John Steinbeck Writing Styles in Of Mice and Men

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Point of View

The story is told from the third person, objective/omniscient point of view. The primary point of focus is that of George, with the narrative centering primarily on his perspectives, actions, and reactions. Throughout the work, however, there are frequent narrations and/or descriptions of setting, most notably in Parts 1 and 6 (where the focus is on the environment in and around the small pond where George and Lennie are introduced) and Part 5 (where the focus is on the environment and atmosphere in and around the barn). There are also narrative excursions into the mind and experience of other characters, most notably Crooks (chapter four) and Lennie (chapter six), where the writing focuses on their experiences and thoughts.

In terms of the work’s thematic point of view, and as previously discussed, there is the clear sense that the author intends, to some degree and for whatever...

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