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Of Mice and Men Section Two Essay. This chapter is about when George and Lennie are shown the bunk house

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Oliver McGuigan 6th October 2011 Of Mice and Men Section Two Essay This chapter is about when George and Lennie are shown the bunk house and they are shown where they have to sleep and they meet all the different people who work on the ranch from Candy's point of view firstly when he is being the guide and showing them round and then also when they meet them in person. The bunk house is the main setting of the novella and this is where the characters are most seen and therefore is the best indication of the harsh world of the ranch. When George first comes in and is shown his bed he finds a small yellow can which says "positively kills lice, roaches and other scourges." George becomes very suspicious of the bed he has been given. This shows that the beds are probably infested with lice and roaches. Also in the description of the bunk house it says "... ...read more.

Middle

When George and Lennie go and see the boss, the boss doesn't like them and gets angry because they were late for work and he won't let it go. "Says right here on the slip you was to be here for work this morning." And then George tries to explain that the bus driver took them too the wrong place and they had to walk miles to get there, but the boss doesn't seem to care and talks about him having to "... send out the grain teams short two buckers. Wont do any good to go out now till after dinner." He shows no sympathy and tries to make him seem like the good guy and him having to suffer for them being late for work. And then after that he gives George a hard time because he's not letting Lennie talk for himself and he thinks George is hiding something from the boss. ...read more.

Conclusion

The red dress is associated with the troubles in weed where Lennie held onto the girls dress. "She put her hands behind her back... her body was thrown forward. George and Lennie's reactions to the people they meet are firstly of Candy they like him because he is warning them of the troubles the other people can cause. Their reactions to Curley were that Lennie was scared of him because he didn't want to get in a fight and George was that he didn't like him picking on Lennie because Lennie is taller than him and because Lennie looks very strong. Curley's wife is seen in two different ways one by George as her being a tart and wanting people to like her but George thinking she is just trouble and also she is seen by Lennie as a lovely lady who he starts to fancy, this bring some disagreement after she leaves. "Listen to me you crazy bastard...don't you even take a look at that bitch." George says this firstly because he doesn't trust Curleys wife and secondly to protect Lennie. ...read more.

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