Of Mice and Men

Chapter Five

🌐More than the girl's death and lennie's possible arrest, what does Candy worry about? What is George reaction? Evidence from the text.

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Candy's biggest worry is that the dream is over.

Now Candy spoke his greatest fear. "You an’ me can get that little place, can’t we, George? You an’ me can go there an’ live nice, can’t we, George? Can’t we?"

Before George answered, Candy dropped his head and looked down at the hay. He knew.

George said softly, "—I think I knowed from the very first. I think I know’d we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would."

"Then—it’s all off?" Candy asked sulkily.

George didn’t answer his question. George said, "I’ll work my month an’ I’ll take my fifty bucks an’ I’ll stay all night in some lousy cat house. Or I’ll set in some poolroom till ever’body goes home. An’ then I’ll come back an’ work another month an’ I’ll have fifty bucks more."


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