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Dream Big?? When is death OKAY?
“Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is...”p. 12 (Chp. 2) In this quote, the Boss wonders why George and Lennie are so close when he meets them the for the first time in the bunkhouse. The Boss observes George's care of Lennie and is suspicious of what is occurring. He is stunned by the relationship and the rareness of such a bond that he can't stop trying to figure out what the ultimate aim is, but never pausing to think that George just might not want to be alone .
“We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack jus' because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us.” p. 7 (Chp. 1) This is said by George in an effort to reassure Lennie. Although he is responsible for the well being of his friend Lennie George doesn't view his responsibility as a burden, but rather a bond between the two. Similar to that of a family, he enjoys the company of Lennie, is always there for him, and imagines a future with him.
“I seen hunderds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same damn thing in their heads. Hunderds of them. They come, an' they quit an' go on; an' every damn one of 'em's got a little piece of land in his head. An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it. Just like heaven. Everybody wants a little piece of lan.” p. 36 (Chp. 4) Crook, although a minority, seems to be a wise man that has had experience with workers coming and leaving. After hearing the plan between Lennie, George, and Candy he comments on the matter allowing it to seem as though it was merely impossible. This discouragement extends farther than than just their disappointment in not buying a home, but can also be seen as the death of the American dream seen...
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