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'OMAM' Quotes for Section B

'OMAM' quotes by character
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Mr Dean Colston's English

on 17 May 2013

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Transcript of 'OMAM' Quotes for Section B


Steinbeck uses these chs to explore the theme of loneliness

George says: ‘Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place’
Slim says: ‘Hardly none of the guys ever travel together. I hardly never seen two guys travel together’ George and Lennie Steinbeck uses these chs to explore friendship.

The boss: ‘I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy.’ (24)
‘No, Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been[...] That’s a thing I want ya to know’ (116) George and Lennie
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the way that men think about female sexuality.

Candy: ‘I think Curley’s married… a tart’ (31)
Candy: ‘I seen her give Slim the eye’ (30) Candy Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of loneliness.

‘For a moment he [Candy after dog died] continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the way and lay silent’ (54) Candy Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of violence.

‘They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger’ (p. 22) Candy Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of violence.

‘The dog raised his head but when Curley jerked out, the grizzled head sank to the floor again’
‘I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand’ (107) Curley Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of leadership.

‘like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots’ (27)
‘He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie’ (27) Curley Steinbeck uses this ch to explore relationships between men and women.

Curley asks: ‘You seen a girl around here?’ (40)
Curley asks: ‘Well, which way’d she go?’ (40) Curley
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of leadership

‘Slim don’t need to wear no high heeled boots on a grain team’ (31)
‘Like the others he wore blue jeans and a short denim jacket’ (36) Slim
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of leadership
‘Slim don’t need to wear no high heeled boots on a grain team’ (31)
‘Like the others he wore blue jeans and a short denim jacket’ (36) Slim
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of friendship
He says: ‘Hardly none of the guys ever travel together. I hardly never seen two guys travel together’
He says: ‘Come on, George. Me an’ you’ll go in an’ get a drink’ Slim
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of dreams
‘Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land’ (81) Crooks
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of prejudice.

He says: ‘I can’t play because I’m black. They stay I stink’ (75)
Candy: ‘They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger’ (p. 22) Crooks
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of loneliness.

He says: ‘A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody’ (80) Crooks
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the theme of loneliness.

She says: ‘Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?’ (96)
She says: ‘Ever one of you’s scared the rest is gonna get something on you’ (85) Curley’s Wife
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore the way that men think about female sexuality.

George: ‘Married two weeks and got the eye’ (30)
Candy: ‘I think Curley’s married… a tart’ (31)
George: ‘You give me a good whore house every time... A man can go in... and get ever’thing outta his system all at once.’ (61) Curley’s Wife
Steinbeck uses this ch to explore relationships between men and women.

Lack of name= lack of identity
Curley asks: ‘You seen a girl around here?’ (40)
Curley asks: ‘Well, which way’d she go?’ (40) Curley’s Wife Focus on the whole text here
Make sure that you regularly refer to the wider social context
Gender
Race
Economic hardship
Capitalist economy
American dream
etc Section B: How does Steinbeck present.../ Use the character of... Objective:

To revise the quotes and ideas that you will need for Section B of the exam 'Of Mice and Men'
Section B
Steinbeck uses these chs to explore the theme of violence.

‘her body flopped like a fish’ (100)
‘The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger.’ George and Lennie
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