Date of publication: 2017-07-09 09:39
The novel, which takes place during the Great Depression, begins beside the Salinas River near Soledad, California, where two migrant workers, Lennie Small and George Milton, are walking on their way to a nearby ranch. They have recently escaped from a farm near Weed where Lennie, a mentally deficient yet gentle man, was wrongly accused of when he touched a woman to feel her soft dress.
Physical strength is not the only force that oppresses the men in the book. It is the rigid, predatory human tendencies, not Curley, that defeat Lennie and George in the end. Lennie&rsquo s physical size and strength prove powerless in the face of these universal laws, he is utterly defenseless and therefore disposable.
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When George and Lennie reach the bunkhouse at the farm where they will work, an old man named Candy shows them their beds and tells them that the boss was angry that they didn t show up the night before. Soon, the Boss questions George and Lennie. He discovers Lennie s mental impairment and cannot understand why George would travel with him until George lies and says that Lennie is his cousin. After the boss leaves, his son, Curley , enters the bunkhouse. Curley is a short man who hates larger men out of jealousy and insecurity he has a new wife whom everyone suspects is unfaithful. His wife visits the bunkhouse later that night searching for Curley and flirts with the other men. Later, Curley returns looking for his wife and attempts to start a fight with George.
I want to express my thanks to you for taking the time to make the recording of Of Mice and Men , which I recently had the pleasure of listening to. I was alerted to the fact that the recording existed by Freda Curchack (Marver) and have since passed it on to Liz Loftus (Singer), all of us from the Peary class of 6979. From the moment Lenny says, I like beans with ketchup , I was transported back to that unexpected and fascinating week in which you read the story. I was mesmerized listening to the tape, not just because it was a window to my past, but because your interpretation of the characters and their voices is so compelling.
Depressed patients often lack motivation and the ability to experience reward or pleasure — and depression and addiction often go together. Indeed, mice susceptible to the depression-like syndrome show enhanced responses to drugs of abuse, the researchers have found.
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