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Of Mice and Men- theme-- Jealousy
Transcript of Of Mice and Men- theme-- Jealousy
Curley is jealous of Lennie because Lennie is bigger than him and he doesn't like it when guys are bigger than him. He tries to fight them because he is jealous of their size.
Crooks is jealous of everyone else because the guys get to stay in the bunk house with each other, but he has to stay in the barn by himself.he is also jealous of Lennie because Lennie has George and Crooks doesn't have anyone.
Jealousy is a reoccurring theme in this book.
She is jealous of everyone else, because they can talk to and be around whoever they want, and she can only talk to Curley
"I get lonely," She said. "You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to anybody?"
"Well ... tell you what. Curley's like a lot of little guys. he hates big guys. He's allla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at 'em because he ain't a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain't you? Always scrappy?"
The Jealous sea
"Maybe you can see now. You got George. You know he's goin' to come back. S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain't no good.
Curley is jealous of Slim because he thinks that Slim is Sleeping with his wife.
Curley jumped out the door and banged it after him.
Whit stood up. "I guess maybe I'd like to see this,"he said. Curley's just spoilin' or he wouldn't start for Slim.
"Thinks Slim's with his wife, don't he?" said George.
"Looks like it," Whit said. " 'Course Slim ain't. Least I don't think Slim is.But I like to see the fuss if it comes off. Come on let's go."
Note: Some of these examples can also tie in with the theme of loneliness and many others.
Of Mice and Men Theme
Steinbeck, John. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. Print.