Atmosphere In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The atmosphere at the ranch and the bunkhouse is calm, safe, and tense. The ranch and the bunkhouse is calm when the old man or swapper is around George and Lennie. The swapper is a old man that is related to the bosses, son's, wife. The swapper has a old dog that he raised from a puppy, the old dog used to be a sheep dog when it was younger. The atmosphere of the ranch and the bunkhouse is calm because of the swapper by him being nice and is not in other people's business, as he thinks he is. For example, when George and Lennie were talking about how they did not like the place but they had to be there for money, the swapper tried to make it seem that he was not listening to there conversation. The ranch and the bunkhouse feel safe because of Slim. Slim is a tall man that…show more content…
Lennie, for example, likes Slim right away and asks George if he could have a couple of dogs so that Lennie can pet them without killing them. The ranch and the bunkhouse is tense because of Curley, which is the bosses son, and Curley's wife. It's is tense at the ranch and bunkhouse because Curley seems like he wants to fight Lennie just because Lennie his bigger then Curley. George tells Lennie if Curley hits Lennie, he wants Lennie to hit Curley back. Curley is a smaller man and always is looking for a fight. The other reason the ranch and bunkhouse is tense is because of Curley's wife. Curley's wife is pretty according to the men at the ranch. She wears a lot of red and wears a dress. Lennie is attracted to her right away, but it is a way he likes rabbits. George is worried that Lennie will mess up again like he did in weed with the pulling of the dress of the girl. So George tells Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife. The atmosphere at the ranch and the bunkhouse is calm, feels safe, and tense, and it is because of these
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