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"Of Mice And Men" By John Steinbeck.

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Of mice and menI will be writing this essay on "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. This book is about a couple of friends called George, the leader and Lennie who travel together. They work at ranches, but because Lennie always mucks it up, as you will see, they have to keep on moving from ranch to ranch.The novel is set in America, South of California, in a place called Solidad. Solidad means loneliness in Spanish. The characters in the book are: George, Lennie, Candy, Candy's dog, Curly and his wife, Crooks, Slim and Carlson. Their lives are full of loneliness, hatred, and only thinking about number one. The characters that are lonely are: Candy, for a little bit, Curly and his wife, Crooks, Slim and Carlson. They are lonely because they have no dreams, nothing to look forwards to and no hope.They all have their different personalities and style. George is "dressed in denim trousers and denim coat with brass buttons" he had a black, shapeless hat and carried a blanket rolled over his shoulder. George was "small and quick, dark of face with restless eyes and sharp, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose." Lennie was dressed the same as George but he was huge "behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders, he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws." Lennie's arms are described as "his arms did not swing at his side, but hung loosely and only moved because the heavy hands were pendular." I think George is a born leader because all through the story he is in charge of Lennie, telling him when to speak and when not to. Lennie to my mind is a sheep always following George always copping him. Lennie always does thing, bad things, but afterwards he says things like "he aint gonna let me tend no rabbits." Lennie loves to stroke and touch soft things. This is not to his advantage.George and Lennie have a special relationship. Their relationship is called *friendship*. Although it has not always been this way. George used to make Lennie do stupid things for a joke, but one time he told Lennie to jump into a river which he did and almost died. Since George and Lennie have built up a really good friendship. Lennie loves George to piece. He could not live without him. George is definitely in control. They travel together because they were both were born in Auburn. When Aunt Clara died Lennie just tagged on.Candy is an old man and he has lost his right hand. Candy is a caretaker, whose friend is an old smelly dog. The dog gets shot in the back of its head to be put out of its misery. Now his only friend is dead he is lonely and thinks that he cannot get another jog because of his hand. He tries to stop being lonely by buying into George and Lennie's dream. By buying into George and Lennie's dream and friendship he is not lonely and they can almost make their dream possible.Crooks is a "niggar" a dark skinned man. Crooks is a stable back "his body...

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