Symbolism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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novel that the soldiers are homesick because they find themselves alienated from society. They feel lonely and sick. "The cold sullen silence was with them always. Then three soldiers went insane in a week and cried all night and all day until they were sent away home" (Steinbeck 1954:324-5). It is also seen that the invaders look for a social and friendly interaction with the invaded. When they do not get it, they crave for their home. Tonder, the lieutenant, is so obsessed with constant alienation from society that he decides to join his family as soon as possible. "And there’d would be friends about, and I could turn my back to a man without being afraid" (ibidem: 341). Tonder puts aside the complex of a conquerer and craves for amicability …show more content…

The proponents of this view of Steinbeck find in the half-witted Lennie (Of Mice and Men), the retarded Tularcito (Pastures of Heaven), and the most frequently, cited-an obsession with human approximations of the animal" (Shillinglaw and Benson Ed Steinbeck 2012: xxvii). It makes the readers realize that there is astonishing abundance in nature, but the have-nots exist due to its mismanagement. The people are inaccessible to this biodiversity of nature on this earth. Steinbeck and Ricketts encounter an impossibly rich stew of oceanic and tidal-pool life forms razor clams, fiddler crabs, crabs with bright blue claws, anemones with 'long orange-pink tentacles', sting rays, green coral, heart urchins, stinging worms, swordfish, etc. Some more interesting the sulphury-green and black cucumber and spiny lobsters, sea snails, sand dollars, 'a most delicious fish' called skipjack, 'huge stalk-eyed conchs', flying fish and innumerable other swimming and flying and creeping creatures, not just in abundance but in beautiful profusion across 4,000-mile. Steinbeck recognizes man's relationship with his place and creatures. In the novel, the men are preliterate Indian have-nots of the Sea of …show more content…

Characters should have convincing features akin to living beings. "…characters who are more than devices to be moved about for effect" (Gilman, Laura, Anne: www.laura annegilman.bnet/whats-in-print/osacosanostradamusf-a-q/Web.9July.2013). Unarguably the most important part of the novel writing is creating believable characters in it. A character determines the incidents in a novel. The best way to know a character is to know him inside out, as one knows one's best friend. It becomes more important when the characters are the have-nots as they do not possess much to illustrate superficially but their intrinsic features are described profoundly to make them appear real. "In characterization, there's a point where you empathize, it does not matter

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