Analysis Of The Book ' Of Mice And Men ' Essay

1949 Words May 6th, 2015 8 Pages
Joseph B. Wirtglin, a famous American businessman, once said that, “Pride and vanity, the opposites of humility, can destroy our spiritual health as surely as a debilitating disease can destroy our physical health (Bassett, Doug 170).” A negative/unhealthy emotions/thoughts are as destructible as diseases that destroy people 's mental health and physical health. For men, it 's usually pride and vanity that affect them.
In the book, Of Mice and Men, Curley, the anti-protagonist suffers from a mental disorder called napoleon complex, “Well . . . . tell you what. Curley’s like alot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little guys like that ain’t you? Always scrappy (Steinbeck 26)?” Curley’s thoughts and actions are directed by the conflict between pride and inferiority of his physical appearance. Thus he hates/jealous at the same time to the people with bigger body size, because their body stature is something he wants but never can have. Napoleon Complex is just one example how physical appearance of males affect their conducts. However, there are some mental disorders that affect all people including female, such as bulimia, anorexia and addiction to plastic surgery. People are not only suffering from their mental condition, but also the consequences that come after. So it’s important to help them revalue themselves based on their intrinsic qualities. Furthermore,…

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