Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Published by Penguin Books

Published in 1965

Quotations

1. "'Well, we ain't got any,' George exploded. '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....An' whatta I got,' George went on furiously. 'I got you! You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get. Jus' keep me shovin' all over the country all the time. An' that ain't the worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out.'" Chapter 1,

pg. 11.


Meaning:

This quote shows that george thinks that lennie isn't nothing but trouble to him and we can see that by the choice of words that George is using as well we can see that George is very angry and says that he is the solution to lennie's problems as he is the one who always help lennie to get out of them.


2. "I seen it over an' over-a guy talking' to another guy and it don't make no difference if he don't hear or understand. The thing is, they're talkin', or they're settin' still not talkin'. It don't make no difference, no difference....It's just the talking." Chapter 4, pg. 71


Meaning:

The meaning of the quote is that people always talk to one another but not always are the conversations really going to matter a lot or people are talking just about pointless stuff that is unnecessary, the idea is that conversations should be full of topics and emotions because they're meaningless if their not.

"A Thriller to read, very addictive that before you notice you already finished the book"

This book will have you in mixed emotions when you go into a joyful ride with George and Lennie. George and Lennie are companions and the only reason these two gentlemen are doing is that they are looking for a home to stay at for the rest of their lives. George and Lennie will probably make you cry, angry, confused, and maybe annoyed. This book can change the way you think about the character when you read it and the point of view that you can read and you can tell what is going on during the whole book.