Of Mice And Men Literary Analysis

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Literary Analysis Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck creates the image of two workers trying to achieve their “Dream Farm” in Mice and Men. In the novel, the two workers George and Lennie have to overcome obstacles. Lennie’s disability hinders his memory. The two workers rely on each other as they travel through California. John Steinbeck utilizes theme, symbolism, and repetition in his novel Of Mice and Men to create a protective world of friendship and dependence. Steinbeck uses themes of friendship, dreams, and powerlessness. “Because.. because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you and that's why.” (14). In the novel, friendship plays an important role George and Lennie’s life. Steinbeck teaches the reader the importance…show more content…
Lennie’s pup relies on him like Lennie relies on George. George has to guide Lennie like Lennie has to guide and discipline the dog. Steinbeck uses symbolism to communicate the ideas of false hope, true nature, and dependence. Steinbeck also uses repetition in the novel Of Mice and Men. “Live off the fat of the lan” Steinbeck constantly is using the phrase live off the lan. George wishing he was alone. Steinbeck also creates the image of George being isolated from lennie. “God a’ mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble.” (11.) Steinbeck also uses repetition to express how George feels when he is around Lennie. Hiding in the bushes. Hiding in the bushes is used over and over to enforce the importance of hiding in lennie’s head. “Lennie- if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the bushes.” (15). Steinbeck repeats hiding in the bushes because he knows there is an abundance of trouble. The bushes represent a safe place for both George and Lennie. Bradbury uses the examples of repetition to show the importance of getting away from trouble and not letting
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