John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men Essay

804 Words Jan 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Of mice and men
John Steinbeck novella was written in 1930s which is just year after the “wall street crash” this explains the financial condition of people was really bad and they had to travel around to find a work and most of the people could only find work in farm in California where all the farms are. John Steinbeck who was anti racism and nature lover therefore we see many hints that highlight nature and racism issues; for example the first and the last scene set by the river and that really concords the nature. He has also used Crooks Character to raise issues and aware people about the problems face by the different sex and race like black people of that time. In this we will explore some of the ways Steinbeck presents aspects of power in Of Mice and Men
The characters I am going to concentrate are Curley’s wife and Crooks; the reason behind my choice of characters as they both shows different aspects of power in this novella. Initially we see Curley’s wife as a dangerous character because she wears a lot of red colour which is symbolic to the danger. Steinbeck uses a lot of description to portray curly wife, “She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red” it also gives us some hints that she is going to be caused for dramatic irony.
She put a lot of make-up to gain men attraction which for many men including George considers her as a trouble maker as he called her “Jail Bait” which represents a narrow minded thinking of…

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