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    Matthew Bullington 8/31/2012 AP English Period 5 Of Mice and Men Thematic Essay Violence in the novel Of Mice and Men is an everyday reality. With all the hard work that comes from working on a ranch, there always seems to be a significant need for masculine boastfulness which allows for fights, threats, and overall meanness. Violence in this novella is physical, mental, and emotional. Characters are so use to suspicion and failure in life that they will treat each other cruelly, willing to

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  • How Does Steinbeck Explore Dreams in of Mice and Men?

    How does Steinbeck explore dreams? Of Mice and Men is set in the 1930’s in America. This was during the Great Depression. During this time, the vast majority of Americans lost almost everything they had up to the point that all they had left was their dreams and Steinbeck truly tries to convey this in the book. The book is mainly comprised of ranch hands and itinerant workers. To be an itinerant worker was to live a lonely life in isolation from the rest of the world. Again, all they have is their

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    Of mice and men The main theme of this book is the loneliness and friendship in 1930's America amongst the lower class people. In my opinion, this book tells us nothing but the reality about 1930's America which was loneliness and friendship. I think that the main theme of this book is trying to tell how important the friendship and how bitter the loneliness was at that time. The book is based on two main characters that are a great example of friendship and based on other characters who absolutely

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  • Of Mice and Men Analysis

    Analysis of Major Characters Lennie Although Lennie is among the principal characters in Of Mice and Men, he is perhaps the least dynamic. He undergoes no significant changes, development, or growth throughout the novel and remains exactly as the reader encounters him in the opening pages. Simply put, he loves to pet soft things, is blindly devoted to George and their vision of the farm, and possesses incredible physical strength. Nearly every scene in which Lennie appears confirms these and only

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    Reading File – Class 5   1.   Summary Retell the story in your own words or attach a good summary from the internet (mentioning your source)..... The book Of Mice and Men is about two poor guys, George and Lennie, who travel together to find work. Lennie is a big, clumsy  man, who doesn’t know his own strength and he is also childlike, simple and easily forgetful. Lennie goes through  life with his fellow George, a smart guy and hard worker who takes care of Lennie. The book starts with  them

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    Explore the way in which Steinbeck presents the relationships between Curley's Wife and other characters in Of Mice and Men In the book Of Mice and Men the author John Steinbeck presents Curley’s Wife dramatically different to his other characters. Throughout the story she remains nameless, only known as Curley's Wife and yet she is constantly mentioned around the ranch. She wanders around gaining many different reactions from she’s purty to married a tart. By presenting us with only one female

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    A major motif of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is the American dream and the drive to attain it. The life of a ranch hand is grim, yet the characters in the novel are still vulnerable to dreams of a better life. The dream of owning land, called the American dream by some, is what motivates George and Lennie in their work on the ranch. It is their friendship that sustains this dream and makes it possible. While the dreams are credible to the reader, in the end all dreams are crushed, and the characters

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    #3: Of Mice and Men The American idea of justice sometimes operates under a layer of mythology. Our “innocent until proven guilty” principle predicates itself on the idea that those accused of a crime will have a fair trial and will be justly judged by their peers. It is an elaborate system established to thwart prejudice and to prevent the public from jumping to conclusions, to protect the innocent and to punish the guilty. In John Steinbeck’s Great Depression-era story Of Mice and Men, justice

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    Steinbeck's novella 'Of Mice and Men' is written during the depression era and is about 2 friends, George and Lennie who venture out to conquer the 'American Dream'. Steinbeck incorporate s many themes such as loneliness, dreams and friendship as well as the characterisation of Lennie, Curley's wife and Crooks to place the reader back into the depression era so that we can feel the differences of the past and present which allows the us to see the world differently.   Steinbeck perceives loneliness

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    Which significant Cultural Issues evolve during the course of the novel? Give Specific Reference to the themes present in the text. "Of mice and men", by John Steinbeck is a classic novella with containing pages filled with awe-inspiring literature, that has brought smiles as well as tears to all of its readers. There are several cultural issues that Steinbeck incorporates into this text, using effective techniques and a very articulate writing style to make this novella one to be remembered

