Of Mice and Men

By Markiah Love

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"I seen hunderds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same damn thing in their heads. Hunderds of them. They come, an' they quit an' go on; an' every damn one of 'em's got a little piece of land in his head. An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it. Just like heaven. Everybody wants a little piece of lan'. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It's just in their head. They're all the time talkin' about it, but it's jus' in their head" (81).
"Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want. God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an' work, an no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want" (11-12).

Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right. He pulled his hat down a little more over his eyes, the way George's hat was. (1.10)

The first quote explains that people come to the ranch and dream of getting out but they never do because they always end up spending it on something else. In the second one gorege is talking about how if he wasnt with lennie he could have all this money and have a wife, because lennie is so much work so hard to talk care or because hes like a little kid. In the third quote its about how much lennnie looks up to gorege whatever he dose.

The friendship of lennie and gorege is very strong. They do everything together, in the part of the book where lennie and gorege are wareing the same thing They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats and both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders. (1.4)

it shows that they dress like each other and they have been friends for a long time there more like brothers. loneliness is used by crooks where said that hes is all alone in the barn where he says "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody-to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick" (80).He is lonely and has know one just because of the color of his skin but in reality he's just a regular guy wanting to talk someone and have friends.