Of Mice And Men Symbolism

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John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, is an allegorical novel. As one reads deeper into the novel, the symbolism starts to unfold. Although, it may not be so clear in the beginning. The novel begins with a description of the Salinas River which is just south of Soledad, California. This location is where two migrant workers, Lenny and George, will be walking along on their way to find to work. As Lenny and George are heading to work, the reader will be familiarized with the personalities and relationship between the two of them. The relationship the two of them have pertains to a theme of the novel. Later on in the novel, this relationship will become symbolic and have a deeper meaning. George takes on the role of being Lenny’s protector after
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