Dialectical Journal Entries
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Quote (Pg #)
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to." (Pg.13-14) I think this quote is important to the story because it's hard out there for a ranch hand. Steinbeck seems to be saying that the loneliness is even worse than the poverty, like Lennie and George, you can bear a lot more if you have a friend. "With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack jus' because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us." (Pg. 14) I really like this...