Arguments Between John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Overview The wife of Curley, the son of a ranch owner in Soledad, California, was the victim of involuntary manslaughter at the hands of Lennie Small, a mentally disabled bindlestiff travelling with a companion and carer by the name of George Milton. It is believed that the pair were on the run from the owners of a previous ranch in the town of Weed - A town a few miles down the road from Soledad - where Small had assaulted a female resident of the ranch, whose position and name is currently unknown. Small, described by Milton in an unofficial statement, was a child trapped in an adult’s body, and unaware of his own strength. Shortly after being hired on the ranch in Soledad, Small is involved in a fight initiated by Curley, the son of the …show more content…

He recalls the story past the broken hand to be quite vague with many arguments between Milton and Slim as to the course of events, partially due to the blurriness of the events themselves, and partially due to the ungodly amount of liquor consumed by the two men that evening. Criminal and Accomplice(s) Profile Very little is known about either of the men involved; the few descriptions available were given by Steinbeck, who recounted what he observed and what he was told by Milton himself. Small is described, rather ironically, as a giant of a man with immense, almost inhuman strength as demonstrated in the previous incident with Curley. Small possessed very little in the way of mental power, with a memory comparable to that of a goldfish. Given his previous run-ins with trouble, both recent and previous hinted to by Milton. The reason for both incidents is believed to be Small’s love of soft things, and obsessive stroking of them. Such objects included the dress of the girl in Weed, and the hair or Curley’s …show more content…

Unfortunately, due to the little information provided by our witness, Mr Steinbeck, this profile is rather empty, with very little useful information. However, we know from what the various farm hands told Mr Steinbeck that Curley’s wife was a fairly attractive young woman, who was only recently married to Curley. However, she was also known to give other men “the eye”, or flirting with them (Slim in particular), which suggests that she was unsatisfied with her marriage. Unfortunately, it is not our job to make judgements on the state of marriages in the area; if that were the case, our lives would be much more entertaining. It would certainly make a change to the robberies, murders and other crimes committed

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