Addiction In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men, a fictional book, written by John Steinbeck, is about two migrant farm workers named George Milton and Lennie Small. George had a small built but he was quick to think, Lennie was big, but he didn’t know his capability or how strong he was. He was also mental in the head. George dreams of having a piece of land where he can start a farm on it, Lennie’s dream was to have an abundance of rabbit where he can tend. Lennie has an addiction where he has to touch something soft, like a puppy, a dress, and a mouse. This is problematic because he grabbed a girl’s dress and wouldn’t let go which lead them to being chased out of Weed Town. After they got chased out of Weed Town they fled to a ranch in Salinas Valley far away…show more content…
“Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung you on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.”(Steinbeck 81) This quote was said to Crooks when he asked Curley's wife to go out of his room. Since he was black he couldn’t talk back to that because he had no power. “Cause i’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because i’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, all you stink to me.”(Steinbeck 68) He was isolated from the others because he was black and they all thought that since he was black he smelled…show more content…
“I get lonely.”(Steinbeck 87) She is isolated and lonely in the story because she keeps seeking attention. She kept trying to talk to Lennie when he says he doesn’t want to talk. In the end she was killed because she was being persistent into talking with Lennie and letting him touch her hair. She was also discriminated against because in the story she wasn’t given a name. Candy was discriminated in the story because he was old and handicapped.”But he was reassured by the swampers defense.”(Steinbeck 24) Candy was discriminated against his age because he was old, they even gave him a nickname which is swamper because he was old and smelly. “I ain’t much good with on’y hand.”(steinbeck 59) Since he lost his arm and was handicapped he was discriminated against because he couldn’t do much work. His dog played a huge part too because the dog was like a symbol. Since the dog was too old it was
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