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    Nyhan Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was a book that told the ultimate demonstration of love George had for Lennie. The first instant that George demonstrated that he cared for Lennie was when he asked Lennie to give him the mouse he had pulled out of the river. When Lennie gave George the mouse he began to cry so George said “Aw, Lennie!” “George put his hand on Lennie’s shoulder” (Of Mice and Men). “I ain’t taking it away just for meanness” (Of Mice and Men). “That mouse

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  • How Does Steinbeck Present the Ranch Community in of Mice and Men? Value of Work and Working Men in of Mice and Men for Gcse and Igcse

    How does Steinbeck present the ranch community in Of Mice and Men? Value of Work and Working Men in Of Mice and Men for GCSE and IGCSE Steinbeck presents the ranch community with a startling degree of realism, dramatising a condition created by the Great Depression of migrant labourers, forced into work communities, with no families. This is summarized in the key quotation at the start of the novel where George says ‘guys like us are the loneliest guys in the world.’ It’s a large scale farm with

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  • Of Mice and Men Curley's Wife

    Curley’s wife controlled assessment Steinbeck shows that the character Curley’s wife is not given a name throughout the novella this gives the reader the impression and shows that she is objectified by Curley and the other workers on the ranch when Candy says “wait’ll you see Curley’s wife”. This also may give the reader the impression that the workers on the ranch see Curley’s wife as something special and that you wouldn’t expect Curley to have a wife of that standard. Steinbeck then uses the

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    cf Of Mice and Men The novella “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck teaches a lot about human behavior. We learn that each character’s past experiences, attitude, emotion, and their authority all have a great affect on the way they behave. The whole concept of human behavior is what ties together the themes of this short novel. Some of these themes include the impossibility of achieving the American dream, loneliness vs. companionship, and the predatory nature of human existence

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    Of Mice and Men Set in the 1930’s during the harsh Depression, John Steinbeck’s emotional novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ successfully explores the theme of friendship within a harsh environment. He portrays this through the characteristics and relationship between the protagonists, George and Lennie. The novel centers these characters who are two childhood friends who travel around together looking for work and face many struggles due to Lennie’s disabilities. Steinbeck

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  • Explore the Significance of Curley's Wife in 'of Mice and Men' How Is Curley's Wife Presented in 'of Mice and Men'?

    Explore the Significance of Curley's Wife in 'Of Mice and Men' How is Curley's Wife presented in 'Of Mice and Men'? The novel is a microcosm, a cross section of society reflecting the prejudice. Blacks had no rights in America; they were seen as ‘nobody’s. Women too had very few rights. The itinerant workers ended to be loners. All these people were forced into loneliness and isolation; they each had a dream in hope of a better life often referred to at the time as ‘The American Dream’. Central

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    How does the setting of Of Mice and Men influence the book's thematic development? In answering, consider the connection between the novel's setting and the characters' vocations. Also, how does Steinbeck signal the importance of setting in his choice of place names? Though the novel is more famous for its characters than its setting, Of Mice and Men could not have been set elsewhere than in the rural Salinas valley of California. The problems of the novel are intimately tied to the rhythms

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  • How Is Curley's Wife Presented in of Mice and Men

    Curley’s Wife The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two migrant ranch workers, their struggle to become free and independent men and their dream to work up a stake and live off the land. It is set during the Great Depression on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley; the ranch is owned by the boss whose son Curley is married to the only female character in the novel, Curley’s Wife. She is a tarty and lonely woman who has nothing better to do than flirt

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    The main theme in the novel of mice and men By John Steinbeck is loneliness. In the novel two friends, George and Lennie, travel together to work at a ranch, most men at this time don’t travel together, but Lennie is mentally handicapped and George being a good friend travels and protects him. When they get to the ranch they meet many people who are also lonely. One way the theme of loneliness is shown to the reader is how nobody truly understands why George and Lennie travel together. During

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    “Of Mice and Men” “Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the shocking story of two friends, George and Lennie, who have nothing but each other and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own and no longer have to wander round the country in search of work. The direction in which the story is heading becomes clear as it draws to a close. When George kills Lennie because he believes he must take responsibility for him. “And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the

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    1930’s were a devastating time in which our protagonists lived. Of Mice and Men is a classic book by John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, this tale shows the adventures of two poor men, George and Lennie, who are suffering in the Great Depression. The book goes through a portion of their life through different places and roads. Lennie, I believe, is the most interesting character. Lennie shows his strengths and flaws from Of Mice and Men by having a big heart but bigger hands, helping keep George sane

