Death And Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Itallo Luz
English 10.5
Ms. Brown
5th Class

‘’Of Death and Hope’’

Drama, fear, love and discrimination are a few of the points that Steinbeck brings to his novella. Innocent murder and rape accusations are the main conflicts in the narrative. The author tries to detail the life of people in that period in the ambition of achieving one simple but far goal, the ‘’American Dream’’. Lennie is child-like, Mrs. Curley is a lonely and unloved wife and Candy is an old ``swamper`` in the bunkhouse, where a long part of the history takes place. In Of Mice and Men three characters make the point of the novella very clear: Lennie, Curley’s wife and Candy. The novella takes place in the 1930’s during the great depression. Lennie Small is most of the time involved in trouble, that’s because people don’t match his physical (huge and
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She is defined by Curley's wife or possession. The ‘’swappers’’ in the ranch also call her by other names such as "jailbait" or "tart." She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "lady of the evening" with red fingernails, red shoes, and ostrich feathers. By the moment that Lennie meets her, he is fascinated by her and cannot take his eyes off her. He keeps repeating "she's purty."(Steinbeck 32) Curley's wife knows her beauty is her power over the man, and she uses it to flirt with the ranch hands and make her husband jealous. She is always alone on the ranch, and her husband has seen to it no friends and no one can will talk to her without fearing a
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