Of Mice And Men Rhetorical Devices

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Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Everyone in this world has a purpose to live to achieve a specific goal. However, while chasing the ultimate result, people have driven their lives into a sky full of success or into a dark void of defeat. Authors Robert Burns, John Steinbeck, and Maya Angelou incorporated real experiences through the stylistic scenarios of paradox to exhibit the truth about achieving goals in life.
Author Robert Burns adds in the approach of paradox in his poem “To A Mouse” to present that life and dreams is more than just the present time. In the past era of harsh weathers and an farming life, “To A Mouse” unsimilarly compares the perception of a mouse and the author himself in the poem after he demolished the mouse’s home with a …show more content…

In such time of the Great Depression and gender equality, this novel presents the character of sexism, Curley’s wife, to show how her dreams has been achieved through death. During her talk with Lennie, she tells him that she “‘[...]never get[s] to talk to nobody [and that she] get[s] awfully lonely’” (Steinbeck 86). Even though she is depicted as a flirtatious, “‘[...]purty [...] bitch’”, her true life was lonely and segregated from the male ranchers (Steinbeck 32). Steinbeck applies this paradox in the story to picture the reader about how a character’s identity can either encourage or ruin his or her reasons to live and achieve a future. All the ranchers’ attention focused on Curley’s wife when she was killed by Lennie’s act of suffocating her. Even though Curley’s wife didn’t live to see and experience her number one dream, her death certainly earned what she desired in her time in the ranch. The usage of paradox in Of Mice and Men sparks the reader to deeply think about how a distinguished character can own a blueprint to his or her dreams instead of society building a downfall for the character’s

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