When I was 15 and living in Salinas I could have been an actress.
George is going to kill me!
Here Curla is telling Lennie about her failed dream and how she could have been an actress. Here is when we really realized that she was a lonely woman who still hoped to achieve her dreams one day.
"Sometimes people can be surrounded by others yet still feel lonely". This theme connects to Crooks being a lonely character, he worked with everyone on the farm but spent his time alone and no one would talk to him.
“A water snake slipped along the pool, its head held up like a little periscope.”(6) This is comparing the snakes head to a periscope.