And look at what I've got. YOU! You can't even keep a job, and you lose me everyone of them!!!
We have what we have, Lennie!!!
" 'You do bad things and I got to get you out.' ... '... She jerks back and you hold on to it like a mouse. She yells and we got to hide in a irrigation ditch all day with guys lookin' for us, and we got to sneak out in the dark and get outta country. All the time somethin' like that...' " (Steinbeck 11)
Let him talk.
"George looked quickly and searchingly at him. 'I been mean, ain't I?' " (Steinbeck 12).
A house in a couple of acres
Someday, Lennie. We'll have a house in a couple of acres, and you can tend the rabbits!
"Lennie watched him from over the fire. He said patiently, 'I like 'em with ketchup.' 'Well, we ain't got any,' George exploded. 'Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want. God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy" (Steinbeck 10-11).
The caring and harsh man
" 'This guy Curley sounds like a son-of-a-bitch to me. I don't like mean little guys' " (Steinbeck 27).
What if he doesn't want to?
" '...we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs...' " (Steinbeck 14).
" 'We kinda look after each other.' ... 'He ain't bright. Hell of a good worker, though. Hell of a nice fella, but he ain't bright. I've knew him for a long time' " (Steinbeck 34).
Lennie's not bright. A really good worker, and a nice fella though.