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How Does Steinbeck Create Atmosphere In Of Mice And Men

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The author uses many techniques to make this moment impacting including the setting, the plot and the closing lines.

Firstly he creates a calm but harsh setting as he describes the scenery of the lakeside. He starts the chapter with a beautiful description of a heron and a snake in a captivating scene. However, at the end of the description, the heron plucks the snake with its ‘periscope head’ out of the water and swallows it. This hints at what is to come and helps to create an atmosphere.

Furthermore the author also mirrors the opening of the novel in the closing. Lennie is back at the lakeside where the novel opened. The conversation Lennie and George have where Lennie offers to run away and ‘live in a cave’ is the same conversation the
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