Of Mice And Men Morality Analysis

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Society and Morality as Obstacles to the Human Desire The social and moral concerns placed on individual desire restraints our way of life and don’t let us live our human desire. Through the analysis of characterization and conflict one can determine a common theme which is that social and moral concerns prohibit a human from chasing their desires. In the novel Of Mice and men, Slim is the only characters who seem to be at peace with himself, highly skilled mule driver and knowledge person. “Slim-ism”, “why more men don’t travel around together and speculate that maybe it’s because everyone is scared of everyone else and don’t appreciate their friendship.” George’s small, wiry, quick-witted man and care taking of Lennie. Lennie’s bigger, lumbering, childlike migrant worker with mild mental disability. George and Lennie’s friendship ended in a lost dream larger than themselves. The farm on which George…show more content…
Zeena, Ethan’s wife with a biting temperament and extremely unattractive, making her the novel’s least sympathetic figure. Ethan’s desire for a woman who is not his wife. Mattie’s Zeena cousin, attractive, young, and energetic become Ethan’s affection, and alternate fascination. The denial of Zeena’s positive attribute, while giving Mattie as the incarnation of glowing, and youthful attractiveness. Mattie Ethan’s desire to cheat on his wife perfectly understandable. The conflict does not remove the stem from Ethan’s heart and his feelings for Mattie. The conflict occurs between his passions and the restraint placed on him by society, which control his conscience and deter his fulfillment of his passions. In the end, Ethan opted not to go between his desires and social and moral orders. He needed of courage and strength to face down their fears, and he chooses to abandon life’s responsibilities by abandoning life
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