Of Mice And Men Abstract

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Opposites Attract Have you ever read a novel that lures you in from the exposition to the resolution? Of Mice and Men is that exact novel. This captivating book intertwines George and Lennie who are complete opposites into a family. Even though it could be argued that George is lenient and nurturing, George’s obligation to Lennie leads George to want to control him. To begin, George feels obligated to watch over Lennie. In chapter one, George in a moment of rage tells Lennie that trouble would come to Lennie if George wasn’t with him. George says, “‘I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, Somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself’” (Steinbeck, 13). George shows his feeling of being accountable for George through…show more content…
In chapter one, George tells Lennie not to bring back a mouse but Lennie does anyway. Lennie also precedes to lie about it. The book says, “But Lennie made an elaborate pantomime of innocence” (8). To follow, directed to George Lennie says, “‘What mouse, George? I ain’t got no mouse’” (8). George shows his lack of control by hearing Lennie tell him a blatant lie. Throughout the book, George’s loss of control over Lennie can be viewed. When people loose control, most people end up craving it more just like George. As stated before, George has full control over Lennie. Lennie looks to George before doing anything. In chapter three, Lennie looks to George to tell him what to do. The book says “Lennie looked helplessly at George” (62). In chapter five, Lennie devises a plan to hide a puppy that he killed and lie to George about it. The book says, “He scooped a little hollow and laid it in the ground and covered it over with hay” (85). To follow Lennie says, “‘I’ll tell George I foun’ it dead”’ (85). Lennie shows that he cannot be controlled by making a plan and lie up, so let George will never know. All through the book, George’s loss of control can be seen. People who lose control can sometimes turn bitter, like
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