Examples Of Imagery In Of Mice Of Men

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Throughout the book,”of mice of men” by John Steinbeck, there are many different things that go on. Each and every character has at least 1 piece of symbolism if not more. They also show many examples of imagery. Another example of a literary device used in this book is theme.
In this story, the very first form of symbolism noticed was Lennie. Immediately, i noticed that he was a symbol of innocence. An example of that is when George talks about Lennie getting them kicked off of the first ranch in weed for touching the girl's dress because he liked the color and pattern. Another example is when Lennie finds a mouse and cherishes it but doesn't realize how strong he is resulting in crushing and killing it. Lennie doesn't realize that he …show more content…

There are examples of imagery that take place in many instances in this book. The first example that i saw was the setting being described at the very beginning of the book. The author explains where the two men live and says,”A few miles south of soledad, the salinas river drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green. The water is warm too for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sand in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool.” (Steinbeck 1). I really noticed this when the author describes the farm they plan on buying. He uses massive amounts of details and paints a complete picture in my head. George says ,”we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens and when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof .”(Steinbeck 14). This sentence said by the main character george paints a picture and the reader's head and you could imagine what that looks like. The final strong literary device i saw throughout the story was theme and there were many of …show more content…

The most important ones that i noticed were innocence, family, and women being a catalyst. Innocence in my mid is the most important theme because it takes place throughout the entire book until Lennie dies. The reason i believe that this is a theme because in the story it re occurs in Lennie. The first instance we see this is when Steinbeck writes about Lennie touching the girl when they lived in Weed. We figure out that this is out of innocence because he didn't mean to do anything bad he just liked the way the pattern and color of the dress appealed to his eyes. He had no intentions of doing any sort of wrong to the girl ,but due to his disability he does and ends up getting in trouble. Therefore, this forces him and George to leave Weed and start a new life. Family is an important theme to me because George's mission throughout the entire book is to make sure that lennie is always the best he can be. An example of this is when George shoots Lennie. This may sound like the complete opposite of helping him ,but however if you look deep in the text, you see that at that moment it was the best for lennie to be shot. George does this because he knows that lennie would have way more harsh punishment. In this instance, it is a good thing for george to kill lennie. The final reoccurring theme that i notice is that women are a catalyst for everything in this book. We see this as a theme in this book multiple times. when lennie

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