Chapter 7:Of Mice and Men
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"I could buy this whole town if I wanted to."
I just had to.
This first scene starts off the chapter in a bar. Slim is attempting to lift up George's spirit, after the tough situation he just went through, confident Slim wants the man to not worry about it. Slim knows that George had to do what was necessary, he feels terrible for it. Until, he forgets about it, as humorous antics happen in the bar. Especially, the crazy old man, that Slim is quick to critic and make fun of, by by an impression of him.
Make sure to put it to good use... Something Lennie would of wanted
In this scene, George has arrived from the bar with Slim and is preparing to go to bed. As this happens, he relives the pain of having to kill Lennie. Because he sees Lennie's mess on the bed, from earlier that day. This causes him to be unable to sleep, and for the next day, it becomes extremely difficult to wake up.
He always wanted rabbits…
Curley has recently ended his wife's funeral. He goes to approach George. He questions George on how he could kill Lenine, his best friend. George responds in the most honest way possible, and we see that he did it to not have Lennie suffer in his last moments. Because if Curley got to Lennie first, he would have been tortured for killing his wife. George says, "I just had to", and shows how he truly felt. That he had a moral obligation, and promise to Lennie, to protect him, as much as possible.
After Slim has payed George his earnings, Slim also gives George Lennie's pay, for the time he was alive. George was originally confused when this occurred, but then understood as soon as Slim said, "Something Lennie would of wanted". As Slim walks away, George realizes he will fulfill what Lennie's always wanted. A farm.
George and Candy have bought the farm from the old couple, and now have a comfortable lifestyle. Having all types of animals; cows, pigs, and for Lennie, rabbits. At this moment, Candy is happily feeding all the creatures on the farm. As this happens, George notices, from inside the house.
In this final scene George is enjoying his new life, after all the tragedy has happened. He has overcome the sadness of losing his best friend, and in his memory lives on the farm Lennie has always wanted. At this exact moment he is thinking of Lennie, and how he always wanted rabbits. A very important, and known fascination Lennie has always had. This makes George happy to have completed Lennie's dream, for him.
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