1. “I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe even have a girl.” (pg 6)
a. In this quote George complains to Lennie while they camp out near the ranch. George frets to Lennie about how he always gets him into trouble. Basically George’s life is about taking care of Lennie and not letting him get into any danger. It seems as if George is tired of the cycle. George’s unpredictable life declines his chance of ever settling down like other people. He always thinks about what he could have done without Lennie. This quote is critical because it gives the reader a judgmental opinion on George’s feelings towards Lennie.
Q. Why do you think George is responsible for taking care of Lennie?
2. “George, you want I should go away and leave you alone.” (pg 13)
a. This quote was said by Lennie after George loses self control and lets all his anger out. Lennie knows that George is not upset for asking a question but rather that he couldn’t hold his anger from the mess he got him into anymore. Lennie feels sorry for all that he has to go through and made him feel truly guilty. Although Lennie is thankful to have George by his side, he would rather leave George alone to make him happy. This quote is important from the chapter because it portrays that friendship can come from all levels of intelligence.
Q. Do you think George and Lennie have been friends since they were kids?
3. “I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself. No, you stay with me. Your Aunt Clara wouldn’t like you running off by yourself if she was dead.” (pg 14)
a. This quote was said when the mood was solemn because both men felt sorry for what they did wrong. George was still shouting at Lennie however in a good intention. He was trying to be as clear as possible to George. No matter the trouble George would get him into or the complaints he would make to Lennie; he would not want to be away from him....