Of Mice and Men

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Word Choices: Wooden and Monotonous


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.


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


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


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


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


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