The way I'd shoot him, right in the back of the head, he wouldn't even feel it.
Awright-- take 'im.
Lennie and Curley's Wife
No, please don' do that. You're gonna make George mad. And then I ain't gonna get to tend the rabbits!
George is telling Lennie about their dream of having a little house, and some land, and rabbits. Lennie is very happy about this and fully expects their dream to come true. This scene represents the American dream. The American Dream is that everyone should be able to achieve success through hard work and achievement. The theme of this is that everyone wants to be happy and successful and they each have dreams about doing it.
...I wish I didn't have to do this...
Carlson is talking to Candy about shooting Candy's old dog. He really wants the dog dead because all it does is lie around and stink up the place. At first, Candy objects, but after a while, he agrees to let the dog die. This scene uses foreshadowing to show how Lennie would eventually come to the same fate. The theme is that people and things that aren't useful can be easily eliminated.
Curley's wife decides to talk with Lennie in the barn, and Lennie feels her hair. He gets so excited that he starts grabbing her face and she starts yelling. Lennie really wants her to stop so George doesn't get mad and not let him tend the rabbits. This scene, using suymbolism,shows how even though all of us as Americans want to be successful and have money, few can actually accomplish the American Dream. The theme of this scene is to resist temptation or bad things can happen to you.
In this scene, after Lennie runs back to hide in the brush, George arrives with a pack of men following close behind. George knows that the men will kill Lennie and leave him there in pain for days, so he decides that he has to do it swiftly. George tells Lennie to imagine their dream like he can almost see it, and then he fires the gun and kills him. This scene also uses symbolism to show that often, people's dreams don't come true. This is also the theme of this scene, and probably the entire book.