Of Mice and Men

the discussion of curley's wife leads whit to invite george to come with the other men "to old susy's place," what is "old susy's place," and what purpose does it serve in the novel?

susy's place?

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Susy's place is a 'whorehouse' or brothel. As there are very few women who engage in the itinerant lifestyle of the ranchers, the men often long for female contact. Suzy's place is where the men can go to get away from the ranch and have some leisure time. The offer of women is certainly not the only attraction: the appeal is the alcohol and the friendliness too-

'You can get a shot for two bits. Suzy got nice chairs to set in, too. If a guy don't want aflop, why he can jest sit in the chairs and have a couple or three shots and pass the time of day'


'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck