Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men is the tale of two friends who experiance hardships at a new ranch.

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    • Lennie sees George as a father figure
      • Shows complete trust in him
      • George protects Lennie
        • George is responsible for Lennie's actions
          • This is only because George promised Lennie's aunt to look after him.
      • Lennie has a child-like mind
    • Lennie is often portrayed as an animal
      • At the beginning he is described physically as a   bear
        • Shows his physical strength and powerful and intimidating nature
          • e.g. when Curly picks on him
            • e.g.  when Lennie crushes Curly's hand
          • Picks smaller animals because he sees himself as small
            • Thinks this because people make him feel inferior.
              • e.g. when Curly picks on him
                • e.g.  when Lennie crushes Curly's hand
      • This is because he doesn't realise the consequences of his actions
      • Also portrayed as a dog to show loyalty and dependance on George
        • Also means that Lennie has the mental capability to rebel
          • Lennie makes George feel guilty when George gets angry with him or doesn't recieve enough attention from him.
      • Often talks about going into the wild.
        • Lennie makes George feel guilty when George gets angry with him or doesn't recieve enough attention from him.
    • George needs Lennie to help get jobs
      • George takes his pay to help contribute to his 'dream' whilst Lennie's dream is to take care of the rabbits
      • George also loses his job because of Lennie
      • This is related to the lives of men who travelled from ranch to ranch in search of work during the 1930's and reflects how lonely the life is.
        • This also shows how George and Lennie try to keep a perfect friendship in a world that doesn't allow them to, and even this is taken away from them.
          • They have something that no one else on the ranch has - friendship.
            • Or more like a family, as George and Lennie fall out, but make up soon after.
    • Lennie is more comfortable around animals
      • This could be because he feels as though they are in the same situation as him
        • Makes him feel more mentally supirior and to  have that control (he always picks smaller animals i.e. mice and puppies)
          • Picks smaller animals because he sees himself as small
            • Thinks this because people make him feel inferior.
        • Lennie is often portrayed as an animal
          • At the beginning he is described physically as a   bear
            • Shows his physical strength and powerful and intimidating nature
            • This is because he doesn't realise the consequences of his actions
            • Also portrayed as a dog to show loyalty and dependance on George
              • Also means that Lennie has the mental capability to rebel
              • Often talks about going into the wild.
            • John Steinbeck
              • Steinbeck uses nature to reflect the events that take place in the novella.
                • This shows the death of Lennie and Curely's wife are ineviitable.

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          shanij

          A little confusing however you have included all of the key points in the novel which is great!

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