Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

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In the novella “Of Mice and Men”, Steinbeck portrays many empowering themes that are throughout the novel. The characters in the novella are all different and go through different experiences. It is important to note the dialogue that is shown throughout the novel which explicitly expresses Steinbeck’s major themes and symbols. In John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men”, there are many instances which the predatory nature of human existence and humanity is reiterated through his reliance of words of the major characters and how they act towards situations.
From the very beginning of the novel, it is evident that George finds many of his own agonies in Lennie, as is displayed when Lennie repeatedly disobeys George, giving rise to one of George’s common frustrated outbursts. While walking along the Salinas River, George notices Lennie playing with something in his pocket, and grows increasingly suspicious when Lennie tells George that there is nothing in his pocket, even after George watches him take something out and hide it in his hand. After interrogating Lennie into confessing, it is revealed that Lennie has been carrying a small dead mouse in his pocket, even though George has already scolded Lennie for performing that same action just moments ago. In a fit of rage, George reprimands Lennie stating, “You crazy fool. Don’t you think I could see your feet was wet where you went acrost the river to get it? Blubberin’ like a baby! Jesus Christ! A big guy like you.”…

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