John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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Having lived at difficult times, John Steinbeck meets human nature and its flaws, which he successfully encompasses in his novel, Of Mice and Men. Throughout his career, Steinbeck has managed to craftily expose the entrails of humankind in an effort to reflect on its rather capricious psyche. In his novel, for instance, he portrays two wandering men—mentally impaired Lennie, and George—who seem to often get in trouble due to Lennie’s naivety. As the characters develop, it becomes clear that they establish the strongest of bonds, yet George numerous times proves humankind’s capricious psyche by demonstrating hate toward the unavoidable circumstances which mental disorders such as Lennie’s carry. In the final chapter, George hesitantly resorts to executing Lennie, thus conveying a universal message: one is not entirely depraved nor solely good, but a combination of both and therefore no act of killing is morally justifiable. Furthermore, George is not morally justified for having killed Lennie, since his feelings often shift between love, disgust, and selfishness. This may be seen when Lennie and he talk about the incident in weed, when Lennie and Curley have an incident, and when Lennie unintentionally breaks Curley’s wife’s neck.
Although George certainly demonstrates affection for Lennie, he appears to be fairly selfish all throughout the course of the novel. When the characters first discuss the incident in Weed, George communicates his impatience, disgust, and selfishness

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