"The heart of Tularecito gushed with joy at his homecoming. All his life he had been an alien, a lonely outcast, and now he was going home... The moment he walked into the orchard, he knew he was nearing home. He could not hear them, but he knew the gnomes were near" (Steinbeck 8).
"'It must be nice,' she said. 'It must be very nice. I wish women could do such things'" (Steinbeck 6).
"'That's a bright direction. There's a glowing there'" (7).
"'I'm strong,' she boasted. 'I never knew before how strong'" (8).
"'Do any women ever go to the fights?' she asked" (9).
"OF MICE AND MEN"
"'Go on George. When we gonna do it?' 'Gonna do it soon.' 'Me an' you.' 'You . . . an' me. Ever'body gonna be nice to you......
Lennie begged, "Le's do it now. Le's get that place now.' 'Sure, right now. I gotta. We gotta.' And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head" (106).
HOW OTHER's BLIND HOPE HAS AFFECTED ME
Everyone puts their blind hope in me. That somehow I will pull through everything for everyone and I will be okay. Truth of the matter is I won't and I haven't, but for some odd reason they still keep that hope in them that pushes me to be a better person.