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  • Of Mice and Men
    For an example of how Steinbeck foreshadows Lennie's death, take a look at chapter 6. In the first paragraph, for example, Steinbeck describes a heron killing a snake that it plucks from the water....

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    To answer this question, take a look at the conversation between George and Slim in Chapter Three. To Slim, George describes Lennie as being "dumb as hell" but notes that he "ain't crazy" nor is he...

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    Crooks is rather an isolated character in Of Mice and Men, and his isolation serves to highlight the issue of discrimination. His race sets him apart from the other characters on the ranch, who...

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    Throughout the novella, several characters have dreams that occupy their minds away from the harsh realities of life. George and Lennie are migrant workers who travel throughout America in search...

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    They were run out of town. Lennie likes to touch soft things; he likes the way they feel in his hand. That's why he is constantly stroking rabbits and mice. His dream is to one day look after the...

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    Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 during the Great Depression, and it's this period of American history that provides the background against which the novel is set. One of the most serious...

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    Salinas is located in central California in Monterey County, in the southern part of the Bay Area, in the central part of the state. It is described as a rural, farming area, with a demand for...

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    It's possible to say that George isn't justified in killing Lennie simply because it is wrong to take someone else's life. We should also bear in mind that George is supposed to be Lennie's friend,...

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    Steinbeck uses two animal symbols to convey his theme of innocence lost in the novel Of Mice and Men: the rabbit and the mouse. Rabbits play an important role in this novel. They symbolize freedom...

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    Curley's wife has quite a sordid reputation. She's regarded by other characters in the story as being what used to be called a woman of low morals. They call her all kinds of unpleasant names such...

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    Direct characterization is a literary device. A literary device is a format or structure used by authors to add more meaning, description, or uniqueness to the typical words that are used in...

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    While the majority of George's actions could be considered altruistic, he does display some negative, selfish actions throughout the novella while dealing with Lennie. George continually expresses...

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    George is a relatively compassionate, understanding friend who protects and guides Lennie as they travel throughout the country looking for work. Even though George comes across as insensitive and...

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    Mice have a number of symbolic interpretations in Of Mice and Men. First of all, let us look at the title of the novel. The title is an allusion to Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse," in which a mouse...

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    When Curley first meets Lennie and George, he begins questioning the two men and George answers for Lennie, knowing that Lennie is unintelligent and might say something inaccurate or inappropriate....

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    Slim is lonely in the sense that he is completely different from those around him. He is the voice of reason and restraint amid all the turmoil and conflict on the ranch. People automatically look...

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    Curley bursts into the bunkhouse looking for his wife. He can't find her and that makes him even angrier than he already is. He know what she's like; he knows her reputation, and he's very insecure...

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    After the body of Curley's wife is found, Slim suggests that Curley should stay with her. Curley, on the other hand, decides against it and says that he will go and find Lennie so that he can...

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    Lennie is one of the main characters in John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. He is mentally challenged, and George has promised his aunt that he will stick by Lennie and take care of him....

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    In chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men, Lennie carries a dead mouse in his pocket. When questioned by George, Lennie claims that he found the mouse (already dead) at the side of the road. He also says...

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    This is a great question. George is an unusual character in Steinbeck's novel in that he has a measure of humanity when it comes to Lennie and is the only one truly devoted to him. He has been with...

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    In Of Mice and Men, there are a lot of quotations that show Curley's wife is unhappy with her life. In chapter 4, for example, she reflects on the life she could have had: An' a guy tol' me he...

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    Crooks is discriminated against because he is a black man. In the 1930s, African Americans and Chinese immigrants had few rights in California, the setting of Of Mice and Men. It is interesting...

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    Lennie's character does not progress throughout the story. Lennie is a static character, which is a character that does not change throughout a story. At the beginning of the novella, Lennie is...

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    It's not entirely clear why Lennie would be described as "kind." He certainly has a gentle, child-like quality to him. But that's because he appears to have the mental age of a child, whereas...

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    At the beginning of chapter 4, Lennie enters Crooks's room, which initially upsets and frustrates Crooks. Crooks tells Lennie, "You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got...

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    In chapter 4, the majority of the workers head into town, and Lennie stays behind to play with his dog. Lennie then notices a light coming from Crooks's room and enters without being invited....

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    According to Aristotle, A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself;. . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to...

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    In Of Mice and Men, Slim is introduced to the reader in chapter 2. In terms of his physical appearance, Slim is tall, with long, black hair that is brushed straight back. In terms of his age, it is...

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    In chapter 2, Candy is an old swamper missing a hand, which he lost during a farm accident. He is a relatively kind old man and immediately befriends George and Lennie when he initially meets them....

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    Steinbeck's novel critiques the cruelties of capitalism during the Great Depression. Loneliness is conveyed through the way George and Lennie, like the other farm workers, wander from place to...

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    In Of Mice and Men, the rabbits are a feature of George and Lennie's dream to own their own ranch and live off the land. As such, the rabbits represent economic freedom and their hope for a better...

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    Slim is the leader and he is said to move "with a majesty." The men come to Slim for advice. His words ring with authority, and they are obeyed. "His authority was so great that his word was taken...

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    John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men follows George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant field workers who are traveling through California with the ambition to one day settle down on their own...

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    Speaking is not the mere pronunciation of words. It entails meaning, prosody, cadence, timbre, and much more. Choice of words comes from the cognitive and intellectual acumen of each individual....

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    On page 12 of the Viking Penguin Digitial Edition of the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck gives a description of Curley. Curley is described as a thin young man with a brown face. Curley also has...

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    The relationship between George and Lennie begins when they are both young and Lennie's aunt, Clara, dies. George promises her he will take care of Lennie, a man who is cognitively delayed. By...

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    Lennie Small is one of the main characters in John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. He travels as a migrant farmworker with his friend and caretaker George Milton. Lennie is mentally challenged...

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    Lennie is forgetful throughout the novella, and George is continually reminding him of recent events. In the first chapter, Lennie demonstrates his forgetful nature by not remembering that he and...

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    There are a number of things that keep the two men together. First, they seem to have a deep affection for one another. Even though they sometimes squabble, it is obvious that they care about each...

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    Friendship and commitment are at the heart of this story and are shown most clearly through the relationship between Lennie and George. Through these two characters, Steinbeck presents his central...

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    As far as friendship is concerned, Lennie and George's relationship is contrasted with that of other ranch hands. Their friendship is a rarity within this context and makes the two men different....

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    In chapter one, George makes it clear in which ways they are different from other men. He and Lennie have just had a verbal altercation but have made up. George starts talking about their...

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    One is made aware from the outset not only of the contrast in size between George and Lennie but also of their obvious difference in intellectual capacity. Both these disparities are responsible...

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    Curley's wife is lonely because there are no other women around to whom she can relate, and the ranch hands avoid any entanglement with her because she is the wife of the boss's son. She also...

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    George and Lennie share the dream of owning a farm one day. They both dislike the constant traveling that comes with being a ranch worker. Ideally, if they could raise enough money, they would buy...

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    In Chapter Two, Steinbeck introduces the main characters who work and live on the ranch. Not only are characters introduced but also three of the important conflicts which threaten both George's...

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    It is established early on in John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men that Lennie has a fixation with petting soft things. Throughout the novel he incessantly refers to the rabbits he will "tend"...

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    At the beginning of the novella, George yells at Lennie for carrying a dead mouse in his pocket. When George asks Lennie why he wants to carry around a dead mouse, Lennie tells him that he simply...

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    In Of Mice and Men, the image of silence plays a vital role in communicating the difficulty with emotional commitment during the time period. The characters in Of Mice and Men struggle with...

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