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Misunderstood by society
"We travel together," said George coldy. "Oh, so it's that way." George was tense and motionless. "Yea, it's that way."
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What he says about life without Lennie
"If I was alone I could live so easy...I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Why, I could stay in a cathouse all night."
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Anger about his lack of stability
"George went on furiously. "I got you!...Jus' keep shovin' all over the country all the time."
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Wishing Lennie was safe and happy
"I wish I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an' let you have fun."
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His final 'apology'
"No.' said George. "No Lennie, I ain't mad. I never been mad, and I ain't now. That's a thing I want ya to know."
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Protecting vs preventing Lennie
"An' you ain't gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither." Lennie looked puzzled. "Like I done in Weed?"
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Lack of sense of justice- protect Lennie
"Lennie- if you ju' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush...Hide in the brush till I come for you."
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Intelligence and the American Dream
"If I was bright, if I was even a little bit smart, I'd have my own little place, an' I'd be bringin' in my own crops, 'stead of doin' all the work and not getting what comes outa the ground."
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Women as sex objects
"You give me a good whore house every time," he said. "A guy can go in an' get drunk and get ever'thing outa his system all at once, an' no messes. And he knows how much it's gonna set him back."
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First sight of George and Lennie
"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 over their shoulders."
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Comment on CW's death
"I think I knowed from the very first. I think I know'd we'd never do her. He usta like to gear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would"
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Card 2

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"If I was alone I could live so easy...I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Why, I could stay in a cathouse all night."

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What he says about life without Lennie

Card 3

Front

"George went on furiously. "I got you!...Jus' keep shovin' all over the country all the time."

Back

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Card 4

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"I wish I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an' let you have fun."

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

"No.' said George. "No Lennie, I ain't mad. I never been mad, and I ain't now. That's a thing I want ya to know."

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