The Significance Of Green In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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What if you had to pick a color that represented your life? Would you be able to choose? Or would you never be able to settle for just one color? Well, one color can mean a lot of different things. Green best represents Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men because it represents life, environment, and money. Green can signify a lot of things. I chose these three meanings because I could tie them back to experiences that I thought represented Of Mice & Men. Green best represents Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men because it represents life,a life for the future. Of Mice & Men represents life because George and Lennie worked really hard just so they could have a better life in the future. They mentioned in the book how George and Lennie traveled to multiple ranches…show more content…
When Lennie and George began to work for Curley and Curley’s father, they entered a new environment with new people. The environment was filled with clashing personalities, new allies, and many temptations and challenges so it's no wonder Lennie got in trouble. George and Lennie lived in a very harsh environment when they lived in the ranch. The environment Steinbeck made was set during the Great Depression. He showed how tough it could be when you had to work and what people would do just be in a stable place. The workers often fought with each other because of their different personalities. Although, some workers like George and Candy were able to become friends. When Lennie accidentally killed Curley's wife because she tempted Lennie with touching her hair, it got him killed. Maybe if things had gone differently Lennie would still be alive, but fate doesn't care about your plans. Lennie and George wanted the perfect environment, their own farm with a house and rabbits. They created an environment that was perfect for them, and since it was so important it kept them motivated even after Lennie's death. That is how much environment can affect
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