Of Mice and Men Essay | How the Novel Of Mice and Men Relates to Today's Society

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How the Novel Of Mice and Men Relates to Today's Society

Summary: Discusses the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinback. Examines the major themes in the book. Compares the strugges of characters in the book to those faced by people in today's society.
Society is the order and way people live within a community from its laws to its social groups. However, this does not mean that the society always agrees with each other. Society is a constant search for a balance between right and wrong.

The book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck addresses the struggle of the individuals trying to fit into "society's role" for them. The story begins with Lennie, a tall guy who isn't as tough as he appears to be. As we get to know him, we see that society misjudges him because what he is on the inside is not what's on the outside.

In the beginning of the book, Lennie wanted to keep a dead mouse, but, George wouldn't let him. When he tries to tell George that he just wants to keep the mouse because it's like a friend to him, George refuses and then Lennie starts to cry. George told him, "Blubberin' like a baby! Jesus Christ! A big guy like you. " Even though George is Lennie's best and only friend, he still says hurtful things sometimes, even when he doesn't mean it. Because of the fact that Lennie is slow, he doesn't take it the right way. Because Lennie is a big, tall guy so everyone thinks that he's this mean person, yet he doesn't mean any harm.

Also, one time Curly wanted to beat up Lennie. There was no real reason; the only reason was that he wanted to prove to people that he could beat up someone that is larger than he is. Curly thought that beating up Lennie would make people look up to him because he is so "macho." Yet, when he goes to beat up Lennie, George tells him to go for it, and he crushes Curly's hand, which proves Curly wrong.

In conclusion, people are not as they always seem to be. Even thought some people look tough on the outside, they aren't always so tough on the inside. Sometimes, they are nicer than anyone could imagine. On the contrary, some people look very innocent on the outside, and are really mean on the inside. You should never judge someone because of their appearances.

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