"Moved with majesty" suggests that he is attractive and has a royal family appearance and all the men admire him and look up to him. "Understanding beyond thought" suggests that he doesn't need to think about things and doesn't even have to think about how to treat people nicely he does it out of consideration to people. He realises how George and Lennie get on and what Lennie is like. "His authority was so great" tells us that he is respected and seen as powerful on the ranch. We know that everyone is quiet when he is speaking and that everyone respects that he is better than them at his job.
Lennie thrives off of George’s way of speaking about their dream and also the way he talks about him and Lennie’s unique and strong relationship “Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place....With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” Lennie’s finds comfort
This authority is completely different to the kind that is displayed by Curley. Curley displays arrogance and a tone of superiority when giving orders whereas Slim respects others and as a result the other workers respect him and want to work for him. This shows that Slim is a better leader than Curley as with respect comes trust and with trust comes authority. The other ranch workers look up to him as if he is God on earth. This is shown in the passage when the ranch workers reference God and his movement only achieved by royalty and master craftsmen.
Steinbeck frequently describes his actions or body posture in an aggressive manner. He “lashed his body around”, stands with his “arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists.” Everything about this man, even down to his “tightly curled hair” suggests he’s on edge, wound up tightly and ready for a fight. His abuse of power is highlighted because he is so often subtlety compared to Slim, “Slim don’t need to wear no high-heeled boots.” Candy’s comment is obviously a snipe at the fact that Curley does wear them. The boots are symbolic of power and visually distinguishes Curley and his father from all the other ranchers. It is the relationship between Slim and Curley that arguably could cause the events of chapter 3.
Part B) How does Steinbeck use the character of Curley in the as a whole to convey ideas about society at this time? Steinbeck uses the character of Curley to convey ideas about society in several different ways. Firstly Steinbeck uses the character of Curley to show the determination of men- during the time- to prove their masculinity. He is always competing with the other ranch men and feeling threatened by anyone who is bigger than him. For example he is always trying to pick a fight- “Curley’s pretty handy.”- or would do careless things just to prove his authority: just like many men of the 1930s.
Unlike the boss Slim is greatly respected by his fellow workers and deemed as a great leader. "[Slim] was a jerkline skinner, the prince of the ranch..", all ranch workers looked up to Slim "His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be politics or love."(37). On the other hand we have boss's son Curley who walks around with a chip on his shoulder. Curley is always looking for a fight and seems to rub everyone the wrong way. He behaves threateningly to Lennie because "he hates big guys.
He believes they must carry on this tradition and he never has come to realized how awful it is. Old Man Warner did not show value of human life by putting crops over innocent peoples lives. In “The Lottery,” all of the towns people know each other very well due to their community of only 300. They all respect each other and feel bad for General Zaroff also takes pride in what he does, more than any other characters. He finds no harm in the actions he's choosing to make.
George tells Lennie ‘You know all of it’, which shows the huge importance of their dream, that even forgetful Lennie has memorised it - they use their dreams as an escape from the harsh reality of life on the ranch. Their dream is one shared by thousands of other itinerant ranch-hands, as we know from Crooks’ mention of seeing ‘too many guys with land in their head’. It is infectious in this society, so Candy and even the cynical Crooks are quickly drawn in, showing the extent of their desperation to escape their current lifestyle. The word ‘dream’ is never mentioned in the novel. This is because, to the characters, they are not dreams at all, but are in fact achievable plans which they feel capable of reaching which is what makes them such powerful antidotes to their difficult lives.
Spade does not trust many people and with this gets all of his business taken care of. Sam spade is a man to him self, is very confident, shows no emotion and is strong willed. These are all characteristics that are very valuable to me for a successful future career in running a business. Sherriff Bell also has the
Lennie is mentally weak, George can’t reach his dream, and Curley resents being a smallish man and has napoleon complex. Weakness is simply a reality for everyone who lives on the ranch. On a ranch full of strong men, weakness is not really accepted, and people get criticized because of it. Because characters often know their weaknesses, they’re quick to try to cover for them, which spell confrontation. It’s a like bullying, characters weaknesses makes them feel insecure about themselves, so they fight and judge others to avoid having their flaws seen by