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What Part does anger and violence play in Of Mice and Men?

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Introduction

What Part does anger and violence play in Of Mice and Men? In the beginning of the novel we find that George and Lennie had to run away from Weed before they are lynched by an angry mob. "An you ain't gonna do no bad thing like you done in Weed...they run us outta Weed". This first encounter of an act of violence really emphasized that the two workers life was really hard as they always found trouble through Lennie's mental difficulties. Another act of violence was not on a person, but a mouse. With Lennie's childlike mind he loves to stroke mice. ...read more.

Middle

The men quickly looked around to the old man" Carlson is a typical ranch worker, as they move around from ranch to ranch; they don't build any solid relationships. This causes loneliness and isolation in ranch workers. This arises abnormal behaviour and casual violence. The fight of Lennie and Curley showed Curley's insecurity and Lennie's Disability. "Then Curley's rage exploded. 'Come on, ya bi barstard. Get up on your feet. No big son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at me.' Lennie looked helplessly at George" Curley's insecurity really shows how he connate take someone supposedly laughing at him. He is trying to prove himself for his own self of steam. ...read more.

Conclusion

The economic pressures lead to anger. The boss was very angry as the expected workers arrived late. "Says right here on the slip that you was to be here for work this morning." Being a boss he generates crops through labour, without workers, the process cant work efficiently resulting in money loss. This makes the boss angry due to this financial crisis that makes it vital to produce a good turn-over. Loneliness creates anger as well. When Crooks threatens Lennie verbally, crooks create a picture of loneliness for Lennie of which states that George might leave him. "Well, s'pose, jus' s'pose he don't come back. What'll you do then?" Lennie gets angry as he knows he has got nothing if George leaves him. ?? ?? ?? ?? Edward Mellen 20/04/2009 ...read more.

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