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Of Mice and Men

"To a mouse" by Robert Burns is referenced in the title of the book, in the
poem Burns writes:
`The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley'
This means that even the best plans often go wrong, and this can be seen as
a…

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Words to describe Crooks:

Racism
Broken
Outcast
Black
Nervous
Pain
Bitter
Resentful
Wants a house
Wants to be accepted
Wants friends.

Words to describe Curley's wife:

Red
Outcast
Lonely
Provocative
Only woman
Surrounded by men
Wants to be famous
Sexism
Vulnerable
Wants to be an actress.

Crooks (pages 66-67):

Lives…

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Page 5: Lennie copies George exactly, showing that he is child-like and doesn't think
for himself. Informal American dialect is used to reflect their characters, surroundings
and their situation.
Page 7: Lennie kills a mouse, the first encounter with death in the book.
Foreshadowing Lennies strength and later events in…

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