John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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In Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, He uses imagery many times to create a realistic setting and plot. Steinbeck’s depiction of migrant workers and their daily complications during the depression are objectively precise due to his use of imagery with idioms, dreams, nature, loneliness and animal imagery. The main theme of the book transpires to be loneliness and fate. While George and Lennie, the main characters have a synergetic relationship, fate steps in and does away with their dreams, which were very close to be within reach. George the smallest of the two, less strong, "brains" of the operation. While Lennie is the giant, brawn, lug who more or less has the brain of a 5-year-old child. He relies on a sense of touch, which makes…show more content…
Subsequently, since Curley has insecure feelings he mistreated her and forced her to search for someone who would give her the attention she wanted so badly, even if that destined flirting with other men. She was overlooked by the farmhands and her husband and for that reason she was being forced into loneliness, the one thing she battled so hard to eliminate (Rasmussen). Lennie’s fondness for soft, furry things makes him vulnerable. He strokes her hair to the point that she becomes alarmed and panics. When she does, Lennie breaks her neck (Shumam). Candy can also be another man who is used for an example of lonely migrant workers. Loneliness affects Candy in two key ways, his old age and his disability. This makes him quite different than the young fully capable farmhands on the ranch which is ironic because he only has on hand. He performs basic task like cleaning up the ranch and sweeping. It 's until Lennie and George arrives that he plays the role as the outcast. With the new addition of the duo, Candy is requested by George to accompany them in their dream ranch, but not all will bode well for the trio in the long run. Further into the story you see more of Lennie’s child side "I wish we 'd get the rabbits pretty soon" (Steinbeck 10). This is an infamous reference to the rabbits in which Lennie dreams so dearly about. The rabbits are part of Lenin

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