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Ivan Lee Y9 Peace

Life on Ranch
❖ “A ranch full of men ain’t no place for a women” - George
❖ “I don’t like this place, George. This ain’t no good place. I wanna get outta here.” - Lennie
❖ “I tell ya, a guy gets lonely, an he gets sick.” - Crooks
❖ “Guys like us who work on ranches is the loneliest guys in the world” - George
Abuse of Power
❖ “I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” - Curley’s Wife
❖ “No big son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at me. I’ll show ya who’s yella.” - Curley
❖ “The guys said on account of the niggers got a busted back. Smitty can’t use his feet.” - Candy
Death and violence
❖ “Take ‘im out and shoot him right in the back of the head.” - Carlson (about Candy’s dog)
❖ I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch.” - Curley
❖ “The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger.”
❖ “I slang four of ‘em right off. She couldn’t feed that many.” - Slim (about the puppies)
❖ “Jus’ a dead mouse. I didn’t kill it. Honest!” - Lennie
Isolation
❖ “cause I’m black” - Crooks
❖ “He’s jes like a kid ain’t he?” - Slim about Lennie
❖ “You ain’t wanted here.” - Candy to Curleys Wife
❖ “Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” - Curleys Wife
Dreams
❖ “so I married Curley” - Curleys Wife
❖ “he was gonna put me in the movies” - Curleys Wife
❖ ‘We’d have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunk house.” - George
❖ “if you... guys want a hand to work for nothing” - Crooks
❖ “Well, jus’ forget it.” - Crooks
❖ "I seen hundreds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same
damn thing in their heads. Hundreds of them. They come, an' they quit an' go on; an' every damn one of 'em's
got a little piece of land in his head. An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it." - Crooks
Loneliness
❖ “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” - Curleys Wife
❖ “Guys like us who work on ranches is the loneliest guys in the world” - George
❖ “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever once in a while?” - Curleys Wife
❖ “No, I couldn’t do that. I had ‘im too long.” - Candy
❖ “A guy needs somebody―to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference
who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick.” - Crooks
Companionship
❖ “We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” - George
❖ “I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you.” - Lennie
❖ “Frens, that’s what we got” - Candy
❖ “We got each other” - Lennie
Fear
❖ Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other" - Slim