Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men
1 Themes
1.1 American Dream
1.2 Lonliness
1.3 Compansionship
1.4 Racism and sexism
2 Characters
2.1 George
2.2 Lennie
2.3 Workers
2.3.1 Slim
2.3.1.1 Leading worker in the bunk house
2.3.1.1.1 Masculine
2.3.1.1.2 Strong
2.3.1.2 Slim gives Lennie a puppy
2.3.1.3 Comforts George for killing Lennie
2.3.1.3.1 Intelligant
2.3.1.3.2 Understanding
2.3.1.4 Agrees that candys dog should be killed
2.3.1.4.1 Respected
2.3.1.4.2 Listened too
2.3.1.4.2.1 Power
2.3.1.4.2.2 Importance
2.3.2 Candy
2.3.2.1 Lost his right arm
2.3.2.1.1 Reduced to worst job, 'Swamper'
2.3.2.1.1.1 Finds Curleys Wifes dead body
2.3.2.1.1.2 Age and physical weakness emphasied
2.3.2.1.1.2.1 Strong Statement of the novel: such people are worthy of our respect
2.3.2.2 Warns George and Lennie about Curley
2.3.2.2.1 Friendship
2.3.2.2.1.1 Offers $300 to help by the farm (dream)
2.3.2.2.2 Caring
2.3.2.2.3 Had a hard life
2.3.2.3 Allows Carlson to shoot his old dog
2.3.2.3.1 Relationship with dog like George's relationship with Lennie
2.3.2.3.2 Symbolises the idea that once you become old and can't work your just seen as surplus population and not wanted (on a ranch)
2.3.3 Crooks
2.3.3.1 Stable Buck
2.3.3.1.1 Lives in stable
2.3.3.1.1.1 Isolated
2.3.3.1.1.2 Sympathise with him
2.3.3.1.2 'Busted' Spine
2.3.3.1.2.1 Disability
2.3.3.1.2.1.1 Lives with constant pain
2.3.3.1.3 Curleys with has power over him: Get him lynched if she cries rape
2.3.3.1.3.1 Doesnt want to be involved in the dream
2.3.3.1.3.2 Victim of racial prejudice
2.3.3.1.4 Proud, Independent and Intelligant
2.4 Curleys Wife
3 Plot
3.1 Section 1
3.1.1 George and Lennie have walked a long way, towards the ranch and stop at the Salinas River
3.1.2 They had to leave their previous job because Lennie touched a girls dress
3.1.3 We learn that Lennie is slow understanding: where he is petting a dead mouse
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