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'Of Mice and Men' (1938) 'The Ostler' (1855) by John Steinbeck Vs. by Wilkie Collins - Character comparison -

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  • Submitted: 15/08/2003
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GCSE John Steinbeck

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LITERATURE CHARACTER COMPARISON:

'Of Mice and Men' (1938) 'The Ostler' (1855)

by John Steinbeck Vs. by Wilkie Collins

Character: Lennie Small Character: Isaac Scratchard

Like Lennie, Isaac is an outsider, less intelligent than others. Compare the two characters and how they are treated by those around them.

'OF MICE AND MEN' COURSEWORK

HISHAM HASAN, Y9-2

9th March 2002

LITERATURE CHARACTER COMPARISON:

Like Lennie, Isaac is an outsider, less intelligent than others. Compare the two characters and how they are treated by those around them.

This essay will focus on a comparison between Lennie Small, the central character in John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men', dated 1938 and Isaac Scratchard, presumed to be the author Wilkie Collins's most emphasised and vital character in 'The Ostler', a short story dated 1855. Collins novella has the background of Victorian Britain, which has quite a bearing on the author's intentions to present his protagonist. He follows the conventional method of trying to satisfy readers with the outcome of a horror story. This means the author tends to indicate his characters' intentions directly at the beginning, and throughout the novel,

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