Of Mice and Men Essay | Flaws of Human Nature in "Of Mice and Men"

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Flaws of Human Nature in "Of Mice and Men"

Summary: John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" teaches a grim lesson of the flaws of human nature using characters to represent groups of the population at the time.
Everyone in Of Mice and Men instinctively is out to get everyone else, although they are in the same basic situation. The first and perhaps strongest example of this could be the way Crooks attacks Lenny by taking advantage of his mental disability. "`S'pose George don't come back no more. S'pose he took a powder and just ain't coming back. What'll you do then"' [Crooks said]... Crooks' face lighted with pleasure in his torture." (p. 71) There is no good reason for this cruelty; Lennie has done nothing to deserve the torture, but still Crooks feels the need to attack him. Curly is also always out to get someone. "`[Curly]'s alla time picking scraps with big guys....You seen little guys like that, ain't you? Always scrappy.'" (p. 26) Again, he gets in a fight with Lennie, although Lennie's done...

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