Of Mice And Men Character Analysis

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1.-(A)The novel “Of Mice and Men” is a tragedy because it is about a basically good person,Lennie,who suffers a fall brought about by something in his nature therefore provoking emotions of pity and fear to the reader. Lennie is a basically good person because his actions didn’t had any cruel or evil intentions. For instance, on page 9 and 10, when Lennie and George are talking, George tells Lennie that he always kills mice and he answers “I´d pet´em,and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then he was dead—because they was so little.” He was a really innocent person, however his nature and actions got him in a lot of problems. For example, when he is petting dead mice throughout the book, touching the girl´s red dress and touching soft things in general, all these events lead to the final event which provokes emotions of pity and fear to the reader.
1.-(B) The novel “Of Mice and Men” is not a tragedy because the protagonists weren’t important people to society. They were just a couple of individuals who only had each other and were hoping to achieve their dream of having a small piece of land for their own. “Guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.” ”We ain´t like that. We got a future” ”Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” Page 13 and 14
2.- The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized
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