Tragic Events In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Tragic events always come as a surprise. We go along with our daily lives, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, but then it happens. The disbelief and shock fills the mind with questions, asking, what could we have done to prevent this? What could have caused such a tragic event to occur? Our everyday lives are like a dead man 's heart monitor, flat and boring, but when the shock enters our bodies and minds, the heart monitor shoots up. People don’t think seriously about events until they actually happen. The book The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis, displays this idea by telling the tale of a murderous teenage girl who only believes in revenge. For Alex’s whole life, she has lived in her own little world, not one to do anything out of the ordinary or cause commotion. She only believed in justice for all, but as the last days of the school year came to an end, a surprising find shocks the entire school: Alex is dead. While friends and family mourn, all of her secrets are spilled. Everywhere, the school and town feel the spike in their normally dead hearts. John Steinbeck also discusses this idea in his novel, Of Mice and Men through the characters of Curley’s wife and Lennie. Curley’s wife is described by the other characters as a “jailbait” or “tart,” but in the end, the men are shocked and angered when they find her dead, Lennie, on the other hand, is accepted by the others, but is viewed as unintelligent and incapable. Like the characters of The Female Of
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