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1

How is it shown in the novel

- lack of justice for marginalised
- Curley thinks it's just to kill Lennie
- men call wife a tart, yet go to a brothel, unjust
- skin is a just character
- unjust of candys dog being shot my Carlson

2

Curley picking on Lennie

'S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an licks him. Everbody says what a game guy curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets kicked. Then Everbody says the big guy ought to pick on somebody on his own size'

- although unjust for Lennie to attack Curley, unjust for Curley to provoke him

3

Slim as just character

'His slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought'

- Steinbeck message: understand eachother
- slim is just

4

Slim being just towards Lennie

'He ain't mean, I can tell a mean guy from a mile off'

Suggesting we need to take intention into consideration rather than judge people's actions, justice

5

Candy dog injustice

'I shouldn't have ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog'

- unjust, candy spent whole life with dog
- foreshadows George shooting Lennie

6

Slim threatening Curley

'Slim smiled wrly. (...) if you don't tell nobody what happened, we ain't going to'

- ranch assessor, decides punishments etc.
- protecting Lennie and marginalised, justice for those who don't get it

7

Slim comforting George

'A guy got to sometimes'

Absolving George
Just thing to do
Knew it was inevitable, omnipotent