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"Few of the characters in Of Mice and Men are deserving of sympathy" Discuss

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"Few of the characters in Of Mice and Men are deserving of sympathy" Discuss In the book Of Mice and Men each character is in some way is deserving of sympathy even if it is only a little. George is deserving of sympathy because he has to spend all his time looking after Lennie, and has no proper life of his own. He told Lennie "How it was gonna be" and believed their dream would come true. "I think I knowed we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would." This makes you feel sorry for George when he realises their dream won't come true. After he shot Lennie, the reader can tell George no matter what he said previously will be lonely and deserves sympathy, he will also have to cope with the guilt of shooting Lennie Lennie doesn't seem like a sad character in my opinion. He believes that "I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you." ...read more.

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He tries to pick fights with everyone on the ranch. Which is why he has no friends on the ranch. He deals with this loneliness by going out "to town". "He's the boss's son" so he doesn't have to work as hard as the others on the ranch. He is obviously unhappy because he is always so bitter and he is obviously lonely because he is always looking for his wife, he tries to make himself feel better about himself by trying to fight with other ranch workers, I think this is a sign that Curley is insecure and I do think that he deserves atleast a little sympathy Curley's wife does not "like Curley. He ain't a nice fella.". So because she doesn't like Curley, she goes around flirting with all the other men on ranch, but none of them want to talk to her, because they're scared of what Curley would do. The men all see her as a tart and a bad person to talk to. I don't think she was a bad person, and I don't think she's deserved the treatment she got from the ranch workers. ...read more.

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I don't think he is a lonely character because he is well liked and respected by the other ranch workers and seems happy, he doesn't ever provoke sympathy in the reader and there isn't much for the readers to feel sorry for Slim about. He seems to have it good compared to some of the other ranch workers so I don't think he's deserving of sympathy. George, Lennie, Crooks and Candy use the hope of owning some land to keep themselves happy. Though they are still deserving of sympathy apart from Lennie who I don't think deserves sympathy untill he accidentally kills Curley's Wife. I think that Candy, Crooks and Curley's wife deserve the most sympathy, though George and Curley do I think deserve sympathy I think that Candy Crooks and Curley's wife are nicer people have a tougher deal than George and Curley, I don't think that Slim deserves any sympathy because he doesn't seem to have anything majorly wrong and he has enough people who like him, I don't think Lennie deserves much sympathy though he does when he gets himself in trouble without meaning too. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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