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  • Of Mice and Men
    Lennie is described like an animal. His arms hang at his sides "the way a bear drags his paws." When he gets to the pool, he drinks like a horse. Lennie is large and simple-minded. He is like an...

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    Being the boss's son, Curley does have power. He can essentially do whatever he wants without the fear of being fired. However, this power is indirect. It is actually his father's power. But Curley...

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    Lennie kills the puppy innocently. He doesn't know his own strength. In his attempt to just play with the puppy, he kills it accidentally. The puppy is an innocent victim. Lennie doesn't have a...

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    Curley's wife is innocent because she is a victim and not a predator. She is lonely, she's more good looks than she is trouble, and she's harmless. First of all, Curley doesn't treat his wife with...

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    The first page of the novel describes the peaceful area, south of Soledad (California), where the Salinas River forms a small pool. The scene is as tranquil as can be until George and Lennie make...

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    Because Crooks is black, he is segregated from the other men. He is not allowed to live in the bunk house but instead lives alone in a lean-to shed by the barn, almost as if he is a farm animal,...

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    Most of the novel, or novella, is told through description and dialogue. There is hardly any prose exposition. This is because John Steinbeck fully intended to convert the book into a stage play to...

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    Parallelism in literature is the use of similar sentence or word structures to compare two things, ideas, or people. At the very beginning of Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the following two...

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    Both John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men and Arthur Miller's play The Death of a Salesman feature strong, cynical representations of the American Dream. More specifically, many scholars'...

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    Slim plays two important roles in Steinbeck's novella. First, he acts as a sounding board for George as he describes his life with Lennie in chapter three. Second, he is the arbiter of the...

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    In Of Mice and Men, George is not legally justified in killing Lennie because his act would be perceived by officials of the law as murder. Though George feels that he executes a mercy killing,...

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    Slim is the one character in Of Mice and Men who seems to have it all. He is a good listener, an excellent thinker and a great problem solver. His energy is above the negative and miserable essence...

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    Steinbeck presents the brutality of ranch life in several ways: We witness at the beginning of the novella how George maneuvers the timing of their arrival at the ranch so that he and Lenny can...

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    Candy mostly expresses his feelings to George. When he first meets George and Lennie, he tells them all about each of the characters on the ranch and his feelings about the various workers. He...

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    The old dog and Candy himself are symbolic of what happens when someone outlives his usefulness. The dog has lived a long life as Candy's companion but no longer serves any purpose. He smells bad,...

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    Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a universally celebrated story because of its deep ties to the human experience. The relationship between George and Lennie is brotherhood, is human connection, at...

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    John Steinbeck did not need to depict displays of ostentatious wealth to contrast with abject poverty in which his protagonists in Of Mice and Men existed. Simple descriptions of setting sufficed...

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    I would say that Curley's wife's death is inevitable in Of Mice and Men. The way Steinbeck constructs the narratives of Lennie and Curley's wife establishes what takes place in the barn. Lennie had...

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    In this novel, the workers themselves lead lonely lives. Although most of the story shows the majority of the men working and living together, these itinerant ranch workers often changed jobs...

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    Slim is reminding Carlson that he is going to have to bury the old dog after he shoots it. Steinbeck has Slim say this to Carlson to show that Slim is an authority figure among the workmen....

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    Making this comparison, we might take into account the power of the spoken word to represent mental capacity. Also, we have three works to consider here as Of Mice and Men has been made into a...

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    In "Of Mice and Men," hands take on a symbolic quality, and often reflect the characteristics of the those to whom they are attached. For example, Curley is described as keeping one of his hands in...

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    Lennie is mentally challenged. He is a child in a man's body. He loves soft, cuddly things but with his brute strength, he tends to accidentally injure or crush things. He kills mice, puppies, and...

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    In chapter four Crooks opens up to Lennie, telling him about his childhood and his intense loneliness on the ranch where he is segregated and often the victim of racism. He feels comfortable with...

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    In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, the character of Lennie suffers from a handicap. He is a very young child in a very large and powerful man’s body. He is attracted to anything that is...

