How Does Steinbeck Create A Dialectical Journal For Of Mice And Men

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1. Defining Words Unknown to Reader a. Pugnacious- ready and able resort to force violence b. Rouge- makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks c. Laden- filled with a great quantity d. Derision- Contemptuous (worthless/sarcastic) laughter e. Rheumatism- any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues 2. Citing Significant Quotes and Responding and Reflecting on them a. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.” (Steinbeck 13) i. During the time of this quote, George and Lennie have finally reached the ranch and have decided to set up camp. They have finally got to the place where they will live out their own American Dream. But through the midst of all the hopeful aspirations, they realized that they are by themselves. No family, no wife, nothing. The strong and offsetting realization that they are alone puts a significant damper on the mood. b.…show more content…
“With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” (Steinbeck 13) i. George then continues off of Lennie’s prior quote by essentially stating that they have each other. George really counteracts what Lennie says by actually stating the opposite. George believes that that are not alone, and (excuse my cursing) they each have someone that gives about each other. I feel as if the strong foundation of friendship that George and Lennie have will be an important part of the

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