Of Mice And Men Conflict Analysis

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In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the main focus is about conflict between characters. Specifically, George and Lennie, the main characters of the storyline. This story is about how Lennie conflicts with George’s plans for the rest of his life. In this essay, the literary themes that will be discussed, and explained, are; characters and conflict, cause and effect, and problem and solution.
First of all, “All conflict we experience in the world, is a conflict within our own selves” (Brenda Shoshanna, Google). Throughout Of Mice and Men, the characters faced various conflicts, including; self, conflicts with others, and lastly conflicts with believing the heart, or brain. John Steinbeck explained, in the book, that one of the characters has a problem with his self. As an illustration, “ Sure he’s jes’ like a kid. There ain’t no more harm in him than a kid neither, except he’s so strong…” (Steinbeck 43). What this quote is saying, is that this character does not know his own strength. To end with, conflicts are within ourselves, and this book explained the topic skillfully.
Furthermore, in the novel, Steinbeck, used a character to
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“...The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie. So we sit in a irrigation ditch under water all the rest of that day. Got on’y our heads sticking out from the side of the ditch. An’ that night we scrammed outta there.” (Steinbeck 42). This piece of support from the texts relates to the previous support used. The problem, here, was that a group of guys were trying to eliminate Lennie; so the solution was to wait until night to leave, but George put Lennie in a better place, gently killed, because George felt that Lennie was a danger to himself, and others. To finalize, problem and solution was one of the major literary themes talked about in this
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