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Of Mice and Men

Social and historical context
During the early 1900's in southern America African Americans fought for
their individual rights as the Jim Crow laws still existed.
The `American dream' allowed everyone affected by the economic
depression, to have their own…

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Lennie ­ large in size and is described to have animalistic features.
`Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water'. Lennie is a peculiar character
however in the 1992 movie of `of mice and men' the portrayal of his
character is easier to…

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while as Lennie shared his American dream and enthusiastically told
crooks how they're going to "live off the fatta the lan'".

Curley's wife ­ Curley's wife is described to be a pretty girl with a
heavily made up face, however when she dies…

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with visions that may not come true. Dreams don't escape the general
unhappy futility that seems to characterize this era of American history.


Isolation - Of Mice and Men thrives on the notion that everyone is
isolated, and everyone seems to get along…

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Most of the people in Crythin Gifford are extremely reluctant to reveal
information about Mrs. Drablow and the mysterious Woman in Black.
Kipps learns that Mrs. Drablow's sister, Jennet Humfrye, gave birth to a
child, but because she wasn't married when she became…

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offers to look after Arthur after his stay at Eel Marsh House, also offering
his own dog as company for Arthur when he decides to go back there.
Also worrying about his new friend, he himself arrives at Eel marsh house
to discover…

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see Mr Jerome's inability to speak, later described as having a `sickly
greyish pallor' when discussing the spotting of the woman. The fear that
silences Mr Jerome also keeps Mr Keckwick silent about his role in the
affairs that led to the death…

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