Of Mice and Male Dialectical Journals
Passages from text|Page #’s|Comments & & Questions|”The bunk home was a long, rectangle-shaped building. Inside, the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted. In 3 walls there were small, square windows, and in the 4th, a strong door with a wooden lock. 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 2 shelves for the personal belongings of the occupant of the bunk.|Page 17|John Steinbeck utilizes a terrific 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 within. It reveals that the bunk house is not a very good place.|”States ‘positively kills lice, roaches, and other scourges.’ What the hell type of bed you giving us, anyways? We do not desire no trousers bunnies.”|Page 18|When George states, “We do not desire no trousers rabbits,” he indicates that he does not desire anything crawling around on him in the middle of the night.
George does not desire any bugs to be leaping around in his trousers and biting him.|”Then why do not you let him respond to? What are you trying to put over?”|Page 22|The one in charge believes that George and Lennie are trying to trick him. Also he thinks that George is manipulating Lennie, so that he can take all the cash Lennie makes.|”Well, I never seen one person take so much problem for another person. I much like to know what your interest is.”|Page 22|In charge doesn’t comprehend why George would want to take all the blame for Lennie. He thinks that George is using Lennie.
In charge wants to know why, so the one in charge can use Lennie as well.|”I wasn’t kicked in the head without any horse, was I, George?”|Page 23|George came up with this lie telling the one in charge that Lennie was kicked in the head by a horse, which’s why Lennie isn’t wise. Lennie understands that George lied, but doesn’t know why he isn’t wise. George didn’t want to tell in charge that Lennie has a disability, and George does not desire Lennie to know either.|”By Christ, he’s got ta talk when she’s spoken with. What the hell are you getting’ into it for?|Page 25|Curley is the one in charges’ son. Curley resembles in charge because they are both curious as to why George won’t let Lennie talk. They wish to know why George gets involved when somebody is speaking with Lennie.|-“Wait’ll you see Curley’s spouse. “-“Purty? “-“Yeah. Purty … however–“-“However what? “-“Well-she got the eye”-” Yeah? Married two weeks and got the eye? Perhaps that’s why Curley’s trousers is full of ants. “-“I seen her offer Slim the eye. Slim’s a jerkline skinner. Hell of a good fella. Slim don’t need to use no high-heeled boots on a grain team.
I seen her give Slim the eye. Curley never seen it. An’ I seen her give Carlson the eye. “-“Appears like we gon na have a good time.”|Page 28|In this conversation in between the old guy and George, the old man cautions George of Curley’s wife. He informs George of the spouse because she tends to be too friendly with the employees, and is unfaithful to her other half. The old guy does not desire George to get fooled by her, and end up getting fired and even worse, harmed by Curley. The old male informs George that he sees her look at Slim and Carlson, but Curley never ever sees her doing these things. -“Bye, kids,” she called into the bunk house, and she rushed away. George looked around at lennie. “Jesus, what a tramp,” he said. “So that’s what Curley picks for a wife. “”She’s purty,” said Lennie defensively. “Yeah, and she makes certain hidin’ it. Curley got his work ahead of him. Bet she had actually clear out for twenty dollars.” Lennie still gazed at the doorway where she had actually been. “Gosh, she was purty.” He smiled admiringly.|Page 32|When Curley’s other half went to the bunk house, Lennie stared at her through the window as she talked.
After she left, George could inform that she really was a tramp. When George discussed her in a rude method, Lennie got protective and said that she was pretty. By the way Lennie is acting about Curley’s better half; I believe that he will start to establish feelings for her. George can pick up that Lennie is beginning to like her, so he chews out him. George knows the problem that they can enter if seen with her, or seen acting flirty with her. Lennie does not, which is why he believes she’s pretty and remains in some sort of trans.|