Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men is a tragedy And The Pearl is a parable. Author 's Name John Steinbeck -Title of Work #1: Of Mice and Men -Genre: Tragedy -Evidence of Genre (explain what makes the work an example of the genre): Tragedy is a branch of literature that uses a serious and dignified style the sad or unfortunate events encountered or caused by a heroic individual. In Of Mice and Men George and Lennie face a lot of tragic events. -Complete Summary of Work: Of Mice and Men is the story of two migrant workers friend Lennie and George. The story starts with the two men going to a new job. George talks to Lennie almost as if Lennie was a child. By the answers and dialogue of Lennie, the readers can infer that he is not…show more content…
George assures the boss that Lennie is amazingly strong and will work like ten men. They are hired. George warns Lennie to stay away from any trouble, but the boss son Curley, who is a short little man, is infuriated by Lennie for no apparent reason. Curley 's newlywed wife is a flirt and at the first opportunity she goes and tries to flirt with the two new guys Lennie and George. Lennie finds the woman to be pretty, and George warns him to stay away. George promises to get Lennie the puppy he has been begging for if he stays out of trouble. George gets a puppy for Lennie thanks to Slim. Lennie loves to pet his soft puppy. One night all the men went out, and Lennie wanted to stay, go to the barn and pet his dog. Lennie does so and when playing with the puppy Lennie petted it too hard accidentally killing the puppy. Lennie is alone, scared and sad until Curley 's wife appears in the barn. Curley’s wife enters and consoles him. Lennie tells her that he loves stroking soft things, and Curley 's wife offers to let him feel her hair. When he grabs and starts touch too tightly, she cries out. Trying to silence her, he accidentally breaks her neck. Lennie remembers that George told him if anything bad ever happened he had to run and hide where they slept before going to this new job. When the men come back, the find the dead woman and missing Lennie. The men organize a lynch party. George distracts the other men and goes to
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