Quotations and their significanceOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
page 2"In front of the low • Why did the author horizontal limb of a include this line giant sycamore about the setting? there is an ash pile • What mood does the made by many fires; author give you the limb is worn when describing the smooth by men who scene before the two have sat there." men come into it?
page 2 • Characterization of the the look of them. • First that we see of them sounds like they are"The first man was similar b/c wearing small and quick... same clothing.. restless eyes... • George is the smaller Behind him walked one but the leader. his • The detail at which the opposite...shapeless author describes their faces sets up their of f f face... the way a h personalities. bear drags his • Comparing the bigger paws. paws " man, Lennie to a bear.
page 3 • Again, using animal imagery to show Lennies personality and intelligence."Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water • His dialogue also and wiggled his reveals his fingers... Look what simplicity of mind. p y Iddone." " • Characterization
page 4 Aping is another word for imitating We imitating. once again see Lennie as a big animal that has simple"Lennie, who had intelligence and relies been watching him, heavily on George imitated George." from whom he must take hi t k his social and i l d living cues. Characterizes Lennie.
page 6 Demonstrates Georges protection of Lennie, his cunning, andIf he finds out what a Lennies ability to crazy bastard you work hard and be of are, we wont get no value. jobs, but if he sees Characterizes their ya work before he relationship and hears ya talk, were h lk George s Georges view of set. Lennies value. He wants the best for Lennie and himself.
page 7 Characterizes their"God yourre a lot of relationship - Lennie trouble, said makes life hard for George. I could get George. George i G G is constantly dreaming a long so easy and of what life could be so nice if I didnt like if he didnt have have you on my tail. Lennie around. Is I could live so easy ld li their friendship built and maybe have a on obligation? girl. girl " Possible ibl foreshadowing.
page 8"In a moment Lennie Shows how well George came crashing back knows Lennie and pays through the brush. attention to him in order to keep him safe, look out He carried one for him, and teach him small willow stick in lessons. George is quick- his hand. George sat witted and continually up. A i h h Awright, he aware ho a are of how Lennies personality affects his said brusquely. actions. Gime that mouse!" Gi me mouse! Characterization