If I was alone I could live so easy, I could go get a job an’ work no trouble.
Slim and George
Curley shows that he is the "Big Man"
George blames Lennie for everything wrong that happens to him. He says all these mean things to Lennie, not caring about his feelings. (11)
White and Black
Slim's comment to George about him taking care of Lennie is a surprise because it shows that men do not care for others during this time. They all are very independent, untrust worthy, and only think about themselves. (22)
Dead and Cruel
Curely fought Lennie for no reason. He felt threatened by Lennie's size and physical capabilities, he didn't care that he was vulnerable. This shows that people do not really think about others and what they might be dealing with. (63)
The end of Lennie and George
George told Lennie that he can not be in Crook's room because he is black. This shows that discrimination still went on. Steinbeck included this to show that people were cruel to minority groups as people were to each other. (82)
Curely's Wife was killed by Lennie. Geaorge thinks of her as an attention seeker. She was, however she was just lonely and just wanted friends. George never considered this, so when she died George did not care ad blamed her for Lennie killing her. (95)
George killed Lennie because he felt like he had to. Lennie is handicapped and the boys know that he most likely did it on accident. They do not care because he still killed her. George felt pressured by the law and by the boys to kill him. (106)