Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice And Men

In Of Mice And Men George and Lennie search for work in order to one day afford their own home. In many instances throughout the book Lennie often wants to live on farm and raise rabbits. George is willing to do anything for Lennie to make him happy and keep him calm. Quite often, George is the one who has a life after working on the ranch already planned out.

One quote, which is said early in the book, in a vulgar language, is said by George and is abruptly interrupted by Lennie. "O.K. Someday – we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and"- "An' live off the fatta lan'," Lennie interrupted. (Pg. 15) This is the first quote said in the book about what George and Lennie plan on doing after they earn enough money to live on their own. Lennie goes on to talk about having rabbits, which George agrees to allow him to raise. Since Lennie has a fascination with soft objects, and his quirk is petting the soft fur of the objects, George is happy to have rabbits on their own property. This also makes Lennie exceedingly tractable. When Lennie says "live off the fatta lan'," he is talking about what most people in this country want, a lot of property with bountiful crops. When people own a lot of property they feel empowered and strong that they can afford their own property.

The next quote, which George says, describes the house where he and Lennie are going to live. "Sure, we'd have a little house an' a room to ourself. Little fat iron stove, an' in the winter we'd keep a fire goin' in it. It ain't enough land so we'd have to work too hard. Maybe six, seven hours a day. We wouldn't have to buck no barley eleven hours a day. An' when we put in a crop, why, we'd be there to take the crop up. We'd Know what come of our planning." (Pg 58) Lennie then interrupts again and says they'll have rabbits too. When George describes their future home, he leaves out the description of the...
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