Spicing up of Mice and Men In of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses many figurative language to engage the readers in the story. Of Mice and Men is a story about two migrant workers, trying to find a job. The main characters in the story are George and Lennie. George who is the “small and quick and dark of face” ; Lennie on the other hand is a man of tremendous size and has the mind of a young child. With hope and dreams, these two men cling onto each other to achieve them. To give the story a more interesting flow, Steinbeck uses many figurative languages. Steinbeck uses simile, personification, and metaphor to appeal to the emotions of the readers. Similes in the story was used to engaged and invoke emotions in the reader. An example , “snorting into the water like a horse” (Steinbeck 3). In this simile the author is saying that the way Lennie drinks is similar to how a horse drinks. Lennie and a horse are similar in the way their mind works: if its thirsty it drinks, if its hungry it eats, if its tired it sleeps. They do this without any real thought about what's going to happen when they become hungry or thirsty. This simile makes the reader imagine Lennie as an actual horse. Another example is , “Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages” (Steinbeck 31). the authors is saying the in this simile its comparing Curley’s wife's hair to sausages. Also the simile is effective because Steinbeck is comparing her to meat, which is symbolic for the way she is treated by the others, as a piece of property or meat. The simile makes readers imagine little rolled sausages on her head. Along with simile, Steinbeck uses another type of figurative language which is personification. The use of personification in the story grabs the readers attention , making them more involved. For example, “The shade climbs up the hills towards the top.” (Steinbeck 2) This is an example of personification because shade cannot literally climb up a hill. Steinbeck is trying to portray a more human quality in the shade. Its making the readers imagine the shades having legs like human , climbing up towards the hills. Another example, “A little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn” (Steinbeck 65)
Steinbeck described where the shed is located in comparison to the barn. He could’ve said the shed was next to the barn but instead he defined the shed as being lazy in its posture just leaning on the barn. This personification forms a…
Critical Analysis of Mice and Men!
￼Of Mice and Men is a commonly used work of literature due essentially to the form and the issues it raises. John Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, verses contextual description, makes the work accessible to younger readers, as does his use of repeating images. of equal importance is the way in which he throws in the themes of friendship and loneliness. By focusing on a group of loners, Steinbeck highlights the isolation and sense of being different that can…
Of mice and Men, the novel by John Steinbeck, is one of the most important texts in American literature because the characters represent significant roles that shows in the real world. During the Great Depression back in the 1930’s, many individuals had an American Dream that one will achieve, but had to be adjourn. There are many themes that are in the book of Mice and Men that stands out, but the one that stands out the most is a Dream Deferred. The theme is the most meaningful to the reader…
Of Mice and Men
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"Ain’t many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." (38). Of Mice and Men is a genius book written by John Steinbeck. The book itself has many themes. This paper is going to focus on loneliness. Steinbeck does a good job showing loneliness among people.
The character Crooks, the stable buck, is lonely. He was black. Because he is black, he doesn’t get to hang out with the other…
English- Control Assessment
‘Of Mice and Men’
Of Mice and Men is a short novel written by the author John Steinbeck, in which he explores the themes of friendship and loneliness. Following the lives of the 1930s ranch workers, and the hope of achieving the ‘American Dream’ and how events can conspire…
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Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas, California, a region that became the setting for a lot of his books, including Of Mice and Men. As a teenager, he spent his summers working as a farmer on neighbouring ranches, where his experiences of rural California and its people impressed him deeply. In 1919, he went to Stanford University, where he studied for the next six years before finally leaving without having earned a degree. For the next five years, he worked as a reporter and then as caretaker…
In Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, friendship becomes very valuable early on. Lennie and George are seen as an odd pair since no two men usually travel together, but as the story goes on their friendship is what so many of the ranch workers long for. The characters that Lennie and George run into are hard and tough men but even though they put up walls against others, they want a friend just like Lennie has George and vice versa. We can see that the friendship Lennie and George bring to the story…
Loneliness in Of Mice and Men
One of the most important themes in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is loneliness. Multiple characters in this book are lonely, and all in very different ways. Lennie is a very lonely character. Because of his mental capacity people do not understand him. Curley’s wife is one of the most obvious lonely characters because the only person she can talk to is her husband. Another lonely character is George even though on the outside he does…
The Crucible and Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, and Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, both have similarities and differences that appear through the history of the United States, prejudice, and also through the themes.
Of Mice and Men and The Crucible, share the similarity of teaching the history of the United States throughout the pieces.
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, the reader will be able to learn the history of the United States through the writing style of…
American Literature- 2nd
25 March 2013
Of Mice and Men
“Dammit Lennie!” is something I always imagine George saying every two chapters of this story. George and Lennie were both inspired by real people that Steinbeck met when he was a bindlestiff in the 1920’s. The man who inspired Lennie was a mentally unstable who was very nice but also had major anger problems. Steinbeck used a character like this that can be easily controlled so he could use indirect characterization…