“George,you want I should go away and leave you alone?”(7 steinbeck)
God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go geta job an’ work, an’ no trouble(6 Steinbeck)
George patted a wrinkle out of his bed, and sat down. “Give the stable buckhell?” he asked.(11 Steinbeck)
“Sure. Ya see the stable buck’s a n*****.”(11 steinbeck)
“Well—hell! I had him so long. Hadhim since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him.” He said proudly, “Youwouldn’t think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog I everseen.”(23 steinbeck)
“Carl’s right, Candy. That dog ain’t no good to himself. I wishtsomebody’d shoot me if I get old an’ a cripple.”(23 steinbeck)
In chapter one, George and Lennie are in the woods on their way to their new Job at a ranch. George is talking about how Lennie always gets into trouble, and George always suffers the repercussions. George hints at the fact in this scene that if Lennie were ¨normal¨ they wouldn't have as many problems, and his life would be easier.
“Yes, ma’am,”(39 Steinbeck)
In chapter two, Candy is showing George and Lennie around the bunk, telling them that the boss was asking for them, and telling people to give the stable ¨buckhell¨. Just because crook is black, he is treated as if he doesn't matter at all. They talk about treating him poorly so casually, proving the racism in the ranch.
In chapter three, Candy is talking to a young man about his dog. Candy says how she was a great worker for years, and despite her old age, isn't a waste of space. A younger man argues with Candy saying how she is so old and has no use anymore, and she should just be put out of misery. Candy reluctantly agrees, and the dog is shot. This proves ageism, and that when someone becomes old, and useless, they are expandable.
In chapter four, Curley's wife is in the barn, and she snaps at Crooks. She is racist towards him and calls him horrible names. Since she is the Boss´s son´s, Curley´s, wife, she is the highest class at the barn. Crooks is the lowest class, because he is black, and gets treated very poorly. This scene shows the classism at the ranch, and how those of the higher class can do whatever they please to those below them, just because they are ranked higher than them.
“Well, you keep your place then, N*****. I could get you strung upon a treeso easy it ain’t even funny.”(39 steinbeck)