Book Analysis Essay On Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice And Men – book analysis Of mice and men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It was published in 1937. I believe it about what it means to be human. John wrote a story about two friends, George and Lennie, who dreams of owning their own ranch and the obstacles that are in the way for reaching their dream. Ultimately, Lennie, the one who is mentally handicapped, makes George’s dream very difficult and Lennie is actually the biggest obstacle for achieving it. (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/o/of-mice-and-men/of-mice-and-men-at-a-glance) George and Lennie are friends in search of work. They dream of owning a farm but are held back by Lennie’s childlike mentality and fetish for soft things. They find work on a ranch in Soledad, California. Then we meet Curley, a man with anger and jealousy issues. He refuses to let anyone look or talk to his new wife who loves attention, especially from men. Curley accuses Slim of crossing the line with his wife. He then gets in a fight with Lennie, who crushes his hand. Most of the people visits a whorehouse. Those who stay behind are called weak and threatened by Curley’s wife. Lennie pets a puppy to its death. Curley’s wife shows…show more content…
Knowing that Lennie would get a painful and merciless death for killing a woman, George makes the decision to kill his best friend by a shot in the head, a quick and merciful death. When George kills Lennie, he does it to spare him from the suffering he would have endured if Curley / the other villagers had gotten to him first. Moreover, he also did it for not living with the regret that someone else had killed his friend in such a way that he had been in a lot of pain in his final minutes. In addition, George probably felt like he would not lose his mental dignity and pride by killing Lennie, his best friend,
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