Of Mice and Men Essay | Of Mice and Men- Archetypes

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Of Mice and Men- Archetypes

Summary: Through the ages, archetypes have constantly shown up in all forms of literature. One specific classic, the hero's quest, is most notably known from the Arthurian legends. The character Lennie in the novel Of Mice and Men demonstrates the archetype of a hero's quest by facing new challenges, being aided by a mentor, and by gaining new insight throughout his journey.
Through the ages, archetypes have constantly shown up in all forms of literature. One specific classic, the hero's quest, is most notably known from the Arthurian legends. The character Lennie in the novel Of Mice and Men demonstrates the archetype of a hero's quest by facing new challenges, being aided by a mentor, and by gaining new insight throughout his journey.

During the course of the novel, Lennie is faced with a variety of challenges. The first obstacle he encounters is remembering things in general. For example, at one point he thinks he has lost his working ticket when he was never in possession of it in the first place. Another example is that George frequently has to remind Lennie to "hide in the brush" (Steinbeck 15) in the event that Lennie gets in trouble again. Another challenge appears once he kills Curley's wife. In his...

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