Of Mice and Men By: montserrat Rodriguez & Fernando Galindo

"The bunkhouse is a small, rectangular building ... in three walls there were small, square windows, and in the fourth, a solid door with a wooden latch." (Steinbeck 17)

"'Curley's pretty handy. He done quite a bit in the ring. He's a lightweight, and pretty handy'" (Steinbeck 26)

"'But I get to tend 'em," Lennie broke in. 'George says I get to tend 'em (rabbits.) He promised.'"

George and Lennie are different from other ranchers because they are hard workers, and they have a dream of having their own ranch. The ranch represents loneliness and the obstacles they have to go through.

The ranch has a few items, like bunk beds and personal things. In the beginning of the book, George and Lennie dream of a big ranch with many things. Life on a ranch is hard and lonely. George lies to the boss about Lennie being his "cousin."

Our initial impression with Curley is that he is a hot headed and immature person. He tries to pick fights with larger people because he probably feels better about himself when he socks them. He picks a fight with Lennie because he is a large man. Curley has a negative effect on George and Lennie. They often try to steer away from him. George gives Lennie advice to keep clear of Curley, because he is the boss' son, and will only bring them trouble. It is good advice because he tells him to do the best.

The characters that represent loneliness are Candy and Crooks. Candy was always alone with his dog, and now that he is dead, he seems a bit more depressed, although he now speaks a bit more to other ranch hands. Crooks is always alone in his room. He lives apart from all other ranch hands, and all he can do is work and read. A way to resolve this is by Lennie befriending them, so they are not alone all the time.

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