Of Mice And Men Curley Quotes

What are two quotes from Curley in Of Mice and Men?

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Throughout the novel, Curley is continually looking for his flirtatious wife. He sticks his head in the bunkhouse and says,

"You seen a girl around here?" (Steinbeck, 18)

After Curley mistakenly assumes that Slim is having an affair with his wife, he challenges Carlson after he wonders why Curley allows her to hang around the bunkhouse with the other men. Curley's response reveals his antagonistic nature when he says,

"You keep outa this les' you wanta step outside." (30)

After Curley learns that Lennie killed his wife, he organizes a lynch mob to search for Lennie. When Carlson mentions that he thinks Lennie stole his gun, Curley says,

"The nigger's got a shotgun. You take it, Carlson. When you see 'um, don't give 'im no chance. Shoot for his guts. That'll double 'im over" (48).

Curley's insistence that the men shoot Lennie in the guts reveals his malevolent nature. Shooting a man in the stomach will not only kill the person but will also inflict a significant amount of pain. Curley wants to...

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