Flashcards in George- Of Mice And Men Deck (19)
How he still needs Lennie
"No-look. I was jus' foolin', Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me"
Respect in Lennies strength as a worker
"He may be quiet, but he is one hell' of a worker."
How his relationship with Lennie makes him different
"...with us it ain't like that. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us"
How he never actually believed in the dream
"I think I knowd it from the very first. I think I knowd we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got used to thinking maybe we could."
How he took Lennie under his wing
"I knowd his aunt Clara. She took him in when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just came along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while."
How Lennie finished george' sentences about dream
"We're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs an-"
"An live off the fatta the lan'"
How is George a good friend to Lennie?
-stuck with him for years, even though he looses him jobs
-tells him the dream to make him happy
-kills him in the end so that he is not treated brutally by others
-understands Lennie can't think rationally
How is George foolish in his friendship with Lennie?
-George gets impatient and Lennie often fears he is going to "give him hell"
-doesn't realise how dangerous Lennie is
What George could do without Lennie
"I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Why, I could stay in a cathouse all night."
"If I didn't have you I could get a girl..."
Ironic activity George partakes in on the ranch
A game for one,
Shows George would be a loner without Lennie,
What is the significance of George's last name, Milton?
•Milton is the last name of an author of Steinbeck's favourite works, 'Paradise Lost'
•Some critics believe George represents the lost man who longs to return to Eden.
•Despite his relationship w/ Lennie, he ends up alone
Describe George's anger w/ Lennie
•Very rational and thoughtful, however, gets frustrated
•Lennie knows this: "Give me hell,"
•Anger fades when he remembers George's inability to remember or think clearly
How does George help Lennie's morals
George teaches Lennie about the consequences of his actions
Lennie doesn't understand the sin of murder etc. but George teaches him it's a 'bad thing'
How does Lennie affect George's dream
He adds enthusiasm, because George never really believed it
George and Lennie walking(first introduction)
1st different, 2nd same
They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons."
1st shows one is better than the other because George is leading Lennie
2nd point describes their clothes as exactly the same. Equals?
Lennie+George's friendship is a mutually beneficial relationship
I ain't got no people. I seen the guys that go around in the ranches alone. That ain't no good. They don't have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They get wantin to fight all the time...'Course Lennie's a god damn nuisance mosh of the time, but you get used to goin' around with a guy an' you can't get rid of him."
Lennie us important to George too
"A guy needs somebody- to be near him
A guy goes nuts of he ain't got nobody."
Different to other men
"If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us."