English of mice and men

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  • Key Quotes in "Of Mice And Men"
    • "He Ain't know good to you, why don't you shoot him"
      • Symbolism
        • Very similar descriptions between Candy and the dog showing he is just as useless and old like it
          • Links to the theme of people who were useless should be killed. Society was split between high and low heirachy and treated far differantly
      • Foreshadowing
        • The end of the novel when Lennie is shoot by George because he thinks thats best for him
      • Pronouns
        • The references to Candy are all through "you" or "he" showing he isn't as important to be called by his name
          • Links to the theme of people who were useless should be killed. Society was split between high and low heirachy and treated far differantly
    • "He walked over with his heavy legged stride and looked down at the dog"
      • Nature/Animals
        • The link to animals is shown. Been a lot of quotes about them
          • Shows animals are treated badly. Symbolism some groups of people that are also treated this way. Almost like animals
            • Part of one of the groups that are considered as unimportant
      • Adjectives
        • Heavy legged shows the characters age and applies that he is slow
          • Age is a theme in the novel
            • Part of one of the groups that are considered as unimportant
      • Prepostion
        • Down at the dog suggest the unimportance of it.
          • Shows animals are treated badly. Symbolism some groups of people that are also treated this way. Almost like animals
      • "Scratched his white stubble whiskers nervously"
        • Alliteration
          • Sibilance
            • Nervous and scared sounding
              • The character is not strong, can easily feel lower down and his  opinion doesnt matter
          • "W" sound creating a tense uncertain atmosphere
            • The character is not strong, can easily feel lower down and his  opinion doesnt matter
        • Animal-like features
          • Nature/Animals
            • The link to animals is shown. Been a lot of quotes about them
          • Adverb
            • "Nervously" shows a lack of confidence, not a strong character and therefore unimportant
          • Verb
            • "Scratched" a violent verb. an action you do when uncomfortable as you cant sit still
              • Got a lot on his mind. Has dreams
                • MESSAGE: People who have dreams are unhappy because will never reach them

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