Of Mice and Men – Chapter 3 quotes

-quotes on Lennie -slim says ‘I never seen such a strong guy’-‘He’s jes’ like a kid, ain’t he’-‘covered his face with huge paws and bleated with terror’ (animalistic references makes him innocent and child like during fight with Curley)-‘I didn’t want no trouble’
-quotes on Slim (showing his status and authority) -‘Godlike eyes’-‘Slim’s opinions were law’
-quotes which foreshadow future events -‘he jus’ wanted to touch that red dress’-‘Curley was flopping like a fish on a line’ (the same simile was used to describe the killing of Curley’s wife)
-quotes on Crooks -‘lined with pain’
-quotes on Candy and his dog -‘silence fell on the room’ x2 (moment after dog is led out to be shot)-‘He ain’t no good to you’ (the men have little idea of companionship)-‘he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent’-‘I wish somebody’d shoot me’ (a parallel is again found between Candy and his dog)
-quotes the American Dream and hope -George repeats their american dream, ‘We could live offa the fatta the lan’-Candy wants to join their american dream, and makes it realistic by offering money, ‘they give me two hundred an’ fifty dollars’
-quotes on isolation -‘I hardly never seen two guys travel together’
-quotes on Curley’s wife and sexism -‘I bet she even gives the stable buck the eye’ (word even suggests prejudice and length of how they view her promiscuity)-‘it ain’t no place for a girl’
-quotes of Curley -‘Curley stepped over to Lennie like a terrier’ (simile comparing him to dog makes him small and aggressive)-‘white and shrunken’ after fight with Lennie

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