Of Mice & Men - Themes Quotations

Themes included: 

-Paternity

-Animal Imagery

-Marginalisation x3 (Racism, Women, Disabled)

-American Dream/Ambition

-Isolation/Loneliness

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`Of Mice and Men' A quotation bank
Paternity
`Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly' ­ Page 21
`Aw, Lennie' George put his hand on Lennie's shoulder. ` I ain't takin' it away jus'
for meanness' ­ Page 27
`George put down his cards very deliberately. `Lennie,' he said sharply ­ Page
69
`Lennie followed his words admiringly' ­ Page 83
Animal Imagery
`..dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws.' ­ Page 19
`snorting into the water like a horse.' ­ Page 20
`Lennie dabbled his big paw into the water' ­ Page 20
`Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie
approached, drew back, approached again' ­ Page 26
`but he's sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull' ­ Page 41
`I can smell that dog a mile away. Got no teeth, damn near blind, can't eat.
Candy feeds him milk' ­ Page 58
`This ol' dog jus' suffers hisself all the time. If you was to take him out and shoot
him right in the back of the head-` ­ Page 71 (Carlson)
`He led the dog out into darkness.' ­ Page 75
`I ought to have shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no
stranger shoot my dog.' ­ Page 89
`Curley stepped over to Lennie like a terrier' ­ Page 90
`Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated' ­ Page 91
`The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line' ­ Page 91
`He stood crying, his fist lost in Lennie's paw.' ­ Page 92
`They'll tie ya with a collar, like a dog' ­ Page 104
Marginalisation (Racism)
`Give the stable buck hell?' he asked.
`Sure. Ya see the stable buck's a nigger.' ­ Page 40
`If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger' ­ Page
41
`a lean negro head, lined with pain, the eyes patient.' ­ Page 77
`Crooks' bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were
flung'- Page 98
`Crooks could leave his things about, and being a stable buck and a cripple,
he was more permanent than the other men' ­ Page 98
`Well, I got a right to have a light. You go on get outta my room. I ain't wanted in
the bunk house, and you ain't wanted in my room' Page 100
`If I say something, why it's just a nigger sayin' it.' ­ Page 102
`S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy `cause you was
black. How'd you like that?' ­ Page 105
`Guys don't come into a coloured man's room much' ­ Page 108
`Listen, Nigger,' she said. `You know what I can do to you if you open your
trap?' ­ Page 113

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Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so
easy it ain't even funny.' ­ Page 113
Marginalisation (Women)
`Well, I think Curley's married ... a tart' ­ Page 50
`She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so
that her body was thrown forward' ­ Page 53
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An' we'd keep a few pigeons to go flyin' around the win'mill like they done
when I was a kid.' ­ Page 86
`George was on guard immediately' ­ Page 86
`Candy went on excitedly, `How much they want for a place like that?' ­ Page
86
`S'pose I went in with you guys. Tha's three hundred an' fifty bucks I'd put in.…read more

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