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Several characters in Of Mice and Men are trapped or feel as if they are caught in a trap. How does Steinbeck show the causes and effects of being tapped?

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GCSE John Steinbeck

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Several characters in Of Mice and Men are trapped or feel as if they are caught in a trap.

How does Steinbeck show the causes and effects of being tapped?

Write about:' how and why different character feel trapped'

The different ways characters respond to being trapped how Steinbeck makes the reader feel admiration, dislike or pity for characters who are trapped

Look at the following pairs of relationships in Of Mice and Men:

Candy and his dog; Curly and his wife; George and Lennie. Write about these three relationships, showing how Steinbeck explores the needs that keeps relationships going, despite conflict and strain.

Question 1

Steinbeck shows the causes and effects of being trapped by introducing George and Crooks in to the novel.

He introduces crooks racially but he didn't mean it racially. Crook was a black character and so he was isolated from everyone else. He wasn't allowed to mingle with the white boys as his father told him when he was younger. This must have made him feel isolated. He also must have felt racially prejudice because he couldn't live with the white people

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