"The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line....

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Mind Map on "The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line...., created by Libby Dallin on 01/20/2015.
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"The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line....
1 His closed fist was lost in Lennie's big hand."
1.1 Closed Fist - shows the hidden aggression
1.1.1 Lost agression
1.1.2 Here Curley has really lost the fight.
1.2 Lost - Makes Lennie seem even bigger
1.2.1 Links to Curley boxing - he has lost something for once!
1.2.2 Lost his honour - often frowned upon
1.3 Big hand - Simple language
1.3.1 Compared to the use of techniques before
1.3.1.1 Shows Lennie's simplicity
1.4 Use of word hand - gentle reminder that Lennie is human and childlike.
1.4.1 Keeps going the theme of hands throughout
2 Links to previous quote
2.1 Lennie takes little time to lose his temper
2.1.1 Like a goat
2.1.2 Adds to our sense of Lennie's disabilities
3 Limpness and weakness
3.1 Opposite of Curley's initial behaviour
3.1.1 Juxtopostion
4 Simile here
4.1 Fish links to the bear before
4.1.1 Bears hunt fish
4.1.1.1 'Huge Paws"
4.1.2 Fish out of water, Curly is out of his depth
5 Curley has been caught - on a line.
5.1 Links to menial work done on ranches
5.2 Curley is trapped
5.3 Defenceless
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