- Set after the Wall Street Crash, economic depression sets in.
- Farmers Flocked to California as there was more work there.
- No established class system yet.
- Everyone wants the American Dream.
- Slavery was abolished by the 1930's but racism was still apparent.
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Plot And Structure
- George complains about the bus driver making them walk.
- George warns Lennie to stay away from Curly's wife.
- Carlson shoots Candy's dog.
- Lennie and Curly fight.
- Slim tells Curly to say his hand was crushed in a machine.
- Curly's wife screams for help because Lennie is clutching her hair.
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- Lennie- Childish, Love of Animals, lost, Innocent, Forgetful, Gullable, Reliant,Simple,'Gentle By Mind, Heavy By Hand'.
- George- Fatherly Figure, Responsible, Noble, Responsible, Resourceful, Kind- hearted, Serious, Lonely, Understanding, Impatient.
- The Boss- fair, Nice Fella, Short Tenpered, Suspicious, Authorative Figure.
- Crooks- Lonely, neat and Clean, Wise, Proud man,Unwelcoming,Prisoner.
- Slim- Mysterious, Wise, Understanding, Popular, Authorative Figure, Storng, trustworthy, Welcoming, Skilled.
- Curly- Agressive, Self Concious, Jumps To Conclusions, Abusive, Authorative, Nervous, Confrontational, Jealous.
- Curly's Wife- Out Of Place, Self Concious, Flirty, Lacks Confidence, Childlike,negative, Regretful.
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- Main setting is the ranch and the bunk house.
- Steibeck uses a lot of adverbs to qualify the way a character speaks or acts e.g. 'Crooks was a proud aloof man'
- Every section begins with a descriptive scene.
- Steinbeck uses a lot of slang language and spells words to refelct the time the book was written (1930's)
- Written in thr 3rd person but within Lennie's viewpoint
- Steinbeck uses light as a symbol e.g. 'when Curly's wife blocked out the light' it is a bad sign.
- Lennie's hands are described as paws showing us he is animal like in his innocence but strength.
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- The Working man
- Shattered Dreans
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