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English - Of Mice & Men - Analysis Homework.

Extract 1 - How does Steinbeck's use of language help the reader to understand the relationship between George and Lennie?

- We notice the relationship between Lennie and George, is exactly how a brothers relation would be. One way we are shown this , is to relate back to the relations during the dustbowl . They were extremely difficult and in most situations torn apart, whereas Lennie and George stick together in any circumstance. For example this can be seen when Lennie states - ' With US it aint like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.' This shows the reader both Lennie and George are aware of the fact that other individuals like them may not have someone to care about them. Whereas as they both have each other, there existence in each other's lives is enough to show the affection towards one another. The use of the word 'US' clearly highlights out to the readers that Lennie sees himself with George and never without him. It is like how a newborn baby is attached towards its mother, in the same case Lennie is attached to George, as well as George being attached to Lennie. Extract 2 - How does Steinbeck's use of language add drama and tension to this event?

- Tension and drama is felt in this piece of extract when Steinbeck begins to use a range of melodramatic words. He begins to show us images being created into our minds of a film scene which we would expect in theatres. For example this can be clearly shown when, 'Her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free; and from under Lennie's hand came a muffled screaming.' This quotation shows us that the use of language has been achieved its target to create imagery into the readers mind. Steinbeck's way of writing in this book is simple yet compelling. The language is easy to understand yet portrays the characters into complete action. As many other authors can begin to use poetry in their use of...
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