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Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head.

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he called his approach non-teleological thinking, or is thinking. The term non-teleological was coined by Steinbeck’s best friend, Edward F. Ricketts; and as the two men articulated their shared philosophy, they emphasized the need to see as clearly as a scientist: that is, to accept life on its own terms. Is thinking focused not on ends but on the process of life, the Aristotelean efficient cause of nature.

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you what. Curley’s like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he’s mad at ’em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain’t you? Always scrappy?

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mad at ’em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little

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and he wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he was not a laboring man.

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Yeah, said George. I’ll come. But listen, Curley. The poor bastard’s nuts. Don’t shoot ‘im. He di’n’t know what he was doin’.

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Crooks avoided the whole subject now. Maybe you guys better go, he said. I ain’t sure I want you in here no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don’t like ’em.

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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 pound-in’ their tail on some other ranch. They ain’t got nothing to look ahead to.

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Never did seem right to me. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance.

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Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody—to be near him. He whined, A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya, he cried, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.

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Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny. Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego—nothing to arouse either like or dislike. He said, Yes, ma’am, and his voice was toneless. For

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