Of Mice And Men Freedom Theme Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… He has a lack of freedom as wherever he goes he will not be accepted as a normal member of society. Plus the fact that he has a crooked back and is of a relatively old age will also hold him back.

Curley's Wife:
Curley's wife has got the extra problem of never being able to talk to anyone without seeming like a tramp. Still, she does resents her position, especially because she has notions about where she could have been and what she could have done. Just like the others, she had a dream of freedom (in the form of being a movie star). Though she admits that she likes their company, instead of trying to reach her goals, she satisfies herself by downgrading others.

Theme - Freedom
In Of Mice and Men, freedom is not necessarily a central point of the novel. It is a subtle theme which is constantly being mentioned or related to. You have to read between the lines in order to understand how the character's speech links to the theme. Though the men on the ranch work together outside whilst socialising with each other and are able to leave whenever they please, they still feel locked into their
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Still, she does resents her position, especially because she has notions about where she could have been and what she could have done. Just like the others, she had a dream of freedom (in the form of being a movie star). Though she admits that she likes their company, instead of trying to reach her goals, she satisfies herself by downgrading others.
Crooks
Due to Crooks being a black man, his sense of isolation is much greater than that of the other ranch members as he is treated differently and lives in a separate area. He has a lack of freedom as wherever he goes he will not be accepted as a normal member of society. Plus the fact that he has a crooked back and is of a relatively old age will also hold him back. Even though he was raised and brought up and is from the same area as the other ranch men, due to segregation, he will never truly feel free.

George & Lennie
George and Lennie are able to do whatever they want and work anywhere without having to worry about bills and taxes

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