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Of Mice and Men
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Appearance and reality
"What you got there, sonny boy?" ­ caring, sly, nosy

"Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody" ­ isolated, lonely,
"This guy says I was a natural" ­ vein, obsessed with celebrity lifestyle

"She wore the bright cotton dress" ­ importance of her appearance
"See…

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"Green willows" ­ untouched

"Hard beaten" ­ not alone
"Soledad" ­ isolated, alone

Who said it/who is it Quote What does it tell us about
describing them?

George "The first man was small George is hard working ­
and quick, dark of face with his face is sunburnt and his…

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George "He looked across the fire at He regrets his words, he has
Lennie's anguished face, a conscious about Lennie.
then looked ashamedly at His battle between logic
the flames" and human side.

George "Guys like us that work on George feels lonely and
ranches, are the loneliest isolated. He…

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Chapter 4
Any you boys seen Curley?" Looks for attention, reminder of status, social acceptance,
power status, flirtatious
"Heavily made up" ­ impress, relies on looks, reminder of her dreams, physical abuse

"I ain't giving you no trouble" ­ she's argumentative, naïve, pretentious,
"You know what I can do to…

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1. George and Lennie's dream is to find happiness and live a quiet life. They want to
be safe and secure by having security in their life. They want to show the other that
they are both mentally and physically strong. They want to show a strong sense of
power.…

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"You say that two or three times so you sure Animalistic
won't forget it" ­ patronising to Lennie,
Immature
forceful, insensitive.
Intimidated by George
In charge
"Crazy bastard"
Role model
Looks up to George
Little
Loyal and protective
Morose

Does he want Lennie there?



Mood and Atmosphere

"Faint glimmer" shows…

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done. He also builds tension between Curley and the other men which sets up a very tense
mood.

`There is a path through the willows and among the sycamores, a path beaten hard by
boys coming down form the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by…

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People "Boys coming down from "Lennie appeared out of the brush
the ranch to swim in the and he came as silently as a
deep pool" creeping bear moves"

Action George and Lennie arrive in Lennie prepares to leave/run away
California

Atmosphere Calm and peaceful "Pleasant shade". "Rush of wind".…

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method by which Carlson kills Candy's dog, with a painless shot to the back of the head,
sadly mirrors the way George will choose to murder his dearest friend.

It is no coincidence that soon after George confides in Slim that he has known Lennie since
childhood, Candy pathetically says…

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