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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men Themes: Violence Themes: Violence
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The novel has many examples of a kind of needless violence. For example, Candy relates how the boss gave them whisky and allowed a fight to take place in the bunkhouse.
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Curley Curley Curley is the most obviously violent character. Whenever he appears there is a feeling of tension. Curley is described as pugnacious when we first meet him, and causes George to remark '...what the hell's he got on his shoulder.‘ Candy explains that Curley often picks on big guys ( a sure sign of trouble for Lennie). We are prepared for Curley's later anger, which culminates at the end in his wish to '. .. shoot him in the guts.'
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Carlson Carlson Carlson is another character associated with violence. He is unconcerned about killing Candy's dog (and in fact callously cleans the gun in Candy's presence). He goes to watch the fun when Curley thinks Slim may be with his wife, and later goads Curley more, threatening to '. .. kick your head off.'
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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