Lie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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I’m not going to lie, I was not thrilled to be assigned a summer reading assignment but I thoroughly enjoyed Of Mice and Men. When I first picked up the book I told myself I was going to read the first twenty pages because that’s the type of reader I am and I ended up reading the first seventy-three. I couldn’t put the book down and I don’t know why. It’s not the type of book I would generally pick out, but Of Mice and Men stood out to me.
One thing that stood out to me was the couple lines on page twenty-five. “”We travel together,” said George coldly. “Oh, so it’s that way.” (Curley) George was tense, and motionless, “Yeah, it’s that way,”” During the time era the book takes place most men didn’t travel in pairs, so Curley is implying that
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One example is found right in the title. Mice. Lennie has always had a fascination with the small creatures. They’re soft and he liked to catch them and pet them. But mice are frail and Lennie is very large and strong so he ended up killing them. This can be connected to the death of Curley’s wife as well. She was small and frail, so when Lennie was told to feel her hair, he didn’t want to stop and she started to become frantic and it led to Lennie getting upset and shaking her until she stopped. He ended up snapping her neck and killing her. Mice symbolize all things frail. Another examples of symbolism include the Rabbits which represent the end goal or the dream to Lennie, They also help him realize when he’s doing something wrong that might upset george and cause his dream to never come …show more content…
After the incident with Curley’s wife, Lennie ran off and and all the other guys on the ranch, led by Curley, go after him with the end goal of Lennie being dead. George has to chose to either let Curley and the other guys kill him or kill him himself. This is an extremely difficult decision that most people would never have to make in their lifetime. In the end he chose to kill Lennie himself. He made sure his last memories were of the farm they were going to a live together one day, rather than a bunch of angry men aiming a gun at him.
Of Mice and Men was an amazing story about two mens American dream with a tragic ending. Lennie and George are a great duo and even greater

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