Slides in this set
George and Lennie friends yet George has the power parental
"But I wouldn't eat none, George. I'd leave it all for you. You could cover
your beans with it and I wouldn't touch none of it." (Lennie)
"We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us." (George)
"Because... because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look
after you," (Lennie)
"We kinda look after each other." (George)
"Got kinda used to each other after a little while." (George)
"even in the open one stayed behind the other"
"Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly."
"Lennie obeyed him."
Candy and his dog shadow of George and Lennie's relationship:
"Had him since he was a pup." (Candy)
"I herded sheep with him." (Candy)…read more
Curley and his wife loveless, disfunctional marriage:
"I'm looking for Curley" (Curley's Wife)
"Well you ain't tryin' very hard. I seen him goin' in your house" (Slim)
"You seen a girl around here? ... Well what the hell was she doin'?"
"He spends half his time lookin' for her, and the rest of the time she's
lookin' for him." (Whit)
"I don't like Curley. He ain't a nice fella." (Curley's Wife)
Curley's first thought on seeing his wife is dead is that this is his
chance to "get" Lennie.
Crooks begins to make friends with Lennie and Candy until
Curley's Wife comes in:
"'Long as you won't get out and leave me alone, you might as well set
"His tone was a little more friendly."…read more
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the
"We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us" (George)
"A guy needs somebody to be near him. ... A guy goes nuts if he
ain't got nobody. ... I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets
"Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful
lonely." (Curley's Wife)
"Ain't many guy travel around together." (Slim)
"Maybe ever' body in the whole damn world is scared of each
"[George] put out a solitary lay,"…read more
George's dream of living a life without having to look after Lennie:
"I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn't have you on my tail. I
could live so easy and maybe have a girl." (George)
"If I was alone I could live so easy." (George)
"When I think of the swell time I could have without you, I go nuts."
George and Lennie's (and Candy's) dream of owning a house (think:
"Someday--we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little
house and a couple of acres" (George)
"This thing they had never really believed in was coming true."
"No, sir, we'd have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no
bunk house." (George)
"why I'd come an' lend a hand." ... "I wouldn' want to go no place like
"I think I knowed we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much
I got to thinking maybe we would." (George)…read more