Of Mice and Men- Intolerance

Of Mice and Men- Intolerance
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  • "Lennie's closed hand slowly obeyed. George took the mouse and threw it to the other side , among the brush."
  • But don't try to put nothing over, Milton. I got my eye on you..."
  • If you want me to, I'll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain't nothing left for him.
  • "Carlson had refused to be drawn in. He continued to look down at the old dog. Candy watched him uneasily."
  • In this scene, Lennie was showing his childish character. He was carrying a dead mouse around because he liked to touch soft things. George was intolerant to Lennie's behavior because he knew it was unusual for someone to carry around a dead mouse. However, Lennie was unaware of that. George decided to then throw the mouse back into the woods.
  • Maybe you better go along to your own house now. We don't want no trouble.
  • In this scene, Lennie and George are meeting the boss of the ranch they are going to work for. George mentioned to Lennie that he would do all of the talking because he did not want Lennie to get in to trouble like previous times. The boss found this odd so he was suspicious that George might be using Lennie. The boss was intolerant of George because he was answering for Lennie on everything, including his name. He responded to George that he would keep an eye on him.
  • Curley maybe you better stay here with your wife.
  • I'm gonna shoot the guts outa that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand. I'm gonna get 'im.
  • In this scene, Carlson wants to put Candy's dog at peace. Candy's dog was starting to reek badly and was barely able to see, hear or walk. He tells Candy that he would "take care of it" outside but Candy does not want to let go of his little friend. Carlson is intolerant of Candy because Candy had wanted to keep the dog alive. Carlson decides to keep reminding Candy that he can get it over with.
  • If you think George gonna let you tend rabbits, you're even crazier'n usual. He ain't. He's gonna beat the hell outa you with a stick, that's what he's gonna do.
  • George won't do nothing like that. I've knew George since-I forgot when- and he ain't never raised a han' to me with a stick. He's nice to me. He ain't gonna be mean.
  • In this scene, Crooks is with Candy and Lennie in his room. Curley's wife decided to pop in. Because the men did not want trouble with Curley, Crooks asked her to leave but she didn't when he asked. Crooks is intolerant of Curley's wife because he wanted her to leave. He did not want her presence but she remained to stay there instead of listening to Crook's requests.
  • In this scene, Curley had found out about his wife's death. Slim suggested that Curley should stay there with his wife. Curley responds angrily that he wants to be the one to pull the trigger and kill Lennie, the murderer of his wife. However, Curley is intolerant of Slim because he does not agree to stay there with his wife. Instead, he chose to seek revenge on Lennie.
  • In this scene, Lennie is having hallucinations because he was scared and lonely. His second hallucination was of a rabbit telling him that George was going to beat him and he would not be able to tend rabbits anymore. George responds to the rabbit furiously that George was not like that. Lennie is intolerant with the rabbit because he does not agree with what the rabbit is saying. Lennie is determined George won't be mad at him.
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