Of Mice and Men Essay

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English Course Work I’ve worked at this ranch for some time now so I know the guys that work here very well but I got to find out more about one specific guy at the ranch. Lennie Small. It just started out as a question and ended a tragedy. I’m sure if that god damn Curly just kept his anger in and not mention his wife every single minute, to me or to any of the other guys at the ranch; like we were supposed to be snakes looking out for his wife every second of each day; then everything could have been fine. I walk into the bunkhouse and there at the table are sat Candy, Lennie and George who stopped their conversation when I entered the room. Following me behind is Curly, who already starts annoying me and also Whit and Carlson. Curley started asking me those God damn wife questions; this is what he starts off with “well, I didn’t mean nothing, Slim. I just ast you.” I reply back to him by saying “well, you been askin’ me too often. I’m getting’ god damn sick of it”. If he can’t look after his own god damn wife what does he expect me to do about it; so I told him to lay off me. But it didn’t work; he asked me the same question again “I jus’ thought you might of saw her.” Once the guys hear Curly talking about his wife they start to get irritated because they’ve heard the question a million more times before. Not all of the men at the ranch get involved, it just begins with Carlson. When he says “why’n’t you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” then he begins telling Curley about how he lets his god damn wife hang around the bunk houses and that pretty soon he’s gonna have someone on his hands that he won’t be able to do nothin about. Once Carlson finished whirling up Curley on what he should do about his wife, Curley tells Carlson “you keep outta this les’ you wanta step outside.” Carlson laughs it off and says that Curley is as

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