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Adversity In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The novel Of Mice and Men by J. Steinbeck is one of the best novel existing nowadays. The story came up with different kind of themes and the best one is “Struggle with Adversity”. Most of the characters in this story are having misfortune in their own lives that leads them through adversity. Adversity comes with different types, it is not about having difficulties in life like humans daily needs but also for the troubles and problems that people are facing everyday. Like Lennie Small, George Milton, and Candy, they are the one in the story who’s facing adversity in different kind of situations. Lennie Small is the main character in the novel Of Mice and Men. He is facing mental adversity. He is tall and mentally disabled man who can’t clearly understand things and can’t control himself. For example, when he’s petting the puppy, he thinks that there’s nothing wrong with this, until the puppy died. He doesn’t know what he had done. All he knows was he’s just petting the puppy. That time, he just say “Why you got to get killed? You aren’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.” Similarly to what he had done to Curley’s…show more content…
She’s not allowed to talk to anybody in the ranch. She was always longing for attention. Her husband, Curley doesn’t want him to go outside or near the workers. Besides, nobody wants to talk to her neither, because if they do, they will get in to trouble. Just like what happened between her and Crooks when she dropped her fingers and put her hands on her hips, Crooks said, “Maybe you better go along to your own house now. We don’t want no trouble.” Curley’s wife doesn’t have social life at all. In fact, she also facing attitude adversity. She discriminated Crooks by calling him “nigger”. Even if she’s the wife of the Boss’s Son, she’s still facing social adversity because she was longing for attention, companion, and a friend. And if nobody wants to talk to her, she’s having an attitude towards
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