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Of mice and men assignment.

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GCSE English - of mice and men assignment Curley is physically aggressive towards Lennie, while his wife is sexually provocative. These two characters create trouble for Lennie from the start and combine to cause his death in the end. The main points that I will show how Curley's physically aggression towards Lennie helps to causes his death in the end are: * When he first meets George and Lennie * When he is looking for a fight with someone * When his wife is killed he still want to get Lennie The main points that I will show how Curley's wife sexually provocative towards Lennie helps to causes his death in the end are: * When she first meets George and Lennie * When Lennie is with Candy and Crooks in the bunk house * At the end when both of them are in the barn alone together * Even when she is dead as Lennie knows that George will be mad at him This essay will argue that Curley is physically aggressive towards Lennie while his wife is sexually provocative. Both characters combine to cause his death. The physical aggression towards Lennie starts when Curley first meets Lennie and George, "...Curley lashed his body around. "By Christ, he's gotta talk when he's spoken to. What the hell are you getting' into it for?..." "...We jus' come in," said Lennie softly. Curley stared levelly at him. "Well, nex' time you answer when you're spoken to." He turned towards the door and walked out, his elbows were still bent out a little. ..." From the two passages you can see that Curley's physical aggression towards Lennie starts early in the book and is caused by Lennie not talking. This is caused after he tries quizzing them again after the boss had just finished, his father. He takes an instant disliking towards Lennie. Curley tries to show the two who is the boss and that they should mess with him but, by flexing his muscles ...read more.

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He crouched cowering against the wall. "You tol' me to, George," he said miserably. Curley sat down on the floor, looking in wonder at his crushed hand. Slim and Carlson bent over him. Then Slim straightened up and regarded Lennie with horror. "We got to get him to a doctor," he said. "Looks to me like ever' bone in his han' is bust...." The fight started after Carlson said to Curley, "...You're as yella as a frog..." Then after Candy joins in saying to Curley in disgust, "...Glove fulla Vaseline..." This makes Curley feel angry that everyone is saying this to him. He notices that Lennie is smiling, he think that he is smiling at Curley so he orders him to his feet and begins fighting with Lennie. Lennie is too scared to fight back and just stands there. Steinbeck makes a comment of Lennie being animal like, "...He stood crying, his fist lost in Lennie's paw...." Steinbeck descries Lennie as being like a bear being very powerful; once Lennie had hold of something or someone he won't let go. Just like the girl in Weed, the little mouse, Curley's hand, the little brown and whit puppy and Curley's wife in the end. The next time Curley's wife is sexually provocative towards Lennie is when she goes in to Crooks room trying to find out where her husband has gone. "...She stood still in the doorway, smiling a little at them, rubbing the nails of one of her hand with the thumb and forefinger of the other. And her eyes travelled from one face to another. "They left all the week ones here," she said finally. "Think I don't know where they all went? Even Curley. I know where they all went." Lennie watched he, fascinated; but Candy and Crooks were scowling down away from her eyes. Candy said, "Then if you know, why you want to ast us where Curley is at?..." ...read more.

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Curley's face reddened. "I'm goin'," he said. "I'm gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand. I'm gonna get 'im...." When Curley finds out his wife has been killed by Lennie he feel humiliated by this and the fact that it's happened twice make him want revenge more. The fact that he dose not care about his wife, the fact that Slim touches his wife to find out what is up with her and to make sure she is dead. If he did care about her as well then he would have not cared about going out to kill Lennie he would have wanted to stay with his wife. Steinbeck makes Curley sound like a cold man who just wants Lennie dead. Although Lennie is shot by George in the end as Steinbeck make you fell that George ought to do it him self. As earlier in the book when Candy lets someone kill his dog he regrets it from the first moment and say that he should have killed it himself. From what I have found within of mice and men Curley is physically aggressive towards Lennie, while his wife is sexually provocative. These two characters create trouble for Lennie from the start and combine to cause his death in the end. Curley's physically aggression towards Lennie that helps to causes his death in the end was: * The first meeting with George and Lennie * Looking for a fight with someone * After wife is killed he still want to get Lennie Curley's wife sexually provocative towards Lennie which helps to causes his death in the end were: * The first meeting with George and Lennie * When Lennie is with Candy and Crooks in the bunk house * At the end when both of them are in the barn alone together * Even when she is dead as Lennie knows that George will be mad at him I feel that they both help to contribute towards Lennie's death in the end both in different way. Simon Marritt GCSE English 09/05/07 Page 1 ...read more.

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