only seeks trouble. He is inconsiderate towards his workers and simply does not have the ability to see the other side of his actions. In any event, the voice of the Steinbeck that conveys the moral of Of Mice And Men is articulated through the book’s characters. Individually each character has their own dialect, and tone. George and Lennie are much more comfortable in a natural setting away from responsibility, and higher status men. The way they talk fluctuates between the river, bunkhouse, and barn. The natural word to George is his get out free card. He know how to live off the land
and stay under the radar. Lennie wouldn't last a week out in nature by himself. George knows and tells him so when Lennie threatens to go live in the mountains in a cave. George responds to Lennie like he is kidding but he is making a serious analogy when he says, “You can jus’ as well go to hell” (18) meaning that he knows Lennie wouldn't survive on his own for any period of time. The identity of the characters is really defined in their tone of voice and throughout the novel a development of character is noticeable in Lennie. He has learned by repetition and memorization. He knows what's right and wrong, however he doesn't know how to stop himself from doing one or the other. John Steinbeck is a phenomenal literary artist who can condense a complex series of events into a short book. Of Mice And Men is a depiction of life for people on the lower end of the work spectrum. Through very in depth descriptions and astounding characters the themes of the book are transformed into authentic experiences. Nature is present in Of Mice And Men however it is difficult to decipher because it is a work of Steinbeck. When one successfully investigates a theme, the result exists in every aspect of the book.
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