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by John Steinbeck

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How does Steinbeck present power in Of Mice and Men?  

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Two kinds of power prevail in Steinbeck's book - material/financial power and physical power. These forms have their counterparts in the powerlessness of poverty and physical disability. 

Many of the characters in the story are directly aligned with one of these categorical descriptions. Slim presents an example of how physical prowess translates into esteem within the community of the ranch. He is very capable as a skinner and this physical ability makes him the most respected member of the...

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