eagerly toward him. "Le's go, George. Le's get outta here. It's
mean here." "We gotta stay," George said shortly. "Shut up now. The guys'll be comin' in."

George and Lennie agree that the ranch is no good for…

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"Awright," she said contemptuously. "Awright, cover `im up if ya wanta. Whatta I care? You bindle bums
think you're so damn good. Whatta ya think I am, a kid? I tell ya I could of went with shows. Not jus'
one, neither. An' a guy…

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