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    Curley is the boss's son and is certainly more powerful than the other men on the ranch. He is also a bully and uses his power to intimidate. He is a former boxer and makes sure all the men know...

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    In Chapter 2, when Slim first appears, the narrator describes him as someone who has earned the reputation of a respectable, authoritative person: There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so...

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    Lennie becomes excited about petting or possessing soft animals, especially rabbits. At the beginning of chapter one, he is carrying a dead mouse just so he could pet it while they walked....

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    The quest to fulfill dreams is an important theme in Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck develops the importance of dreams through the characters of George, Lennie and Candy. George dreams of having his own...

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    Although the men refer to Crooks with a derogatory term which was widely used at that time, Steinbeck treats the character sympathetically. When he is first described in chapter two, Candy, the old...

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    George kills Lennie right before Lennie is about to be caught by a mob of incredibly angry, and incredibly violent, men. Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, has accidentally killed Curley's wife....

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    The two main characters in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, are George Milton and Lennie Small. It's a common assumption by readers that George and Lennie are cousins, but they are, in fact, not...

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    The title is a quotation from Thomas Gray’s poem “To a Mouse,” whose theme is that both men and animals (even those as diminutive as a field mouse) may make plans for the future, so that...

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    George's actions after shooting Lennie reflect a sense of guilt. George experiences a great deal of guilt after shooting Lennie. His actions show remorse for what he has done. When looking at the...

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    Steinbeck refers to horses, puppies, and rabbits in chapter five of his novella Of Mice and Men. The references to the dead puppy and the rabbits Lennie wants to "tend" symbolize his obsession with...

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    Crooks is introduced in chapter two of the book. Candy says he's a black man (the N word is used throughout) who works in the stable: “Yeah. Nice fella too. Got a crooked back where a horse...

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    Steinbeck uses the way that George and Lennie speak to one another to show a deep friendship between the two men. Throughout the novella, the way in which George and Lennie speak to each other...

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    Steinbeck illuminates a culture of cruelty and violence that is a part of American life in Of Mice and Men. Different characters represent a culture of cruelty that leads to violence. Steinbeck...

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    In chapter 2, George and Lennie arrive at the bunkhouse of their new ranch job. Curley, the owner's son comes in and throws his weight around. He's a small man and fighter, but it seems unfair that...

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    The enotes link below provides a comprehensive discussion of the important themes Steinbeck touches on, including loneliness, the importance of friendship, and the American Dream. Because I cannot...

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    Before she married Curley, his wife dreamed of becoming an actress. In Chapter 5, Curley's lonely wife finds Lennie in one of the stalls, stroking his puppy that has died, probably because he has...

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    In the third chapter of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, George and Slim come into the bunkhouse at the end of the first day's work and start to chat. Slim compliments Lennie for being a good, strong...

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    Slim is an important man on the ranch. He is a "skinner," meaning he drives the teams of horses and mules during harvest time. More than that, he is the de facto leader of the men. He is definitely...

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    Crooks is a black man on a ranch full of white workers in the 1930s. Because he is the victim of both racism and segregation, he reacts negatively when Lennie wants to come into his room in the...

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    Almost all of the characters deal with loneliness and isolation to some degree in Steinbeck's novella. The two characters who could be considered the loneliest, however, are Crooks and Curley's...

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    George looks out for Lennie, while Lennie provides companionship for George. Although George and Lennie are not related, they each get something out of the relationship. George looks out for...

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    The characters in Of Mice and Men can be seen as narrative archetypes, or characters that represent broader symbolic "types" of people. When viewed through this lens, George would symbolize the...

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    George promised Lennie's Aunt Clara that he would take care of Lennie after she died. Lennie's mind is like that of a child's so he couldn't take care of himself if it weren't for someone looking...

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    George shows his loyalty to Lennie by sticking with him, coaching him as to what to say in job interviews, planning for both of them, and taking care of him in small ways such as making dinner when...

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    The American Dream has long been that of each individual owning his own home, with space enough to provide for himself and his family. Ownership, rather than renting, is seen as the due of every...

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