The Importance of Family in of Mice and Men

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The Importance of Family in, Of Mice and Men “In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair.” - Auguste Napier. This quote shows great meaning throughout the story Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck. The story is about two “bindlestiffs” that travel together in search of work, their names are George Milton and Lennie Small from the Salinas Mountain region of California. Lennie is a “slow” person and couldn’t possibly function correctly with George. George became Lennies caretaker when Lennies Aunt Clara passed away when he was younger, although they had always “been friends” (George would pick on Lennie for being mentally challenged). Because of Lennies disabilities, he is always …show more content…

And if he feels like someone is fooling around or making any funny gestures about it he takes a punkish role just because of his sense of power he has from his never appearing father (this gets his in trouble of course when he tried to fight Lennie, who proceeded to crush his hand). Curleys wife’s insecurity and longing for attention of course gets her kill and ultimately Lennie killed. The bunkhouse is a family of its own. The

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