What is the meaning of the following phrase an live off the Fatta the lan how do they intend to accomplish this?
Who said get up on your feet I’ll show you who’s yella?
They want to own their own ranch, or stake, and live off “the fat of the land.” This means to be able to provide for themselves. Lennie wants to tend the rabbits. What did George tell Lennie to do if he got in trouble? that he and Curly are going to end up fighting each other.
Before they meet with the boss, George tells Lennie to keep quiet and let him do the talking. If Lennie opens his mouth, the boss is liable to think he’s not all there and so won’t hire him—or George, for that matter.
Chapter 1 – pg 16-17 (George speaking) “O.K. Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and—” (Lennie speaking) “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” Lennie shouted.
Is an live off the Fatta the lan a metaphor?
Explain what George means when he talks about “Living off the fatta lan” It means they will grow their own crops and take care of the land themselves.