You always killed 'em... The hell with the rabbits. An' you ain't to be trusted with no live mice
I'd pet them... and then they was dead
Chapter 3 pgs 58-59
S'pose I went in with you guys...
We'd have a little house an a room to ourself
You jus' let 'em try to get the rabbits. I'll break their Goddamn necks
Chapter 5 pgs 86-87
Says I can't tend no rabbits if I talk to you or anything
Don't you worry about talkin' to me
-When Lennie comes back with sticks, George asks him to hand over the mouse he picked up. But Lennie tried to persist he didn't have it. Eventually George got it, and tossed it, telling him how he can't be trusted around mice. -The mice symbolize the progress to their dream that Lennie always kills. Foreshadowing that he can't have the dream to tend rabbits if he keeps killing what gets him there. -Some problems can't be fixed. George traying to get rid of the issue doesn't stop Lennie from killing any
Chapter 6 pg 100
As George talks about their dream, he says that they would invite someone over, and watch out if they bring any cats that try to eat the rabbits. As a result, Lennie gets angry and threatens to break the necks of any cat that touches a rabbit. Nearby Candy listens in and asks if he can get in on the dream. -The cats symbolize Curley's wife, who gets her neck snapped by Lennie who knew would prevent him from his dream to tend rabbits. -Getting rid of others to accomplish a dream dont get people anywhere.
Before Lennie could hid the dead dog, Curley's wife walks in and tries to start conversation. He tries to say he can't talk to her. Even so, Curley's wife doesn't quit and eventually gets him to talk regardless. -The irony of Lennie talking to Curley's wife saying that he can't talk to her shows how he messes things up without notice. -Unexpected events can't be avoided. Killing Curley's wife wasn't supposed to happen, but with Lennie always getting into problems, accidentally killing her was inevitable for him.
After Lennie killed Curley's wife, he ran off to hide in the exact same place they started in, which hasn't changed. Furthermore getting upset that he ruined the dream again, thus, he thinks about going away. -The Imagery describes the exact same setting where the book began, showing no progress has been made to their dream. -Not all dreams can come true. Even with George and Lennie's hope to own a land and a home, Lennie's mistakes klls off that dream.
George gonna wish he was aloe an' not have me botherin' him