In the novel Of Mice and Men who said the following phrases?1. "Ain't many guys travel around together. Idon't know why." 2. "S'pose I went in with you guys. That's three hundred an' fiftyI'd put...

In the novel Of Mice and Men who said the following phrases?

1. "Ain't many guys travel around together. Idon't know why."

2. "S'pose I went in with you guys. That's three hundred an' fiftyI'd put in."

3. "You're nuts but you're kindanice fella. Just like a big baby."

4. "Well I can't stand him in here."

5. "With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us."

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kmj23 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The first quote comes from Slim, who shows some interest when he learns that George and Lennie travel around together. He notes that there is a real contrast between George and Lennie and other ranch hands, who tend not to work together.

The second quote comes from Candy, who is very interested in joining George and Lennie. In fact, he is so interested that he offers $350—a significant sum—to make this dream a reality. This quote is, therefore, linked to the theme of the American Dream.

The third quote comes from Curley's wife, who is talking with Lennie in the barn. Curley's wife sees that Lennie is harmless and, in fact, a nice person. This is ironic, because this quote appears shortly before her death.

The fourth quote comes from Carlson and is spoken in relation to Candy's dog. It is Carlson who suggests that Candy shoot the dog because the dog is old and smells bad.

The fifth quote comes from George and relates to his relationship with Lennie. For George, traveling with Lennie gives him friendship and comfort, something that he believes he would not have if he lived and worked alone.

dneshan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Quote 1: "Ain't many guys travel around together.  I don't know why." The speaker is SLIM.

Quote 2:  "S'pose I wentin with you guys. That's three hundred an' fiftyI'd put in." The speaker is CANDY.

Quote 3:  "You're nuts but you're a kinda nice fella. Just like a big baby."  The speaker is CURLEY'S WIFE.

Quote 4:  "Well I can't stand him in here."  The speaker is CARLSON.

Quote 5:  "With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us."  The speaker is GEORGE.

teebee | Student

Hahahaha. Thanks for asking this. I needed to know too. I'm doing module 3 section 2 :))

lenercopa | Student

i did this corrospondence course too, i bet you also had to explain why the speech is important, i bet it was module booklet 3a

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