Examples Of Hope In Of Mice And Men

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Behind every tragedy, there was a hope. Hope and tragedy is one of the main concepts in the book Of Mice and Men. George, Lennie and Curley’s wife have experienced hope and tragedy first hand. These characters in Of Mice and Men have encountered hope and tragedy which affects their life greatly. George has experienced a lot of tragedy in his life but has also encountered hope. Firstly, a tragedy that George experiences is that he to kill his best friend, Lennie, by shooting him in the head. As George aimed the gun at Lennie, “[his] hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger” (Steinbeck 106). This affected George because he has to live knowing that he killed his best friend. Secondly, Georges only hope…show more content…
First of all, she experiences hope when she finally finds a friend, Lennie, to who she can open up to. Curley’s wife tells Lennie that she does not like Curley and that he is not a nice person, “Well, I ain’t told nobody this before. Maybe I oughtn’t to. I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella” (Steinbeck 89). This conversation she had with Lennie affected her life because she did not feel so alone anymore since she told Lennie her secrets. Secondly, a tragedy that Curley’s wife faced is that she gets suffocated by Lennie and dies. As Lennie held his big paws to her face, ”her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). This impacted her because she gets killed by the only person that she has ever opened up to. Lastly, another tragedy that she experienced is that she married Curley and gave up her dream to be an actress. The man that Curley’s wife met had said, “he was gonna put [her] in movies. Says [she] was a natural” (Steinbeck 88). Marrying Curley affected her life immensely because it ruined her life and chances of becoming an actress. Therefore, the character of Curley’s wife was greatly affected by hope

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