Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men

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"jus' wanted to feel that girl's dress-jus' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse-Well, how the heck did she know you jus' wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse."Lennie's tendency to "get carried away" with touching soft, silky things will eventually lead to the tragic encounter with Curley's wife.

Lennie’s puppy is one of several symbols that represent the victory of the strong over the weak. Lennie kills the puppy accidentally, as he has killed many mice before, by virtue of his failure to recognize his own strength. Like an innocent animal, Lennie is unaware of the vicious, predatory powers that surround him.


Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men teaches a grim lesson about the nature of human existence. Nearly all of the characters at one time or another, admit to having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation. Each desires the comfort of a friend, but will settle for the attentive ear of a stranger.


George said, "I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody'd shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself."Lennie does end up getting shot... like a dog, and George is right, it occurs when Lennie is at a significant alone moment. And, someone was ready to hunt him when it happened

Candy’s dog represents symbolism. Once a fine sheepdog, useful on the ranch, Candy’s mutt is now debilitated by age. Carlson insist that the old dog must die supports a cruel natural law that the strong will dispose of the weak. Candy internalizes this lesson, for he fears that he himself is nearing an age when he will no longer be useful at the ranch, and therefore no longer welcome.



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