Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men: Death

-Lennie is a large, strong, lumbering, simple-minded man who is usually unaware of his actions and surroundings. His favorite thing to do is pet soft things.   -George is sharp in every way: his physical features are slim and sharp; he has a sharp mind and wit; he is quick-tempered and sharp when dealing with Lennie.   -Curley's wife is depicted as a manipulator and a temptress throughout Of Mice and Men. She is usually described as Curley's possession and is frequently objectified by the ranch hands. However, right before and after her death, we see a softer woman who was a dreamer, and still retained her innocence.

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Quotes:

-Lennie pleads to keep the mouse: “I don't know why I can't keep it. It ain't nobody's mouse. I didn't steal it.   -When Lennie is holding the dead puppy, he looks at it and says, "You ain't so little as mice. I didn't bounce you hard"   -Lennie says, "Don't you go yellin', he said, and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.

-John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social prediction.   -He was born on Febuary 27, 1902 in Salinas, California.   -Steinbeck dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer before achieving success as a writer. His works often dealt with social and economic issues.   -John Steinbeck was inspired to write Of Mice and Men from his childhood.

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Aurthor’s life:

John Steinbeck was alive during the time of the great depression and World War II which influenced many of his novels such as Of Mice and Men. The great depression caused many people to move from Oklahoma to California, because of failed crops, to look for jobs and money. Also John Steinbeck was a reporter for World War II.

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Hyperlinks:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/64095/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-mice-and-men

http://www.novelguide.com/of-mice-and-men/character-profiles


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