Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men

In ?Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck uses animal imagery to describe Lennie and links the death of Lennie to the killing of Candy?s dog. Candy has a dog that is very old, smells bad, and is useless. George has Lennie and he is very strong, but very slow mentally and always gets George into trouble. Candy is unable to kill his dog, which he later regrets, but George knows he must kill Lennie.
Steinbeck uses animal imagery to describe Lennie in the book ?Of Mice and Men.? Many times Steinbeck refers to Lennie?s hands as paws. In the beginning of the story Steinbeck says, ?Lennie dabbed his big paw in the water,? and he also says on the same page, ?Snorting into the water like a horse,? comparing Lennie to a horse. When handing over the mouse to George, he refers to Lennie as a dog by saying, ?Slowly like a terrier, Lennie approached, drew back, and approached again.? During the fight with Lennie

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