Of Mice and Men

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Mind map of the main parts of the book of mice and men.

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Of Mice and Men
1 Themes
1.1 Discrimination
1.1.1 Racism
1.1.1.1 Crooks
1.1.1.2 'Nigger'
1.1.1.3 'Negro'
1.1.2 Sexism
1.1.2.1 Curley's Wife
1.1.2.2 'hi good lookin'
1.1.3 Disability
1.1.3.1 Lennie
1.2 Loneliness
1.2.1 Workers
1.2.2 Travelling
1.3 Friendship
1.3.1 George + Lennie
1.3.1.1 Different
1.4 American Dream
1.4.1 Freedom
1.4.2 Equality
1.4.3 Success
1.5 Man + Nature
2 Steinbeck
2.1 Nature
2.1.1 Pathetic Fallacy
2.1.2 Death
2.1.3 Metaphors
2.2 Discrimination
2.2.1 Displaying opinions
2.2.1.1 Steinbeck challenging morals?
2.2.1.1.1 Start of change?
2.2.1.1.2 Start of the change?
2.3 Play
2.3.1 Acts
2.3.1.1 Starts with nature

Annotations:

  • Genesis Garden Of Eden Utopia
2.3.1.1.1 People enter
2.3.1.1.1.1 Destruction of peace

Annotations:

  • Darwin
2.3.1.1.1.1.1 Cliff hanger
2.4 Death
2.4.1 Progressive
2.4.2 Foreshadowing
2.4.3 Animals
2.4.3.1 Suggesting Lennie is an animal
2.4.3.2 Mouse

Annotations:

  • Get bigger and more significant
2.4.3.2.1 Dog
2.4.3.2.1.1 Curley's Wife
2.4.3.2.1.1.1 Lennie
2.5 Words
2.5.1 Economic

Annotations:

  • Uses every word to effect, and doesn't waste any words, hence the book being so small
2.5.2 Descriptive
3 Characters
3.1 Slim

Annotations:

  • The wise 'old' man of the group, he's wiser than his years and understands his surroundings.
3.2 Crooks

Annotations:

  • He is the stable buck. He is black. But the reader is surprised to discover that he is actually very well read and intelligent. He is treated like scum. He isn't allowed to sleep in the same bunk as the others.
3.3 George
3.3.1 Short / Sharp
3.3.1.1 Features
3.3.1.2 Speech
3.4 Lennie
3.4.1 Big / Slow
3.4.1.1 Description
3.4.1.2 Speech
3.5 Candy

Annotations:

  • Old man. Tries to join onto G+L's farm idea, for a sense of belonging and american dream.
3.5.1 Candy's Dog

Annotations:

  • Gets shot by Carlson as it is old and no use. Candy becomes very lonely as that was his companionship.
3.6 Curley

Annotations:

  • A small character that likes to pick on people bigger than him for fights. Gets into a fight with lennie, and lennie squashes his hand.
3.7 Boss

Annotations:

  • Never meet the boss. Only hear about him.
3.8 Candy's Wife

Annotations:

  • A flirty type, but the likely hood is she is also lonely. Although being married to Curley it does not seem as though she enjoys this relationship. She gets killed by Lennie.
3.9 Old Suzy

Annotations:

  • respected 'whore house' where the men usually spend their weekly pay
3.10 Aunt Clara

Annotations:

  • Dead. But is often referred back to as a source of comfort for Lennie.
4 Language
4.1 Realistic
4.2 Informal
4.2.1 'ain't'
4.2.2 'outta'
4.2.3 'whatta'
4.2.4 'where the hell'
4.2.5 'awright'
4.2.6 'damn hot'
4.3 Slang
4.4 Simplistic Description
4.5 Simplistic Description

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