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    sorry i know i already posted a oassage but i got some really useful answers and i'm sure it helped others too, please leave suggestions of points for this passage:

    One end of the great barn was piled high with new hay and over the
    pile hung the four-taloned Jackson fork suspended from its pulley. The
    hay came down like a mountain slope to the other end of the barn,
    and there was a level place as yet unfilled with the new crop. At
    the sides the feeding racks were visible, and between the slats the
    heads of horses could be seen.
    It was Sunday afternoon. The resting horses nibbled the remaining
    wisps of hay, and they stamped their feet and they bit the wood of the
    mangers and rattled the halter chains. The afternoon sun sliced in
    through the cracks of the barn walls and lay in bright lines on the
    hay. There was the buzz of flies in the air, the lazy afternoon
    From outside came the clang of horseshoes on the playing peg and the
    shouts of men, playing, encouraging, jeering. But in the barn it was
    quiet and humming and lazy and warm.
    Only Lennie was in the barn, and Lennie sat in the hay beside a
    packing case under a manger in the end of the barn that had not been
    filled with hay. Lennie sat in the hay and looked at a little dead
    puppy that lay in front of him. Lennie looked at it for a long time,
    and then he put out his huge hand and stroked it, stroked it clear
    from one end to the other.
    And Lennie said softly to the puppy, "Why do you got to get
    killed? You ain't so little as mice. I didn't bounce you hard." He
    bent the pup's head up and looked in its face, and he said to it, "Now
    maybe George ain't gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin's out you
    got killed."

    - 'Rattling of halter chains' associated with Curley's Wife and the trouble she brings.
    - The idea of a 'mountain slope' links to the opening of the novella and the place where Lennie was told to go if he ever got into trouble. Is the reader being reminded of this just before he kills Curley's Wife so needs to go there?
    - 'Between the slats' has connotations of prison. Suggestive of Lennie's future actions?
    - 'Bright lines in the hay' continues the recurring motif of light and dark.
    - Animals on the novel always die.
    - Juxtaposition - 'little dead puppy' and 'huge hand' exaggerates how powerful Lennie is.
    - Lennie doesn't understand the consequences of his actions - he simply thinks he's done 'another bad thing'
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