Use Of Symbols In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The book “Of Mice And Men” was written in 1937 by John Steinbeck, the time is set during Great Depression. Steinbeck uses many major themes, to convey an interesting story. One of the major ideas that really tracks the reader, are the uses of symbols of by Steinbeck. First, there is Lennie. The dreamer of the rabbits, while having the innocent heart and the mind of the rabbits, his body contains the strength of bull, while having his best friend by his side, he never had much of a fun time working in the farm, especially after his hand was covered in the blood of a poisonous women. Then, there is George. The best friend of Lennie, a classic American dreamer with a bright mind and an enrich personality about friendship, even at the time of making the hardest decision at the end, he …show more content…

The farm symbolizes George; he tries to protect Lennie, as in farm protect rabbits, and once the rabbit dies, part of the farm becomes empty. For everyone else who sees Lennie, sees him as a big strong man, but George is one of the people who truly knows what is inside Lennie’s heart, and truly cares and wanted to make both their dreams come true. And this sentence was said, in George and Lennie’s conversation in chapter three. The reader can see this when George says, “Sure, we’d have a little house an’a room to ourself. Little fat iron stove, an’ in the winter we’d keep a fire goin’in it. It ain’t enough land so we’d have to work too hard. Maybe six, seven hours a day. We woudn’t have to buck no barley eleven hours a day, An’ when we put in a crop, why, we’d be there to take the crop up. We’d know what come of our planting.” (28/54) The only difference between him and most people who share the same dreams, are that he’s got Lennie on his side, which gives him friendship in his heart. But sadly, in the end, he chose to not let his best friend suffer, but given the price of

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