Animal imagery shows to represent valuable meaning to Steinbeck’s work through brutality, foreshadowing of death, and misery. Of Mice and Men is a novel published by John Steinbeck in 1937. Animal imagery goes on to play a key role in small town in California, as Lennie Smalls and George Milton dive into the hardest times of the great depression. Moments will be hard, but animal imagery will facilitate the reader’s views about the life. Brutality can be defined as a state of acting or being compared to an animal or beast, consequently acting with little intelligence and a high altitude of violence.
In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding the buildup of savage behavior is present because the boys are not capable of creating an effective leadership, punishment for one another, and enforced rules. Throughout the novel Roger goes unpunished for his sadistic behavior, Ralph is constantly overtaken by Jack, and the conch is repeatedly ignored. Civilization and its rule are a desperate need for humans, when we don’t have them to support us, we end up as the one thing we all fear:
Society was cruel through their lifestyles. Different people at these time were treated badly because of their age, race and gender. In the bunkhouse Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because of its stinking the bunkhouse. “ Well I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson “That stink hangs around even after he’s gone.” He walked over with a heavy-legged stride and looked down at the dog. “Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed.
Lennie was too strong for his own good, his obsession with petting soft things was a danger to others. The “trouble with mice is that [Lennie] always kill ‘em” (13). Lennie’s inability to control his strength made him a danger to society, meaning the only option was to kill him in order to prevent Lennie from harming others. Additionally Lennie has no ability to think for himself making him easy to manipulate and control making it easier to force him into doing bad things. George turned “to Lennie and says ‘jump in’ An’ [Lennie jumped].
Moreover, the novel begins by describing Piggy as, “shorter than the fair boy and very fat”. Ironically, that fat boy is the one behind all of Ralph’s sensible decisions. He is an outcast because of his glasses yet that object is the reason why the boys got rescued even after Piggy died. The glasses represent fire and give Piggy the ability to notice the boys changing into tribal savages. Piggy speaks about responsibilities for survival, but he,
In a general way we mean how our species’ excessive predatoriness has made the entire planet our prey” (Martel 38). He implies that human atrocities are excuses for survival, which, in his views, justifies the evil deeds that he commits against the wild animals on the boat. Additionally, the fear of dying plays a huge role in Pi’s decision to become violent, “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.” (Martel 214).
People hold Jack London’s short stories in high regard to this day, because of the vivid picture drawn by the true harshness of mother nature and the ignorance of man. London himself knows all too well the unforgiving vexation of the Klondike Gold Rush, having developed scurvy and an injury that permanently affected the use of his leg. His stories, influenced by the literary movement of naturalism, focus on extreme conditions that shape human mentality and spirit. London’s usual writing style consists of very long, drawn out descriptions of the characters or the scene around these characters. A large sum of his stories focus on the instincts of animals and the questionable survival of man in extreme conditions and situations.
Lennie is one of the main characters in the book "Of Mice And Men", throughout the story he is described and imagined as animals comparing his behavior in different situations. He is compared with animals because Steinbeck wants to paint an image on your mind of how he resembles a wild animal in nature although he goes from really different perspectives, he is described as strong and scary animals and then contrasted with small defenseless creatures. Lennie is a big, strong and sturdy guy. He is George’s foil during the story because of the contrast between both of them, Lennie is not really smart, while George is really bright and quick to react in any situation. Lennie relies mostly on instincts and orders from George, on his own he would
The concept of nature in this work is painted as a vicious powerful villain who strikes fear and awe in all who witness its power. The author uses similes and personifications to create this image of nature against man as well as the backstory for the Redcliff family. Throughout the story, the emotional experience of the concept of nature remains morose and melancholic with a dash of hope that dies at the climax of the story. Right from the start, readers are given constant hints that nature is stronger than man. For example, in the very beginning, “a man was fighting his way to the door” (261).
In this paragraph, he discusses how people experiences: hitting animals would affect their emotions: the man 's hand-if they really knew the basis of nature. This leaves the audience feeling guilty of their actions because they feel as if their everyday actions, such as driving are negatively affecting these animals everyday lives. Pathos and simile are two literary devices which have the capability of making readers connect Lopezs point of view on nature to their own. By doing this, Lopez leaves the audience feeling guilty because they haven 't been considerate enough to the animals that they