Flashcards in Justice Deck (7)
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