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of mice and men

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Introduction

Of Mice And Men The novel is set in souldad, the inspiration for the novel comes from Robert burns poem to a mouse, "the best laid schemes o' mice and men, gang aft agley". This translated means "no matter how well we plan the future, things often go wrong". The book is about 2 men George and Lennie, these guys have a very boring and lonely life. They get so little money. The other people in the novel are also lonely such as Curly's wife as she is the only female on the ranch this makes her very lonely. Crooks is lonely because the only black person on the ranch, he is discriminated against and has a room on his own, he has no friends and he gets treated unfairly by the white guys on the ranch. Candy is also lonely because he is an old man and only had his dog, but later on in the novel his dog gets shot so he is more lonely, as he gets older he will be no use on the ranch which makes him a lot like his dog, his dog got shot because he had nothing else to give to the ranch. ...read more.

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Candy is an old man he does little jobs on the ranch, he is kind and makes friends with George and Lennie later on in the novel. His "friend" was his dog which eventually gets shot because it is no longer of use on the ranch. He had nothing for the future but when George and Lennie told him about the ranch he said he could help out and put some money towards and then he had something to look forward to. Crooks is a black man and he likes to read, he is smart, has a crooked back. He lives on the ranch and has his own room away from the white guys. He describes himself as being treated unfairly all his life and he is forced to spend his time on his own with no one to talk to, he has no friends and he is bitter because he is mad about being discriminated against. Curly's wife is trouble and she wears a red spotted dress. All the farm workers say that she is "jailbait", all the workers are frightened to talk to her because she might get them into trouble by Curly. ...read more.

Conclusion

starts talking to him and this leads to Lennie feeling her hair because he likes silky soft things and because Curly's wife starts screaming "let go" he starts to panic and doesn't let go. He breaks her neck and she dies. This affects George, Lennie and candy's relationship because now they will never get that ranch of there own. In my overall opinion I think that George and Lennie's relationship was positive and George wont forget the times they have had. And I think that candy was a very nice man and he is upset about the dog being shot. I think that crooks shouldn't be treated unfairly I think he is a nice man and is well educated because he likes to read books. My opinion on Curly's wife is that she was just a lonely girl on the ranch who was bored and even though she caused trouble sometimes she didn't deserve to die. I think that that incident in the barn was a very key point in the novel, it end up spoiling the dream and shows "the best laid schemes o' mice and men, gang aft agley". ...read more.

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