Of mice and men

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1 Setting
1.1 1930s
1.1.1 Written in 1937
1.1.1.1 By John Steinbeck
1.2 Ranch
1.2.1 Bunkhouse
1.3 Great Depression
1.3.1 Migrant Workers
1.4 South of soledad, California
1.4.1 Salinas River
1.5 title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse"
2 Characters
2.1 Lennie

Attachments:

2.1.1 Child like
2.1.1.1 Lacks common sense
2.1.2 Huge
2.1.2.1 Strong
2.1.2.2 Clumsy
2.1.3 Feeling soft things
2.1.3.1 Curleys wife's hair
2.1.3.2 Slims Puppy's
2.1.3.3 Dead Mice
2.2 George

Attachments:

2.2.1 Cares for Lennie
2.2.2 Small
2.2.2.1 Intelligent
2.2.3 'Restless eyes'
2.2.3.1 Unhappy
2.2.3.1.1 Constantly having to watch over Lennie
2.2.4 Opposite personality to Lennie
2.3 Slim

Attachments:

2.3.1 'Jerkline Skinner'
2.3.1.1 In control of a team of horses
2.3.2 Prince of the Ranch
2.3.2.1 The leading worker in the bunkhouse
2.3.3 understands Lennie and Georges relationship
2.4 Curley
2.4.1 The Bosses son
2.4.2 Ex boxer
2.4.3 Jealous
2.4.3.1 Of Lennies Size
2.4.4 When Lennie Cripples his hand
2.5 Curleys wife
2.5.1 Dislikes Curley
2.5.1.1 Unhappy
2.5.2 Ambition to be a movie star
2.5.3 Misundersood
2.5.3.1 Kind
2.5.4 Lonely
2.5.4.1 Only woman on the ranch
2.6 Candy

Attachments:

2.6.1 Old
2.6.1.1 Cripple
2.6.1.1.1 Has one hand
2.6.1.2 Worries that his age will make him useless
2.6.2 Intrested in George and Lennie's dream about owning a small farm
2.6.3 His old dog is shot by Carlson
2.7 Crooks
2.7.1 Stable buck
2.7.1.1 Crippled
2.7.1.1.1 Crooked spine
2.7.1.2 Lives seperate to the other workers
2.7.1.2.1 In the barn
2.7.1.2.1.1 Not allowed in the Bunkhouse
2.7.1.3 Indipendent
2.7.1.3.1 Victimised for being black
3 Themes
3.1 Human Fragility
3.1.1 Happiness can easily be taken
3.1.2 When Lennie crushes Curley's hand
3.1.2.1 Easily without effort
3.1.3 The moment Lennie dies
3.1.3.1 Easily by the pull of a trigger
3.2 Dream and Reality
3.2.1 George and Lennie's Dream
3.2.1.1 Indipendence
3.2.1.2 Draws in Candy and Crooks
3.2.1.3 A dream shared by thousands of other migrant workers
3.2.2 Curleys wife has a dream of being a movie star
3.2.2.1 Pathetic
3.2.3 Ranch hands dream of being 'Cowboys' after reading about them in 'Pulp magazine'
3.3 Pessimism or Optimism
3.3.1 Pessimism
3.3.1.1 Other themes are quite pessimistic
3.3.1.2 Dark ending
3.3.2 Ending
3.3.2.1 Could be seen in two aspects
3.3.2.2 George is no longer tied down by lennie
3.3.2.3 George is now lonely like every other migrant worker
3.3.2.4 Lennies Death can be seen as an act of kindness
3.3.2.5 Lennie's death was inevitable
3.3.2.5.1 George rather had him die painlessly and quickly
3.3.3 Optimism
3.3.3.1 George is not lonely, he has Lennie
3.3.3.2 The natural dignity Slim
3.4 Protest and Racial Justice
3.4.1 Racial Discrimination
3.4.1.1 Crooks
3.4.2 Disability
3.4.2.1 Lennie
3.4.2.1.1 Mentally impaired
3.4.2.2 Crooks
3.4.2.2.1 Crooked spine
3.4.2.3 Candy
3.4.2.3.1 One hand
3.4.2.3.2 Old
3.4.3 Old age
3.4.3.1 Candy
3.5 Loneliness
3.5.1 George an Lennie are not lonely because they have each other
3.5.1.1 Candy and Crooks are Jelous of this relationship
3.5.2 It kills Curleys wife
3.5.2.1 She appears happier when she is dead
3.5.3 Nobody really understands the relationship between Lennie and George
3.5.3.1 Slim is the only one that understands the relationship
3.5.3.1.1 Slim is the only one that feel empathetic for George when Lennie dies
3.6 Relationships
3.6.1 George and Lennie
3.6.1.1 Their dream of one day owning a ranch
3.6.1.2 Relationship destroyed along with the dream when George kills Lennie
3.6.2 Candy and his dog
3.6.2.1 Candy has a Sentimental attachment to his dog
3.6.2.2 The dog is like its owner
3.6.2.2.1 Old
3.6.3 Friendship between the ranchworkers
3.6.3.1 Excludes the disabled ones
3.6.3.1.1 Crooks
3.6.3.1.2 Candy
3.6.3.1.3 Lennie
3.6.4 The happiest people on the ranch are not in a relationship
3.6.4.1 Carlson
3.6.4.2 Slim
3.6.4.3 The Boss
3.6.5 Curley and his wife
3.6.5.1 Curleys wife is unhappy
3.6.5.1.1 Lonely
3.6.5.2 Curley is arogant and self-centered
3.6.5.2.1 He doesnt care much for his wife

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