Of Mice and Men Quotes The Boss * Isolated by being the boss ‘not a labouring man’ this shows how he was above the ranch hands in authority and power but by being so is isolated from the others * The boss is symbolic of the racial discrimination present at that time ‘he give the stable buck hell…ya see the stable bucks a nigger’ this tells us how because of the ‘stable bucks’ colour the boss is more harsh towards him than the others. * The boss is a straight-to-business type of person. ‘You got your work slips?’ this shows that the boss is self-centred as he only cares for his business rather than the well-being of his workers. * The boss is suspicious and conscious of George and Lennie ‘Say-what you selling?’ this shows
The men who view him this way are totally different from each other. For example, George plays the role of the family member to Lennie, which at times makes him act cruel towards Lennie. At first, Crooks views Lennie as just another one of the workers who treats him badly then later realizes he is a nice and caring man. Curley on the other hand strongly dislikes big men and being that Lennie is a big guy, Curley never gives Lennie a chance to be friends. Lennie is viewed by s few characters in the novel and it affects their characterization.
Lennie's Spirit In this story, Lennie Small, the most developed character in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men shows multiple lessons that show the precedent of the time. Lennie shows that he is resilient even with his mental disability through speaking with his dialogue and the style of the way he talks. Characters within Of Mice and Men show what they think about Lennie and show that they judge him because he has a disability. Lennie's description also builds his character throughout the story as he is depicted as multiple animals. People can tell a lot about Lennie in Of Mice and Men by the way he talks, shown by the way people talk about him, and the way John Steinbeck describes him throughout this short story.
He is described to have “…long, black, damp hair….”and to be wearing “…blue jeans and a short denim jacket.” He had be said to be “…the prince of the ranch…”. This tells us that he has power in the ranch and that everyone seems to look up to him for advice and guidance. Many of the words and images associated with Slim describe him as a man who was like royalty, or a person who is god-like. He expresses equalities that are raised from the other men on the ranch, and the other men respect him as someone who has a lot of knowledge. Chapter
How Does Steinbeck Present Slim in his Novel “Of Mice and Men”? Slim is a very important character in this novel, and Steinbeck presents him as such. The first words Steinbeck uses to describe him are “A tall man stood in the doorway” the word “tall” has connotations of a high stature, immediately alerting us to his presence. It then becomes clear that this man is not like any of the others on the ranch: “he moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master craftsmen” this description far betters that of any of the others’. Coupled with another depiction of Slim as “the prince of the ranch” it is obvious that Steinbeck is displaying this man with utmost adulation, and by investing such an appraising portrayal he invites us to admire this man also.
Letting you know, re-ensuring you through the storms of striking conflicts and rest you on the outcome of the storyline. The sensory language that Steinbeck brought into existence had succeeded when it grew into a visualization as if the reader also rides the journey with Lennie and George and the emotional connections are established. Talking more about the strategy and the technique angles of such gifted writer, in the novel of Of Mice and Men, Lennie was created to manipulate the excitement of fear into the book and further more to the readers. Bouncing to another angle, the repetition method was applied where George always gets angry and had enough with Lennie's troubles but the circle went on when George again feels sorry for Lennie, who doesn't understand the complicated life that he has. Foreshadowing was another ingredient added in the story to introduce the readers to ideas of incidents that become main parts of the story as it proceeded.
It becomes a “dark time” for Mr. Gordon. And in all the sorrow he is feeling and pains that he is experiencing he realizes that the men that he viewed as Gods are the same as him - below him even. He figures out that even being one of the smartest men alive, still doesn’t ensure you have all the answers. Clearly Charlie’s struggles relate to the quotation. Daniel Keyes also uses symbolism that relates to the quotation.
They’s gunna be a bad mess about her. She’s a jailbait all set on the trigger. That Curley got is work cut out for him. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, specially with a bunch of guys on it” this quote shows that George is being sexist towards CW as he says that living on a ranch is no place for girl. This is sexist because he believes that she shouldn’t be on a ranch as it should be a place only for men.
Slim Slim is the "prince of the ranch." He’s the consummate Western male: masterful, strong, fair-minded, practical, non-talkative, and exceptionally good at what he does. He is a god among men, and his word on any subject is law. He decides who is wrong and right, who’s been naughty, and who’s been nice. The other men recognize his superiority and never question his actions or decisions.
Subsequent to Lennie’s death, Carlson simply cannot identify with George and Slim’s distress, stating, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?” Similarly, the ‘boss’, who sustains the archetypal lower class authority figure of the time, appearing apathetic and brazen, whose world revolves around keeping his ranch going. Although he is only physically presented when Lennie and George first come to the ranch, he is often made reference to and this portrays the separation of authority from labour, which Steinbeck successfully portrays. Overall Steinbeck’s use of ‘stock characters’ enables him to give the reader an insight into what ranch life was like in 1930s post Wall street crash America and helps Steinbeck to juxtapose the main characters’ characteristics, actions and emotions. However he also inverses this technique of using ‘stock characters’ when he portrays Slim as he appears to venture away from the archetypal ranch worker as he is empathetic,