"Jus' tell Lennie what to do an' he'll do it if it don't take no figuring."
"He damn near killed his partner buckin' barley."
"Despair" Chapter 5(Page 85)
"Why did you got to get killed?"
In this scene, Lennie and George are sleeping by the Salinas River when Lennie converses to George about owning different colored rabbits. As a result, George says that they will once they get enough money. The literary element is imagery because Lennie is imagining owning multi-colored rabbits on their dream farm. In conclusion, the theme is that Lennie has a dream and a goal to tend the colored rabbits on his dream farm.
"Back to the Beginning" Chapter 6(Page 100)
"I di'n't Forget, you bet, God damn. Hide in the brush an' wait for George."
In this scene, Slim and George are inside the bunk house and Slim tells George how good and how strong of a worker Lennie is. George then tells Slim that Lennie is really strong and mindless on what to do for himself, so if you tell Lennie what to do, he will do it. The literary element is character because, for example, George describes how Lennie works and how he can be very productive. The theme is that Lennie is very good at doing physical jobs.
In this scene, Lennie is inside the barn getting angry that he killed the dog Slim gave to him. In addition, he believes that George will get mad if he finds the dog so Lennie decides to run away soon after. The literary element is plot because Lennie will soon leave this barn and run away because he killed the dog and also women in this barn. The theme is Lennies Fate will be the same as Curly's wife and the dog because when Curly finds out, he says that he will kill Lennie.
In this scene, Lennie ran back to the brush that George told him to go to if he ever did something bad. He is hiding in the brush until George comes by to get him. Furthermore, a snake slithers by him down the river and later, a bird swoops in as well. The literary element is setting because in this scene, Lennie is right back where he started in this book, by the Salinas River brush. The theme is that Lennie can't remember anything to help him but he always remembers what George says.