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Of Mice and Men

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Word Choices: Wooden and Monotonous

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George shook himself. He said woodenly, "If I was alone I could live so easy." His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis. "I could get a job an' not have no mess."

What is the effect of words like woodenly and monotonous in the above excerpt?

Select ALL that apply.

A

These word choices indicate that George is trying to convince himself to go forward with his plan to shoot Lennie.

B

These word choices show that George no longer cares about Lennie.

C

These word choices show that George is not the type of person to become emotional over such decisions.

D

These word choices insinuate George is resigned to doing what he feels he needs to do.

E

These word choices reveal that George looks like a hunter in the wilderness.