Symbols In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men, Written by John Steinbeck is a classic novel that uses symbolism to convey the struggles and dreams of the people during the Great Depression. There are many things in the story that symbolize many things. The pool by the river that George and lennie stayed at night rather then in the bunkhouse, George and Lennies farm that consists of rabbits that lennie and Groege hope to one day own, Candy’s sheep dog that’s old and useless, Lennies puppies, Lennies mouse that he carriers around, Everyone’s hands, George’s Card games, The Characters, Locations, and the animals. The Characters in the story are George and Lennie, Curley, Curley’s wife, Crooks, Candy, and slim. George and Lennie are explained in detail with other characters…show more content…
The rabbits symbolize not only innocence but innocence of the harsh world. Candy’s sheepdog was old and useless. Carlson’s killed the sheepdog with a gunshot to the back of the head. Lennie and George are both now powerless innocent and doomed. Lennie’s puppy symbolizes the fate of the weak in the face of the strong. Lennie’s puppy is entirely dependable on Lennie. Lennie always carries a dead mouse around. Lennie doesn’t care much about death. He’s more contending with comfort remembering this makes lennies death more palatable. Lennie likes to pet soft things which leads to death of the mouse, puppy and curly’s wife, Thus lennie’s happiness tends to end in some form of suffering like lennies mouse suffered because it was small and vulnerable , lennies mental is undoing. George’s Card Game this is a world where a chance plays a major role. For instance, slim happened to be in the barn when curly comes into the bunkhouse looking for his wife. Location, the Bunkhouse is the cruel world of reality is not a good place this is also a world of fate. George and Lennie did not like staying here the would had rather stayed at the pool by the river then in the
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