Essays /

Government Essay

Essay preview

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...

Read more


14 35 45 86 actual ahead ain aliv alla anoth anybodi aren ask aw back bar bear bein believ belong better beyond big blow blowin bodi book candi care carlston chanc charact come compani connat crazi creat crippl crook cur curley damn day depth descript detail dialect differ doesn dog ear els em end entri even ever everi everybodi everyth explain express extrem famili favor feel first friend friendship futur georg get give go god goe good got govern guy hand hang hard hate head heard heaven hurt husband import inta intellig jack jail john journal jus keepin kind know lan land lenni life like littl live lone loneli loneliest long look lot mad make mayb mean men mice mind miseri motiv near need never nobodi noth nut one opinion outlook overton peopl perceiv persever person pg pg.13-14 pg.14 pg.26 pg.34 pg.72 pg.74 pick piec place plain plenti posit poundin poverti prestigi problem put question quit quot ranch re read realli right room rot safe said say scare scrap see seem shot show sick signific sinc sit slack slim slow somebodi someon someth speech stake steinbeck stori strong struggl support tail take talk tell thing think thought time toward town tri type understand understood us use want way wealthi well went whether whole wife wild will won work world wors would wouldn ya