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“The bunk house was a long, rectangular building. Inside, the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted. In three walls there were small, square windows, and in the fourth, a solid door with a wooden latch. Against the walls were eight bunks, five of them made up with blankets and the other three showing their burlap ticking. Over each bunk there was nailed an apple box with the opening forward so that it made two shelves for the personal belongings of the occupant of the bunk.”
| Page 17
| John Steinbeck uses a great amount of description in this text. With this description, the reader is able to visualize what the bunk houses look like on the outside and on the inside. It shows that the bunk house is not a very nice place.
| “Says ‘positively kills lice, roaches, and other scourges.’ What the hell kind of bed you giving us, anyways? We don’t want no pants rabbits.”
| Page 18
| When George says, “We don’t want no pants rabbits,” he means that he doesn’t want anything crawling around on him in the middle of the night. George doesn’t want any bugs to be jumping around in his pants and biting him.
| “Then why don’t you let him answer? What are you trying to put over?”
| Page 22
| The boss thinks that George and Lennie are trying to trick him. Also he thinks that George is manipulating Lennie, so that he can take all the money Lennie makes.
| “Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.”
| Page 22
| The boss doesn’t understand why George would want to take all the blame for Lennie. He believes that George is using Lennie. The boss wants to know why, so the boss can use Lennie as well.
| “I wasn’t kicked in the head with no horse, was I, George?”
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| George came up with this lie telling the boss that Lennie was kicked in the head by a horse, and that’s why Lennie isn’t smart. Lennie knows that George lied, but doesn’t know why...
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