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Conflict Between Characters In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Good stories have a conflict between characters, in which appearances and characteristics influence the conflict. In the story, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The author has characters that have an appearance or a characteristic in which is beyond a person's control, to cause them to be an outcast. The characters that have this appearance or characteristics is Crooks, Curley's wife, and Lennie. First, in the story, we meet a character named Crooks which is a skinner and takes care of the farm animals, Crooks is black and is outcasted because of the color of his skin. In which the other workers won't let home sleep or go inside the bunkhouse, instead Crooks sleeps in the farm where he isolates himself. “I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse,…show more content…
She gets isolated because of her appearance because she's a girl, and is Curley's wife which if you talk to her he will have a problem with you and would want to start a fight. Curley's wife says “ I never get to talk to nobody I get awful lonely(43)”. Finally, Lennie, Lennie is isolated Of is characteristics, he his mentally handicapped, which means his brain works differently than the rest of the characters in the story. One part of the story that shows Lennie is handicapped is when they meet the Curley.“You the new guys the old man was waitin for’ we just come in; said George’ let the big guy talk(13)”. In this statement, Lennie is isolated because he has a childish personality and George has to do the talk for Lennie. If George was not with Lennie, Lennie would be isolated to everyone around him. In the story, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The author has characters that have an appearance in which is beyond a person's control, to cause them to be an outcast. I think that having isolation in the story makes the story more interesting in which the characters have their own characteristics, to make each character come to Mice in a certain way to make the story more of a reality.which makes the story exciting and interesting to
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