Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men Essay What is dialogue? Dialogue is when characters speak to one another in a book, play, or movie. Dialogue is very important to many books, movies, and plays and Of Mice and Men is no exception. The things that characters say shape their personality in the story. On way dialogue serves a purpose in Of Mice and Men is it reveals more about the characters. Another way is it allows the reader to experience the action as the character is experiencing it. One last way dialogue affects a story is it generates an impression of reality. One important thing that dialogue does for the story is it reveals things about the characters in the story. By looking at what characters say you can tell their personality and how they feel in certain situations. For example, in Of Mice and Men George says “Lennie. You gonna be sick like you was last night” (Steinbeck, 3). This quote reveals that George really cares about Lennie and his health, even though he might be hard on him sometimes. Another example of dialogue revealing things about the character is when George says “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you’re a crazy bastard!” (4). One more example of revealing dialogue is when Candy says “I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog.” (61). This quote shows that Candy loved his dog. It also shows how much he respected his dog and how he felt the dog should be respectfully

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