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    Inspector Calls, Eva Smith dies a horrible death, she drinks a strong disinfectant which gives her a painful death. The fact that she is not actually presented in the play by Priestly gives an impression that people don’t really care about and don’t treat her well. On the other hand Steinbeck gives Curley’s wife a peaceful death in Of Mice and Men. But the fact that she isn’t given her own name shows that she was a possession of Curley, and it also makes us feel that No-one sees her as a person

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    How can the poems in the ‘Moon on the Tides’ anthology be seen to provide a meaningful insight into George and Lennie’s relationship? During the Great Depression of the 1930s when America was plunged into financial crisis, following the Wall Street Crash of October 1929, levels of unemployment and poverty were at a record high. Through this period, life was a struggle and the mentality of society became survival of the fittest, every man for himself. Migrant workers toured the country in search

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  • Analyse and Compare How Lady Macbeth and Curley's Wife Are Presented Shakespeare’s ' Macbeth' and Steinbeck’s ‘of Mice and Men’

    Celton Brito-Lobato Analyse and compare how Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife are presented Shakespeare’s ' Macbeth' and Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ In the Shakespearean play of ‘Macbeth’ we are introduced to the character of Lady Macbeth. Similarly in John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice of Men we also presented with an equally diverse character of Curley's wife. ‘Macbeth’ was written during the early 17th century, and was a play 'fit for a king'. It outlines a couple's ambition to become rulers

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    Of Mice and Men Essay ‘Of Mice and Men’ was written by John Steinbeck in 1937, the same time as the great depression. In ‘Of Mice and Men’, Steinbeck presents Curley’s Wife in a variety of different ways. In the novella Curley’s Wife is seen as a villainess. Curley’s Wife is also seen as someone who craves attention which leads to the novellas tragic ending. Steinbeck could also be showing society’s view of how women should behave. In the 1930s women were one of two roles- a ‘tart’ or a ‘mother’

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  • Mice and Men Dreams

    John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men This scene in Of Mice and Men is made extra tense by the author, John Steinbeck, by a mixture of linguistic devices, description and speech. Curley’s wife is introduced in this scene and it starts by describing her. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck tells a story of dreams, hopes and loneliness. We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous but most of

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  • Explore the Ways Sympathy/Dislike Is Created for Curley's Wife. Gcse Essay

    Assessment – Of Mice and Men Heroes and Villains: Explore the ways Sympathy and/or Dislike of a character is created in Of Mice and Men. Even before plunging into profound depths of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, it is unequivocal that the novel is a microcosm of American life in the 1930s. As a result of the Great Depression, the setting is abundant with hardships which immensely mould the reader’s ambivalent feelings towards the most dominant female character in this book: Curley’s Wife. Steinbeck’s

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  • Compare How the Female Characters Lady Macbeth and Curley's Wife Are Presented in Shakespeares ' Macbeth' and Steinbecks ' of Mice and Men'

    Compare how the female characters are presented in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ One similarity that Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife share, (other than the fact that they both have no names, and are referred to their husband names), is that they both receive the most tragic punishment at the end in consequence of their own actions. On the one hand Lady Macbeth leads herself to her own death when she starts sleepwalking and going ‘mad’. In Act 5 Scene 1, the doctor himself

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  • Curley's Wife

    The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ is set in1930 during the Great Depression, a society where it is believed men are stronger and superior. Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to illustrate difficulties women faced during the time, where there is no respect for women they are powerless, for this reason Curley’s wife does not have her own name which symbolise men oppression because It’s a men’s world, she represent all the women of the time. Steinbeck portrait Curley’s wife as a sexual object and troubled. This

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    Of Mice and Men is one of the most widely assigned modern novels in high schools because of both its form and the issues that it raises. John Steinbeck’s reliance on dialogue, as opposed to contextual description, makes the work accessible to young readers, as does his use of foreshadowing and recurrent images. Equally important is the way in which he intertwines the themes of loneliness and friendship and gives dignity to those characters, especially Lennie and Crooks, who are clearly different

