Avery see whether he had it just right.

Avery Kohl Mrs. Valentin 25 January 2018 Period 4 Of Mice and Men Dialectical Journal Journal 1: Ch 1-2 Quote: “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right. He pulled his hat down a little more over his eyes, the way George’s hat was,” (Page 4).Analysis: In this section, George and Lennie’s features are described and how they interact with one another. Lennie is intimidated by George and wants to follow what George does. I believe Lennie has something mentally wrong with him or a disorder. He does not act like an adult and talks like a kid, with improper grammar. I think Lennie does not know how to act properly, so he follows George’s lead. Even though Lennie is the bigger man, he acts younger and more immature.Quote: “I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all over the country all the time. An’ that ain’t worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out,” (Page 11). Analysis: In this section, George shows his frustration with having to drag Lennie around and having the responsibility of him. George could have a simple, easy life like everyone else, but Lennie keeps him busy and moving. Lennie doesn’t know any better when he does bad things. George constantly has to remind him between good and bad, and right and wrong. He tries not to make George angry. He just wants to please him, but George wishes he didn’t have to take care of Lennie. A question to think about is why does George stay with Lennie then? I think George stays with Lennie because they both only have each other. George does not talk about family. He cares about Lennie deep down and knows he needs Lennie. Quote: “I’ll find things, George. I don’t need no nice food with ketchup. I’d lay out in the sun and nobody’d hurt me. An’ if I foun’ a mouse, I could keep it. Nobody’d take it away from me,” (Page 12). Analysis: Lennie is obsessed with the dead mouse he found on the ground. All he wants to do is pet it. I think he wants to keep the dead mouse because he feels bad for always accidentally killing them. Also, I think Lennie just wants something to keep him calm and to care about. He is always scared that he did something wrong. He wants something to love and care about because he doesn’t have family or pets or friends. He wants to care for someone or something and have a relationship. The dead mouse, I believe, represents not just Lennie, but people’s need of relationships, affection, and care. Quote: “George turned to Lennie. ‘So you wasn’t gonna say a word. You was gonna leave your flapper shut and leave me do the talkin.’ Damn near lost us the job,” (Page 23). Analysis: George blames everything on Lennie. I think this is because Lennie is different and believes whatever George says. Since George talked for Lennie, the boss thought George was messing with Lennie and stealing his money. This would not have happened if Lennie was allowed to talk. Lennie’s self esteem and confidence has to be low for always being yelled at by George. This shows us how controlling George is and how much Lennie obeys George. Quote: “Ever’body says what a game guy Curley is. And s’pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever’body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his ow; size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Seems like Curley ain’t givin’ nobody a chance,” (Pages 26-27). Analysis: Curley is the boss’s son and intimidates Lennie. George just doesn’t like at all. I believe this is because he doesn’t like how the atmosphere of the place changes when he is a round. People either fear and obey him or don’t like him and stay out of his way. Also, George just could be jealous of Curley and wish he was in Curley’s position. Curley is tough and will mess with anyone. Lennie feels that everyone is superior to him. On the other hand, George doesn’t listen to anyone and does his own thing, which might cause problems between George and Curley. George is the one that intimidates Lennie and protects him. Curley better not do anything to Lennie. Thesis: Journal 2: Ch 3-4 Quote: “Say, you sure was right about him. Maybe he ain’t bright, but I never seen such a worker. He damn near killed his partner buckin’ barley. There ain’t nobody can keep up with him. I never seen such a strong guy,” (Page 39). Analysis: Lennie may be mentally disabled, but he is very strong. He doesn’t realize how strong he is, so he accidentally kills some animals, even though he does not try it. I think this will get Lennie in trouble with the puppies later on in the story. Also, his strength makes up for his disability. The workers admire this strength and how good of a worker he is. Lennie gains respect and a reputation from this. Quote: “A shot sounded in the distance. The men looked quickly at the old man. Every head turned toward him. For a moment he continued to stare at the ceiling. The: he rolled slowly over and faced the walk and lay silent,”(Page 49). Analysis: In this section of the book, Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because he is old and smells bad. Candy does not want him to because his dog has been his friend and family very a long time. I think Carlson likes to pick on people and is possibly getting revenge at Candy for something. The dog is unwanted and is shot by Carlson. Candy mourns the death. This shows how society views people who are no longer capable of doing work from being too old and weak. Carlson can’t stand up for himself because people like Carlson think they have control and are superior. Quote: “She got the eye goin’ all the time on everybody. I bet she even gives the stable buck the eye,” (Page 51). Analysis: This shows how Curley’s wife flirts with everyone because she seeks attention. She does not get it from Curley and has no one to talk to all day, so she gets this from talking to the workers. Women are also shown and thought as objects that flaunt themselves to men in society. They thrive off of attention and are only good for appearance. This gives the workers a false impression of Curley’s wife. I believe Lennie will also definitely get into trouble with her because it is hard for him to ignore nice things, like her in this case. Quote: “…for Crooks was a proud, aloof man. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs. His body was bent over to the left by his crooked spine, and his eyes lay deep in his head, and because of their depth seemed to glitter with intensity,” (Page 67). Analysis: Slavery was a big problem and mostly in the South. The description of Crooks matches a slaves description from the type of work they do and how they are treated in society at that time. He is unhealthy and his body is overused and overworked. He has a crooked spine from all the farm work he does around the place. I think this is how he got his name, Crooks. He also keeps his distance because he doesn’t want to get in trouble, since he is there to work. Quote: “‘Who hurt George?’ He demanded. Crook saw the danger as it approached him. He edged back on his bunk to get out of the way. ‘I was just supposin’,’ he said. ‘George ain’t hurt. He’s all right. He’ll be back all right,'” (Page 72).Analysis: In this passage, Crooks asks Lennie what he would do if George just left him. Lennie believes George is too nice to do that to him and gets defensive. Lennie gets mad because he wants to protect George, since he takes cares of Lennie. Lennie thinks the world of George, even though he is not nice to Lennie. This could be because George takes Lennie under his wing and takes care of him in ways and George is Lennie’s family. Quote: “Crooks avoided the whole subject now. ‘Maybe you guys better go,’ he said. ‘I ain’t sure I want you in here no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don’t like ’em.’ Candy said, ‘That bitch didn’t ought to of said that to you,” (Page 82)Analysis:Thesis:Journal 3: Ch 5-6Quote: “He picked up the pup and hurled it from him. He turned his back on it. He sat bent over his knees and he whispered, ‘Now I won’t get to tend the rabbits. Now he won’t let me.’ He rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow,” (Page 85). Analysis:Quote: “She moved closer to him and she spoke soothingly. ‘Don’t you worry about talkin’ to me. Listen to the guys yell out there. They got four dollars bet in that tenement. None of them ain’t gonna leave till it’s over,” (Page 87). Analysis:Quote: “Well I ain’t told this to nobody before. Maybe I ought’n to. I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.’ And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him. ‘Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes— all them nice clothes like they wear,'” (Page 89). Analysis:Quote: “‘George gonna say I done a bad thing. He ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits.’ He moved his hand a little and her hoarse cry came out. Then Lennie grew. angry,” (Page 91). Analysis:Quote: “A silent head and beak glanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically,” (Page 99).Analysis:Quote: “George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger,” (Page 106). Analysis:Thesis: