Character: candy and his dog theme: loneliness and vulnerability social context: treatment of old and disabled.
when they can me here i wish somebody'd shoot me. but they won't do nothing like that, i won't have no place to go, an' i can't get no more jobs.
Character: lennie theme: Childish and violent social context: treatment of insane and childish
my best friend is George. he will never leave me! i like to pet things with my fingers, but if i pet too hard, then i kill it. george says that if i get in trouble i should go to the brush and he will find me. i did a bad thing. if i don't go to the brush, i don't get to tend them rabbits! i have to go..
character: George theme: clever and a father figure social context: treatment of poor migrant worker
i travel all of america with lennie. but if i leave him, he will certinally die. i once showed off to my friends that he would do anything i say. i told lennie to jump in the river, and he did. lennie can't swim and he nearly died because of me. i owe it to him and his aunt to stick with him.