Of Mice and Men – Chapter 6 quotes

give a summary of chapter 6 -Lennie is hiding in the brush and had imaginations of Aunt Clara and a rabbit telling him how George doesn’t care about him showing his worst fears-George finds him and calms him by telling about their american dream and how they need each other-he can hear the other men approaching who will violently kill Lennie-he shoots lennie
-quotes on Lennie’s fears -‘from out of Lennie’s head there came a little fat old woman’ (This is aunt clara from his imagination which shows his worst fears as she says how Lennie is a burden to George)-‘from out of Lennie’s head there came a gigantic rabbit (shows childlike imagination, the rabbit shows his fears by saying ‘He gonna leave you, ya crazy bastard’)
-quotes on discrimination -In his imagination, Lennie calls himself a ‘crazy bastard’, other people’s words have got to him
-quotes on George -‘I just done it’ (he is emotionless and silent)
-quotes on Lennie and George’s friendship -George is calming lennie so that he is happy and dies peacefully and painlessly instead of the other guys killing him violently. He talks about their dreams -‘Ever’body gonna be nice to you. Ain’t gonna be no more trouble’-‘Lennie giggled with happiness’-‘where the spine and skull were joined’ (george is looking to make the death painless)
-quotes on isolation -Carlson says ‘Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?’this chilling ending shows how people had no understanding of friendship and emotion -leaves the book on the end of George’s american dream, surrounded by people who weren’t his friends

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