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What is your opinion of the end of the novel Of Mice and Men? Is it inevitable?

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Introduction

What is your opinion of the end of the novel Of Mice and Men? Is it inevitable? After reading the novel of mice and men I am able to conclude that there are some parts of the book which were inevitable to happen at the end however there were some which were unexpected. John Steinbeck writes the novel very well and does drop hints throughout the book which lead towards what is going to happen at the end. What I did expect to happen at the end was that Lennie and George's dream was not going to come true. Not only for these two characters but I concluded that none of the workers living on the ranch would fulfil their dreams ...read more.

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What I didn't expect to happen at the end which came as a shock to me was that Curley's wife dies due to Lennie stroking her hair. Because Lennie is not aware of his own physical strength he ends up stroking her roughly and breaking her neck. When I did finish reading the book, I saw that John Steinbeck had left a clue to how Curley's wife would die. He did this by having Lennie say that he will break the neck of the animal that hurt his rabbits. This tells me that this is how Curley's wife would die. Lennie first started off by killing a little mouse by stroking it too hard, then a dog in the same way and then he ends up killing Curleys wife in the same way. ...read more.

Conclusion

From when he first met Lennie, Curley took a disliking to him because of his physical appearance and strength. I knew that Curley would not be the one to kill Lennie but it would be George who kills him instead. I gathered this because when Carlson decides that Candy's dog should be killed, Candy, George, and Lennie are sitting in the bunk house when Candy says 'I shouldn't have let no stranger kill ma dog' This tells me that when George knows Lennie is going to die eventually because of what he has done to Curley's wife; George remembers Candy's advice and feels that he should be the one to end Lennie's life rather than a stranger like Curley. ...read more.

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