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Survival of the Fittest
"I wisht someone'd shoot me if I get old an' cripple" ~Slim
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Survival of the Fittest
"he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish"
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Survival of the Fittest
"Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to it's master"
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George and Lennie's Dream
"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..."
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George and Lennie's Dream
"And live off the fatta' the lan'!"
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George and Lennie's Dream
"I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got thinking maybe we would."
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George and Lennie's Friendship
"I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn't have you on my tail."
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George and Lennie's Friendship
"We travel together," said George coldly. "Oh so its that way." George was tense and motionless, "Yea, its that way."
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George and Lennie's Friendship
"No," said George. "No, Lennie. I ain't mad. I never been mad, an' I aint now. That's a thing I want ya to know"
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How women are presented
She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters.
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How women are presented
"Whatta ya think I am, a kid?... She was breathless with indignation.
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How women are presented
"I coulda made somethin' of myself.' She said darkly, "Maybe I will yet." And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.
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Loneliness and Isolation
"Guys like us, that world on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world... They aint got nothing to look ahead to."
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Loneliness and Isolation
A guy needs somebody- to be near him." He whined, "A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya," he cried, "I tell ya a guygets too lonely an' he gets sick."
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Loneliness and Isolation
And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.
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Patriarchal Society
"Ranch with a bunch of guys ain't no place for a girl, specially like her" (JUst speaking about women and prostitution)
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Patriarchal Society
"You ain't wanted here. We told you you arn't. An' I tell ya, you get floozy ideas about what us guys amounts to."
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Patriarchal Society
She struggled violently under his hands.
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George
"Red and blue and Green rabbits, Lennie. Millions of 'em."
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George
"I never seen no piece of ******** worse than her."
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George
"I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got thinking maybe we would."
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Lennie
"Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror"
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Lennie
"Flopping/flopped like a fish"
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Lennie
Lenne was in a panic. His face was contorted
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Carlson
During the conversation Carlson had refused to be drawn in. He continued to look down at the old dog
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Carlson
'I don't see no reason for it,"said Carlson
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Carlson
"Now what the hell ya suppose is eating them two guys?"
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Slim
he moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master crafstman
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Slim
for Slim's opinions were law
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Slim
"He's jes' like a kid aint he."
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Candy
"A guy on a ranch don't never listen nor he don't ast no questions"
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Candy
"I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog."
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Candy
"They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me.
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Curley
His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists. He stiffened and wet into a slight crouch His glance was calculating and pugnacious.
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Curley
Then Curley's rage exploded, "Come on, ya big *******. Get up on your feet. No big son of a ***** is gonna laugh at me. I'll show you who's yella."
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Curley
'I know who done it... I'll shoot 'im in the guts. Come on guys."
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Curley's Wife
She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters.
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Curley's Wife
"Think I don't like to stick in that house alla time?"
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Curley's Wife
And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.
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Crooks
"This is just a ****** talkin' an a busted-back ******"
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Crooks
A guy needs somebody- to be near him." He whined, "A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya," he cried, "I tell ya a guygets too lonely an' he gets sick."
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Crooks
There was no personality, no ego- nothing to arouse either like or dislike
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