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Of Mice and Men Qu.
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Choose two characters from the list below, say why you think they are important in the novel and how Steinbeck presents them:
Candy; Crooks; Curley; Curley's wife; Slim.
In the novel, Candy and Curley's wife play a large part of the ideas that Steinbeck wants to convey through "Of Mice and Men". Steinbeck shows this via the events and treatments that these two characters undergo. Their speech and actions also indicate major themes in the world they were in and how desperate the era was.
Candy presents an element on the sadness in the novel; he's a unfortunate man who's passed his expiry date. He's been involved in an accident and lost his arm and by this, he has been reduced to the swamper of the rank- a very low status job. Steinbeck may specifically choose this job for candy as a swamper (a cleaner) tends to be a job that woman generally work as and in this job, they often gossip a lot like Candy does. He does this as it is the only pleasure that he can experience in his sad rotting life. This paints the portrait of how sad Candy's background may be
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