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English Literature (Of Mice And Men) Mind Map on Candy, created by KittyG-S on 04/05/2014.

Created by KittyG-S over 5 years ago
OMAM - Themes
Of Mice and Men - Slim
Of Mice and Men - Candy
Maths GCSE - What to revise!
Geography: Population
Of Mice and Men Plot Overview
Landon Valencia
Of Mice and Men Quotes
Of Mice and Men Characters - Key essay points
Lilac Potato
Of Mice & Men Themes - Key essay points
Lilac Potato
Of Mice and Men Section Overview
1 Lonely/ isolated
1.1 Judged because of his age and physical stability e.g by Curley's wife, she makes him feel useless
1.2 Had a long true friendship with his dog but now the dog is dead, he feels alone
1.3 The old, frail dog was a mirror image of him, now he feels he may get "canned" too
1.4 Excited by the dream, but when Lennie/ Curley's wife dash their hopes he is sad again and even yells at her dead body
2 Foreshadows Lennie's death
2.1 His dog's death foreshadows Lennie's death, they are both shot in the same way and with the same gun (Carlson's gun)
2.2 Confides to George about his regret, wishes he killed the dog himself. His words influence George's decision to shoot Lennie out of love


  • "I ought to have shot that dog myself, George. I didn't ought to have let no stranger shoot my dog."
2.3 Deaths progress in a hierarchy, from a mouse (at the start, in Lennie's pocket) to a dog, to humans. 2 animal deaths mirror 2 human deaths.
2.4 Both deaths are mercy killings and are both sanctioned by Slim, who seems to have the highest authority on the ranch.
2.5 Candy was powerless to stop his dog's death like George is powerless to stop Lennie's
2.6 Lennie is often described as an animal, so the dog dying foreshadows another 'animal' death
3 A gossip
3.1 Talks about Slim, Crooks, Curley and his wife and the boss. Gives his opinions on them, mostly negative except for Slim
3.1.1 He gossips, but because he is lonely he is pleased to have people to talk to
4 Philosophical
4.1 Knows human nature, gives an insight into why Curley is so aggressive


  • "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at 'em because he ain't a big guy."
4.2 Is appreciative of the boss, respectful of him and Slim
4.3 Fair-minded of the boss, opinionated

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