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Carefully Chosen Names and Symbolism in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Summary: Steinbeck chose names carefully in Of Mice And Men. In this story Steinbeck used a specific symbol to represent each main character in the book. Lennie resembled and animal with a child's brain, Curley's wife symbolized the mistreatment of all women in the 1930s and Slim resembled a godlike person who influenced many of his peers.

What was it like to live in the 1930s? The story Of Mice and Men unveiled what people went through during this time period. Of Mice and Men is a story about two friends, Lennie and George, and how they encounter different people at their job in California. Some lives were taken away easily. Curley's wife was a woman that was mistreated. Lennie is a man that resembled an animal. Slim was a man that was godlike. Steinbeck chose names and personality carefully in Of Mice and Men and several of the chosen names are symbolic.

Curley's wife resembled how all the women in the 1930's were mistreated. Curley's wife had no name or nickname. They all just called her Curley's wife. They had no respect for her and tried to avoid her in any way they could: "Maybe...

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