Of Mice and Men

Ch. 1: Discuss the following quote:

"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 into town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got a thing to look ahead to." (George, p. 15) 

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George is commenting on the fact that he and Lennie are lucky to have each other. Most men move from place to place, make some money, spend it, and then leave for the next stake. They have nothing except a few fleeting moments of pleasure and a lot of lonliness. This quote applies directly to friendship.


Of Mice and Men