Of Mice and Men important quotes from characters with analysis

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Of Mice and Men Quotes
George is the first character to be described in the book "small and quick, dark
of face... restless eyes and sharp, strong features". This suggests that he is an
outdoors worker and also intelligent. The "restless eyes" shows unhappiness and
that he is a hardworking man. (Ch1 pg 2)
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world"
sets the theme of loneliness, and states that the workers are lonely. He then
juxtaposes this when he says "with us it ain't like that. We got a future".
George sounds confident whilst saying this as he describes their dream. (Ch 1
pg 15)
Many times in the novel, Steinbeck makes George come across as impatient.
We see this in "So you forgot that awready... you crazy bastard!". He is also
bullying Lennie, because Lennie is so child-like, George finds it frustrating. (Ch 1
pg 4)
George is caring towards Lennie "You keep away from Curley, Lennie", shows
that he is protective. He acts as a father-figure because Lennie is so child-like, so
therefore has control of him. He is the only character in the novel who can
control Lennie when he is upset or angry and because of Lennie's big frame he is
danger to other characters. (Ch 2 pg 33)
The dream is what George and Lennie motivates them throughout the novel.
After Lennie kills Curley's Wife, George realises that the dream isn't going to
happen "I think I knowed we'd never do her". Readers feel angry at Curley's wife
and upset that the three men can't pursue their dream. (Ch 5 pg 107
Lennie is first described as "huge man... walked heavily... bear drags his paws"
suggesting Lennie is animal-like and simple. Throughout the novel, Lennie is
always emphasised as being childish and animal-like, which gives a sense of
innocence. (Ch 1 pg 2)
"Me an' him goes ever' place together" implies that Lennie is totally dependent
on George.
Steinbeck makes it clear that Lennie is mentally disabled, by making him
child-like. Other characters in the book emphasize this "Sure he's jes'like a kid".
"Looked at the dead puppy" symbolic as it foreshadows Curley's Wife's death.
"Gonna get a little place an' live on the fatta the lan'" Lennie's key phrase and

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Only ever remembers this and nothing else- childlike.
"Curley's fist... Lennie's big hand" shows Lennie's strength and fights back.
Crooks is the loneliest character in the book, and is racially discriminated and a
cripple. "..more possessions than he could carry on his back", "battered
magazines" suggests his loneliness. The fact that he has `battered books' and a
`tattered dictionary' shows that they have been worn away from over-reading,
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Curley's Wife
Men on the ranch see Curley's Wife as "jail-bait" and a "tart" which shows
misogynistic behaviour towards her.
Readers feel sorry for her but despise her because she disguises her real self.
She is an innocent, childish girl which juxtaposes with her sexual predator side.…read more

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Lennie kills Curley's Wife.…read more


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