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Compare the first and last chapters of the book 'of mice and men' and discuss the similarities and differences

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Introduction

Compare the first and last chapters of the book 'of mice and men' and discuss the similarities and differences I will answer this question by saying what the similarities and the differences in the story are. Similarities there are many similarities in chapters one and six, they are as follows: Setting Both of these chapters are set in a valley where the Salinas River runs through. In the distance the Gabilan Mountains are in view. There are some key descriptions that link the two chapters together. The first of these is the water snake that is swimming in the river. It is decribed in both of the chapters. The water in the river has a layer of green which Lennie doesn't seem to mind about and drinks it. ...read more.

Middle

The main character being George and Lennie. They appear walking down a road in chapter one. In chapter six they are not together from the beginning but George joins Lennie later on. The Speech In both chapter George and Lennie talk about their dream of owning their own bit of land and making their money from it. When it is said in the first chapter it is more of an introduction to the dream and as it goes on during the story it becomes more repetitive and changes as more people join in. In both chapters Lennie is very happy and exited about the dream. The theme that these two men have each other and that is what makes them lucky also appears in both chapters. ...read more.

Conclusion

He knows that he is going to kill Lennie and inside he is feeling awful about it. The whole mood of the chapter is a contrast to chapter one. In the first chapter the overall feeling was positive and they had everything to look forward to but in the last chapter George knows thateverything between him and Lennie is about to end because he is about to kill him. George doesnt shout at Lennie in the last chapter. This may be because he knows that he should let Lennie have his ;ast few minutes with happy thoughts. That is why he is so monotonous in his tone and makes Lennie face away and dream about what he wants to do in the future. George was happy during the first chapter but in the last one by the end he is totally devistated. ...read more.

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