Of Mice and Men

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'nasal,brittle'
the adjectives suggests to the reader that her voice is shallow and hints at her fragile nature
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'boys.....playfully'
the adverb and noun suggests to the reader that she is deliberately flirting with the men
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'looking'
the double entendre suggests that the provocative attitude: could mean that she is looking for Curley, or that she wants the men to look at her
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'she stood still in the doorway, smiling a little at them'
the way she behaves towards the men are being flirtatious and wants attention
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'her lips were slightly parted'
she is behaving in a seductive manner
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'she breathed strongly, as though she had been running'
she is panting or she can be afraid of her husband (Curley)
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'heavily made up'
suggesting to the reader that she is there to impress the boys in the ranch, however the reader also views that wearing 'heavily' make up could suggests that she is covering her true identity or she has been abused by her violent husband and she is c
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'Curley says he's keeping' that hand soft for his wife'
as the reader inspects, the reader assumes that they are consummating their marriage, however with a closer inspection the reader also assumes that he is aggressive towards his wife
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'lonely'
the adjective implies to the reader that her relationship with Curley is distance with each other, which leads her to cause tension in the ranch, which also creates sympathy for the reader
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'she wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with the red ostrich feathers'
this alludes her appearance is seductive and showy, which cause tension in the ranch.
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'red'
the adjective symbolizes of danger and passion
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'little sausage hairs'
creates an image to the reader of the toy doll's hair
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'you didn't put nothing over on me about gettin' it caught on no machine'
this alludes to the fact that proving herself to Lennie suggests to the reader that the horrific names that had been said to her is misunderstood as she is the only female character in the ranch
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' I get awful lonely'
to indicates to the reader that she struggles to talk to someone, which the reader can infer that her relationship with Curley is distant
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(at the end of the extract) 'she consoled him'
suggesting to the reader that she has a close relationship with Lennie, as she is behaving and speaking generously, caring and kind towards him
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'the dead girl'
creating the death scene young and innocent, however with no name, which makes the reader question of why Curley's wife is not named
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'think i don't like to talk to somebody ever once in a while?'
suggesting that she is being marginalized, lonely and the phrase 'ever once in a while' alludes to the reader that she is isolated from everyone else as the reader sees that she is the only girl in the ranch
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' the puppy lay close to her'
this empathises to the reader that the atmosphere is mournful and both puppy and Curley's wife , alludes to the reader that they are innocent
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'the sun-streaks were high on the wall by now, and the light was growing soft in the barn'
this suggests that the sunset is approaching, which could be a metaphor of Curley's wife's life
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' I don't like Curley'
instead of love, which means happiness, romantic, she says like which it is in italics as it adds empathesis as it alludes to the reader that she is distance with Curley
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' i coulda made something of myself'
this connotes to the reader that this was her American dream of being a famous actor in Hollywood and now it is all gone
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Card 2

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the adverb and noun suggests to the reader that she is deliberately flirting with the men

Back

'boys.....playfully'

Card 3

Front

the double entendre suggests that the provocative attitude: could mean that she is looking for Curley, or that she wants the men to look at her

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

the way she behaves towards the men are being flirtatious and wants attention

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

she is behaving in a seductive manner

Back

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