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Of Mice and Men - George and Lennie

Of Mice and Men - Compare and Contrast of George and Lennie
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Erik B

on 16 September 2013

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Transcript of Of Mice and Men - George and Lennie

{Obedient
- “You tol’ me
to, George,” he said miserably
pg 64}
{Strong
-
“That big bastard
there can put up
more grain
alone then most
pairs can." pg
34}

{Forgetful
- “I forgot, George.” “Yeah, you forgot.
You always forget.”
pg 23}
{Animal Lover
- “We’ll have trouble keepin’ [Lennie] from getting right in the box with them pups”
pg 38}
{Kind
- “[Lennie] ain’t mean, I can tell a mean guy a mile off.”
pg 42}

{Focused

- “I can still tend
rabbits, George”
pg 65}

{Simple

- “[Lennie]’s jes’ like a kid, ain’t he.”
pg 43}

{Pacifist
- Lennie’s hands remained at
his sides; he was too frightened
to defend himself.
pg 63}
{Naive
- “Why ain’t you wanted?” “'Cause I’m black.”
pg 68}

{Bumbling
- "I was jus playin' ... with him... an' he
made like he's gonna
bite me... an' I made like I was gonna smack him ... an'... an' I done it. An' then he was dead.”
pg 87}
{Wistful -
“I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn't have you on my tail. I could livve so easy and maybe have a girl.”
pg 7}
{Fast-talking
- “He’s my... cousin. I told his old lady I’d take care of him.”
pg 22}
{Lonely
- George fell silent. He wanted to talk.
pg 39}
{Patient -
“No, Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an I ain’t now. That’s the thing I want you to know.”
pg 106}
{Aggressive -
“I’m scared I’m gonna tangle with that bastard myself. I hate his guts.”
pg 37}
{Realist -
“I should of knew, I guess maybe way back in my head I did.”
pg 94}
{Short Tempered -
“Well, we
ain’t got any,” George exploded.
pg 11}
{Perspicacious -
“Don’t you think I could see your feet was wet where you went across the
river to get it?”
pg 9}
{Responsible -
“I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get… You do bad things and I got to get you out.”
pg 11}
{Motherly -
“I ain’t takin' it away jus’ for meaness. That mouse ain’t fresh… You get another mouse that’s fresh and I’ll let you keep it a little while.”
pg 9}
{Wistful -
"if I didn't have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl.
pg 7}
{Hardworking -

“We
wouldn’t have to buck no barley
eleven hours a day.”

pg 58}

{Dreamers -

“Sure, we’d have a little house an’ a room

to ourself.”
pg 58


Family -

“Because

I got you an’___” “An’ I got you.”

pg 104


“He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.”

pg 36}



{Protective -

“He ain’t no cuckoo”

“Ain’t nobody goin’ to talk no hurt to George.”

pg 72


{Loners -
“I gotta think about that, we was always gonna do it by ourselves.”
pg 59}
{Resourceful -

“We could live offa the fatta the lan’.”

pg 57}

{Wanderers -
“If we can get jus’ a few dollars in the poke we’ll shove off and
and go up the


American River and pan gold.”
pg 33

{Loyal -
“George wouldn’t do nothing like that. I been with George a

long time. He’ll come back

tonight”
pg 71}
{Poor -
“Well, we ain’t got no ketchup.”
pg 8}
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