Tragedy In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The world is an unfair place, “anything is possible” just isn’t true. In the Novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, a duo going after the American Dream find that it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This mission came with many trials and tribulations, for their journey left them empty handed and hopeless. Just like any mission gone awry, there are many contributing factors. Lennie with his defects, a plantation with a dark side and the underlying antagonist in the form of a gender. Out of the two protagonists in this story, Lennie is definitely the most detrimental. His disorders causes George to resent and but also find responsibility in taking care of his partner. Their partnership begins with Lennie’s aunt dying and because of Lennie’s disorder and the fact that George was previously friends with Lennie’s aunt,…show more content…
Like the woman in weed, screaming rape and grabbing the lawmen. Perhaps even the women at the whore house “taking” George’s money when he needed it the most. Lastly, Curley’s wife with a lust for attention and beautiful hair is the killer in this story. She is the absolute killer of dreams in this story. Lennie’s attachment disorder causes him to stroke her hair and becomes overpowered by it. Curley’s wife resists this and becomes scared, she screams for help. A panicked Lennie grabs her and stops her from screaming, unknowingly suffocating her. Lennie runs away, fearing the worst, leaving her dead body. With this, the entire plantation was after Lennie. A scared Lennie rushes to his friend Georges need. George knows that if he just kills Lennie, it will spare him the torture to come from Curley. George with every ounce of will in his body, shoots Lennie in the back of the head after, yet again, reminding Lennie of what their goals are. In this defining moment, every dream the duo had, was over. George’s only friend is gone and he has no reason to go on any
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