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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


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


Slim as just character

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

- Steinbeck message: understand eachother
- slim is just


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


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


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


Slim comforting George

'A guy got to sometimes'

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