Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

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  • Chapter 1-2
  • An' live off the fattan the lan'. An' have rabbits. Go on George!
  • O.K. Someday- we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and-
  • Well we'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens.
  • Chapter 3-4
  • The way I'd shoot him, he wouldn't feel nothing. I'd put the gun right there. Right back of the head. He wouldn't even quiver.
  • He ain't no good to you, Candy. An' he ain't no good to himself. Why'd you shoot him, Candy?
  • Maybe it'd hurt him, I don't mind takin' care of him
  • Chapter 5
  • I done a real bad thing, I shouldn't of did that. George'll be mad. An'... he said... an' hide in the brush till he come. Tha's what he said
  • In this scene Lennie and George are talking about "how it's going to be." They hope to have a farm and some animals on the farm. They use imagery in this scene because they are imagining how life is going to be in the future. This really helps me image what they want out of life and what a main part of the story was going to be about. The theme of this scene is to shoot high in life and have goals set so you can reach your dream. 
  • Chapter 6
  • We'll have a cow an' we'll have maybe a pig an' chickens ... an' down the flat we'll have a... little piece alfalfa
  • In this scene Candy is put in a rough spot when told that he should put his dog down. He loves that dog and doesn't want to put it down but the him down but he is old and "ain't no good to himself." The men are also complaining the dog smells. Next, Candy has to make a tough decision but the theme of this scene is that the right decision isn't always easy. Candy knew the dog had to go so he made the right decision and let his friend rest. This foreshadows later in the book when George has to make the difficult decision to kill Lennie but in the end it was the right decision.
  • In this scene, Lennis does a really bad thing. He accidentally kills Curly's Wife. He realizes what he has done and starts to freak out about it. He is worried that George will be mad at him but then he remembers what George said, "hide in the brush till he come." Lennie's mood intantly changed a lot in this scene. It went from mad at Curly's Wife for yelling, to mad at himself then to sad. 
  • In this scene George does the hard thing and kills Lennie. George knows this is "best" for Lennie because Curly said he will shoot him in the gut if he finds him. It is also easier on George because he won't have someone to blame that killed Lennie. This scene used the literary element suspense perfectly when George pulled out the gun and shows it but doesn't shoot him right away. The reader is on the edge of their seat trying to figure out what will happen. 
  • For the rabbits
  • For the rabbits
  • Continue from Chapter 3-4:This really enhanced the meaning of the scene in general and made it a lot more descriptive and important. The main idea of this scene was to take responsibility for your actions. Although he didn't in the end, he did start to when he said, "I done a real bad thing." I think this ties in with the previous board. It was tough for Lennie to do the right thing and take responsibility because he was scared but it showed he wanted to in his heart but I think he wanted George's opinion or for George to make the decision for him.
  • Continue from Chapter 6: The theme of this paragraph is that everything doesn't succeed or everything doesn't end as you think it will. At the start of the book you hope and maybe even think they will succeed but everything doesn't pan out like you think it will.
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