English Literature Quotes “Of Mice and Men” Carlson

Description “powerful, big-stomached man”
Makes fun of people “He ain’t very small” & “chuckled softly at his joke”
Lack of emotion, pragmatic “Why don’t you get Candy to shoot his old dog and give him one of the pups to raise up?”
Respects Slim “Carlson stepped back to let Slim precede him”
Brutal reality “Tell you what, I’ll shoot him for you, then it won’t be you who does it.”
Brutal, physically unafraid of Curley, follows Silm’s lead “You god-darn punk” & “you come for me and I’ll kick you god-darn head off.”
Simple reaction: simple, straightforward language, simple sentence “I’ll get my luger.”
Finally symbolic comment: lack of empath, incomprehension, use of metaphor, why did Steinbeck choose Carlson’s voice to finish? “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?”

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