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1

Represents

- plight of elderly, no pension etc.
- failed dreams, searching for dreams
- weak ones trapped on ranch due to age

2

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Hope yet Futility of dream
Lack of respect for marginalised
Lack of benefits for migrant workers

3

Importance of relationship with dog

'I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup (...) he said proudly'
- companionship for ranch workers
- brings him happiness like Lennie and George
- similar to when George says he's been with Lennie for so long, animalistic Lennie

4

Isolation of migrant workers

'A guy on a ranch don't never listen nor he don't ast no questions'
- isolation of migrant workers
- need to converse for friendship, lacking
- when converses with cw she dies, friendship is not possible, ranch workers destined for loneliness

5

Belief in American Dream

´I'd make a will an leave my share to you guys, cause I ain't go not relatives or nothing'
- no family
- willing to give up everything for Lennie and George liking him, wants someone to achieve dream even if not him

6

Regret for not shooting dog

'I ought to have shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog'
- lack of respect for dog
- foreshadowing George shooting Lennie

7

Lack of belief in himself

'They say he wasn't no good to himself nor anybody else. When they can me here i wisht somebody's shoot me'
- like dog, career based on strength, lack of jobs for elderly
- treat old men worse than dogs doesn't get to die in dignity