Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Throughout Chapter 5 in the novella, “Of Mice and Men”, by John Steinbeck , a significant death takes place : the wife of Curley. The majority of the readers question themself, who is responsible of the significance of her death. Some may condemn Lennie Small, the protagonist who accidentally slaughtered her, through his colossal strength. While others will blame his mentor and partner, George Milton, or Curley’s wife for her own death. Although readers would choose one person to hold accountable for her death, it’s the fault of all of these characters due to their poor and senseless actions. The significant death of Curley’s wife is held in a cause and effect cycle through the influence other characters .In the novella, the most accountable is George Milton, the second most responsible is Curley’s wife, and the least guilty is Lennie Small. George Milton is held the most accountable for the death of Curley’s wife because of his senseless actions and responsibility of Lennie. George is senseless of allowing Lennie to be alone because he knows Curley’s wife will most likely start a conversation with him, and he knows that Lennie has the capability of harming women through his attraction of soft materials. This action is exemplified on p.21 where he describes the event that opened in Weed where he “had seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’…

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