Of Mice And Men Friendship Quotes

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"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to." (62) When I first read this quote, I felt horrible at what it was like during the Great Depression. It was really hard for ranchers to look for work and earn a decent amount of money. To make matters worse, going through the stress of finding a job and then trying to find another one all by yourself must feel depressing and lonely. However, friendship is a way to get rid of that hurtful feeling of being alone in this world.
2. "I seen too many guys with land in their head.
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He is saying how so many men wish their had land of their own. Unfortunately, none of those men have been able to achieve their goal. During the 1930s, making the American dream come true was almost like a fantasy; there were no jobs with decent salaries, especially one that was able to get someone his own land. When I read this quote, I felt pity for those workers who could never live out his dream.
3. "A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin' books or thinkin' or stuff like that. Sometimes he gets thinkin', an' he got nothing to tell him what." (146-147). Crooks tells this to Lennie when he is inside his room. He is describing how lonely he usually gets, considering the fact that he is not welcome to lots of places, specifically in the bunkhouse for white people. When I read this quote, I realized that it relates to me. I have had feelings of isolation from people because of who I am as a person. To them, my actions and beliefs are so strange that they cannot live with it. Not a lot of people understand how I feel nor how I was raised.
4. "I don' like Curley. He ain't a nice fella."
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