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"O.K. Someday—we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and—" "An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on, George!” (Ch. 1, pg 32)
When we encounter the dream farm this way, we're forced to recognize that it's never going to be a reality—but at this points, it's not clear whether the characters know.
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“Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off. A girl was standing there looking in.” (Ch. 2, pg 53)
Theme of light and dark. Curley’s wife is blocking out the light. Dark makes people less rational & see less. Metaphor for role in Lennie’s death. Uses “girl” which shows her immaturity, a child in disguise. Unaware of her effects + intentions.
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“His hatchet face was ageless. His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.” (Ch. 2, pg 56)
Description of him is God-like. Slim provides guidance and wisdom. Bible like references suggest that these events are orchestrated by God, these events are meant to be. Gives an effect of impending doom.
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“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” (Ch. 2, pg 57)
Slim suggests a pessimistic world. Lennie + George’s relationship is unique. Gives hope amidst the social conflict (due to wall street crash) that friendships can be formed and sustained.
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“I drowned four of ‘em right off. She couldn't feed that many.” (Ch. 2, pg 58)
Death is theme at the foremost. Puppies are innocent and young, like Lennie. It’s a symbol of his death later on. Shows murder was done to prevent starvation of other puppies. Lennie’s death was to prevent him being killed brutally by Curley.
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Theme of light and dark. Curley’s wife is blocking out the light. Dark makes people less rational & see less. Metaphor for role in Lennie’s death. Uses “girl” which shows her immaturity, a child in disguise. Unaware of her effects + intentions.

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“Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off. A girl was standing there looking in.” (Ch. 2, pg 53)

Card 3

Front

Description of him is God-like. Slim provides guidance and wisdom. Bible like references suggest that these events are orchestrated by God, these events are meant to be. Gives an effect of impending doom.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Slim suggests a pessimistic world. Lennie + George’s relationship is unique. Gives hope amidst the social conflict (due to wall street crash) that friendships can be formed and sustained.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Death is theme at the foremost. Puppies are innocent and young, like Lennie. It’s a symbol of his death later on. Shows murder was done to prevent starvation of other puppies. Lennie’s death was to prevent him being killed brutally by Curley.

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