Essay about Analysis Of ' Of Mice And Men '

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The book “Of Mice and Men” explores the basic relationships of Americans in the 1930’s. George and Lennie, the main characters come to a ranch and interact with the people that live there, including Crooks and Curley’s wife. They end up in a situation where George must shoot Lennie to spare him the repercussions of accidentally killing Curley’s wife. A theme that is present throughout the novella is the American Dream, a goal that is not achievable to Crooks, a black man, and Curley’s wife because of their physical traits. Even though Curley’s wife acted the way she did because she was lonely and didn’t have another woman to talk to, Crooks is a more sympathetic character because in addition to being lonely, Crooks has a disability, which causes the audience to feel sorry for him. Curley’s wife’s demise is in her own hands for being so vain and self-centered. Woman in Curley’s wife’s time were not considered the equal of men, and Steinbeck, the author of this story conveys that belief by not giving Curley’s wife a proper name. Instead, she is referred to as Curley’s “property” or something that belongs to him. In addition to the presence of male dominance in her life, Curley’s wife was also the only woman on the ranch, making her lonely and so desperate for attention that she goes around and flirts with the men. In fact, one of the first descriptions of her situations comes from George before he even meets her. After listening to Candy talk about her he’s able to…

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