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  • Analyse and Compare How Lady Macbeth and Curley's Wife Are Presented Shakespeare’s ' Macbeth' and Steinbeck’s ‘of Mice and Men’

    night sky.  9. Crimson thread of allegiance is not real 10. Crimson thread of agreement is not real 11. Anzac stands for? Australia and new Zealand army corps 12. What is conscription was compulsory military service for young men, this defense act began 1902. 13. What was prime minister Hughes campaign to introduce inscription 14. Who were opposed to conscription 15. Ww1 ended in which year? November 11, 1918 16. Who was assassinated in ww1? Archduke

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  • Explore Steinbeck’s Portrayal of Curley’s Wife in of Mice and Men

    Explore Steinbeck’s portrayal of Curley’s wife in Of Mice and Men Of mice and men was set in America during the 1930’s when the whole country was going through the great depression so no one had much money and it became hard for men to find jobs and keep them. This is why it is strange at the start of the novel when we are introduced to George and Lennie traveling together to find work. It was hard for men to find jobs alone and even harder for two men to find jobs together. During the great

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    for friendship and hope. John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men uses the setting of the Great Depression of America in 1929 to convey the importance of dreams to keep oneself from falling into despair. The novel embodies the notion of friendships and emphasizes the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships as a barrier to the oppressive and hostile world. To do this, Steinbeck utilizes a range of symbolic characters and explores the flawed nature of the American dream. By reinstating

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  • Analyse the Presentation of Curley's Wife

    Explore how Steinbeck presents Curley’s Wife in novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ 1930’s America was the time of the Great Depression; there was lack of jobs and the lives of many families were destroyed as a result of severe poverty. Men would travel the roads searching for any work which could provide them with the means to live. These men were migrant workers and in Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two such men on a ranch. Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch and the fact that she has no

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  • Curley's Wife Essay

    ‘Curley’s Wife is stupid and dangerous. Discuss’ In the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck, the character of Curley’s Wife shows an array of different personal qualities, emotions, needs, and desires- all of which lead her to her inevitable demise. These include stupidity and danger, but also innocence and mentality. Steinbeck portrays her as an attractive, attention-seeking young woman who grew up too fast; she gave up on her dreams to become a neglected housewife who endures sexism on

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  • Explore the Ways in Which Steinbeck Presents Curley’s Wife as a Minor Character Within the Novel of Mice and Men.

    Curley’s wife is a minor character in the novel, ‘Of Mice and Men’ (OMAM), the author, John Steinbeck uses a variety of techniques to present her as such. Steinbeck does this to make the reader form different opinions of the character, which gradually change as the story continues. One of the techniques Steinbeck uses is structure, even prior to meeting Curley’s wife the reader is forced to form a negative opinion of her character. This is important structurally as it gives a sense of foreshadowing

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    ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel about two men and their struggle to reach their dreams of owning their own ranch. George Milton and Lennie Small are best friends, and in despite of their differences they still manage to work together, travel together and tackle anything that gets in their way. Steinbeck uses nearly all of the characters in this novel to stress the importance of having a friend. The novel ironically starts off in Soledad, which means ‘Solitude’ but when translated into English it means

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    Characters in of mice and men ❖ Lennie - A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. Due to his mild mental disability, Lennie completely depends upon George, his friend and traveling companion, for guidance and protection. ❖ George - A small, wiry, quick-witted man who travels with, and cares for, Lennie. Although he frequently speaks of how much better his life would be without his caretaking responsibilities, George is obviously devoted to Lennie. George’s behavior is motivated by

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  • Lady Macbeth and Curley's Wife

    business into my dispatch 8. Out damned spot! William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ written in the 17th and 20th century, separated by hundreds of years of development and change within the world, both reflect the ideologies, treatment and representations of women in their respective eras. The principal feminine representatives are Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife who throughout both texts demonstrate similarities and differences in their portrayal of their relationships

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    a) How does Steinbeck present Curley’s wife in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’? Use details from the text to support your answer. Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife’s life on the ranch as being a miserable one, and a life she didn’t expect to lead with her aspirations of being a movie star. She evidently isn’t ready for life on the ranch, as Steinbeck describes her as a “girl”, suggesting that she’s young, immature, and possibly quite quick-tempered and impetuous as she “flared up”. This suggests that

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    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Exam style practice questions for AQA GCSE English Literature Teaching notes The following questions are designed to meet the assessment objectives for Of Mice and Men for GCSE English Literature Unit 1, Section B: Exploring cultures. Where we have created practice questions, they follow a similar structure and wording to the questions that have been set for examination. Questions are provided for each section of the text, according to the passage focused

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  • How Is the Theme of Broken Dreams and Hopelessness Presented in of Mice and Men and Death of a Salesman?

