Of Mice And Men Power Analysis

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Power causes Conflicts
Lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! All uniquely powerful in their own ways. These different powers can be related to real life as well. Need a more precise example. Okay, well how about Of Mice and Men by: John Steinbeck, of the realistic fiction genre. In Sacramento, California during the Great Depression there was these two people. Average going from farm to farm looking for any money they could make. But with that being said there was something about these two, maybe about their relationship. George(a skinny, smart man) and Lennie(a super strong man , lacking intelligence) traveled together, and Lennie did whatever George said. There was always a change of power within the new farm those two worked at. There was changing
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One example of this is how everyone in the book treats the boss with respect. “The boss stepped into the room with the short, quick steps of a fat legged man “I wrote Murray and Ready I wanted two men this morning. You got your work slips?” George reached into his pocket and produced the slips and handed them to the boss. “It wasn't Murray and Ready’s fault. Says right here on this slip that you were here before this morning. George looked down at his feet.”(Steinbeck 21). George looked down showing respect and the fact he was frightened. One could see that since the boss was the one you determines if you continue working or not. If the workers want their weekly paycheck, then they have to be nice to the boss. Beside the boss, one can not forget the boss's son. Curley(or the boss's son) is another one that uses his occupation as an advantage. He is aloud to be cocky and mean to the other workers, because his dad is the boss. ““I'll try to catch him,” said Curley. His eyes passed over the new men and then he stopped. He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbow and his hands closed into fist.”(25; ch. 2) This shows he has a temper, and he’s allowed to show his temper. Also he likes to play tough