    How is the theme of Broken Dreams And Hopelessness presented In Of Mice And Men and Death Of A Salesman? By: Sara The themes of broken dreams and hopelessness are explored in the novel Of Mice and Men published in 1934 by Steinbeck, and also in the play Death of The Salesman written in 1949 by Miller. The desire to achieve the American dream which is to own land and be self-sufficient by being one's own boss is made evident in both texts as the protagonists Willy, George and Lennie aim to elevate

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    anything that he knows is wrong, his first thought is of George’s disapproval. He doesn’t defend himself from Curley because of George’s stern instruction for him to stay out of trouble, and when he mistakenly kills his puppy and then Curley’s wife, his only thought is how to quell George’s anger. He has a childlike faith that George will always be there for him, a faith that seems justified, given their long history together. George, on the other hand, thinks of Lennie as a constant source of frustration

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  • Significance of the Ending in 'of Mice and Men'.

    of events and these themes (chronology) prior to the ending in order to evaluate how effective it really is. What is the main message of the novel? The ending highlights many of the themes in the novel… themes that Steinbeck wished the reader to consider and that are evident throughout the text. You should comment on the development of events and these themes (chronology) prior to the ending in order to evaluate how effective it really is. What is the main message of the novel? In your conclusion

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    Mice and Men controlled assement Steinbeck employs the stratergies such as light and shade, lack of a name and discrimination this is to show that the characters of curlys wife and crooks as an outsider.This creates many paralles between Crook and Curlys wife and also this shows them as vulnerable as they are weak in their own ways and they can not defend themselves. Steinbeck uses the technique of light and shade to portray Curlys wife as an obsticals and a source of lost hope from Curlys

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    In Of Mice of Men by John Steinbeck it shows how ranch workers had a hard life and a bad future the workers were looking for independence. Dreams keep the migrant workers going, these dreams give the workers energy to work harder in the belief that one day their dream will come true. Dreams was a common theme in old days in mice and men it demonstrated by George and Lennie, Curley’s wife, and Candy. One of the example that George and Lennie has was the American Dream it was

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  • Curley's Wife

    Curley’s Wife Impressions of Curleys Wife John Steinbeck sees Curleys wife a 'nice girl' and not a 'floozy' however in the novel 'Of Mice and Men', Steinbeck introduces the character of Curley's wife; she could be interpreted as a mis-fitting character in the novel. In the novel Curley's wife is probably the most loathed on the ranch, the way she looks and acts lead others on the ranch to see her as a 'tart'. Additionally Curley might be the reason of Curley's wife behavior; Curley's wife

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    ‘Of Mice and Men’ is written by John Steinbeck, published in 1937. The novel is set in the 1930s during the great depression in California. The two protagonist characters, George and Lennie are farm workers who have a dream of one-day owning their own ranch. They find work in a ranch near Soledad, after escaping from Weed because of George’s incident. They are met by different characters on the farm that all have a dream. To be lonely means to lack friends or companionship and to feel isolated. Most

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  • Of Mice and Men Essay

    07/10/12 Karla Roman Ms karigian “of mice and men” book summary The novel opens with two men, George Milton and Lennie Small, walking to a nearby ranch where harvesting jobs are available. George, the smaller man, leads the way and makes the decisions for Lennie, a mentally handicapped giant. They stop at a stream for the evening, deciding to go to the ranch in the morning. Lennie, who loves to pet anything soft, has a dead mouse in his pocket. George takes the mouse away from Lennie

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    Loneliness in Of Mice And Men In the novel “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck illustrates loneliness in numerous ways. Steinbeck creates a lonely and blue atmosphere at nearly every stage of the novel. This is shown in everything from the setting of ranch to the way the characters are portrayed. In my opinion the four characters that exude the most identifiable sadness are Lennie, Curley’s wife, Crook’s and Candy. This is depicted in different ways for each character, each given a different

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