Steinbeck cleverly makes the fight between curley and lennie so dramatic by using various techniques aswell, earlier on in the book george tells everyone that no one should pick a fight with lennie as he is extremely strong. John steinbeck, in his novel of mice and men, makes use of similes and foreshadowing to keep readers in touchshow more content lennie`s character gets better and better as the story progresses, especially through the use of similes. How does steinbeck use a discovery in a pulp magazine to reinforce one of the themes of the novel the wish of bill tenner (to have his letter in the magazine) comes true, which rarely happens in the novel steinbeck is reinforcing the theme of the impossibility of the american dream.
Steinbeck depicts the george and lennie’s companionship through body language, speech, description of the place as well as contrasting other characters’ attitudes towards their relationship the word relationship is described in the oxford dictionary “as the way in which two or more people or groups regard and behave towards each other. How does steinbeck present lennie and george in the 1st chapter lennie and george’s father and son like relationship is clearly one of love, although from the beginning we sense george’s frustration due to lennie’s constant childish behaviour.
Steinbeck avoids using the typical “negro” dialect when he records crooks’s speech yet it is the cadence of words and sentences that separate him from lennie and the others it is the words themselves that show him to be different, not the accent. Because lennie is a bit slow he does not know when to stop so the ranch workers have to help george to get lennie off of curley this helps because it took around three men to get lennie off of curley, and you realise just how strong lennie is. The chapter ends with curley's crushed hand and lennie's (and george's) claims that lennie didn't mean to hurt anyone, foreshadowing later events george and lennie's relationship is further developed by steinbeck in george's discussion with slim george makes his need for lennie clear when he tells slim about the incident at the river. In particular, the recurring element of the 'american dream', and it's dismal achievability, is used to signify the relationship between lennie and george it exemplifies one of the reasons why we find the two characters together their differences are made apparent yet they both share and hold onto this strong sense of longing for this scenario, no matter how out of reach it is.
Steinbeck presents crooks, the stable buck, as bitter towards the american dream because he hasn’t been able to get any of it, therefore he doesn’t believe in it. What literary device does steinbeck use in the following passage explain its purpose steinbeck wants to be sure that the reader does not forget what lennie is capable of steinbeck uses smaller incidents throughout the story to remind the reader that lennie is capable of violence, but the dead puppy also illustrates that lennie does not. How does steinbeck's distinctive use of language/ structure/ imagery contribute to the themes in of mice and men the overriding themes in of mice and men are those of the american dream and the theme of friendship and loyalty between the characters, especially between george and lennie. The language is simple but sentimental, so the reader realizes that george and lennie have a soft side lennie asks george to describe the dream in chapter 1.
Also george seems to swear quite a lot and mainly towards lennie where he calls him a “crazy bastard” this use of profanity and pronunciation portrays george to be rather uneducated, we can expect this as steinbeck was a farm labourer for a time. Steinbeck first introduces the reader to george and lennie at the beginning of the novel ‘a few miles south of soledad’, this essay will explore how steinbeck presents lennie and george’s companionship throughout “of mice and men” friendship is presented through body language between lennie and george.
Not only does this way of structuring the novel give it a feeling of wholeness, it also reinforces steinbeck's central point about lennie's incompatibility with the social world he doesn't fit in the shared spaces - the bunk house, etc - while, in contrast, he romanticizes the natural world, repeatedly promising to live like a bear in a cave. 1 the impressions that language gives the reader 2 why steinbeck chooses to use specific words to present a character / theme in a certain way steinbeck and his novel 1 the novel has an underlying morality that cuts beneath all the characters and the central themes 2.
Ways in which the creators and readers of texts use language techniques and conventions to make meaning of mice and men author john steinbeck type of work novel genre fiction tragedy language what two emotional states does lennie go through as he reacts to killing the pup explain why he feels the way he does for each. The novel by john steinbeck, of mice and men, is set in the times of the great depression steinbeck had abandoned the romantic view of mankind s occupying a special place in nature or that man is guided towards special ends the author`s ability to use literary devices through the book helps in direct characterization and lets readers get. Steinbeck uses descriptive language to convey to the reader an almost dreamlike image of the settings stylistically, instead of concise sentences, he uses long sentences that have slow and languid feel the beautiful, idealized scenery is a backdrop to the relationship between george, lennie, and the other workers on the farm. How effectively does steinbeck use language here analyse the quote why does curley agree not to tell his father, the boss, about lennie hurting him 3 responses to how does steinbeck make the fight between lennie and curley so dramatic and full of tension how does steinbeck make the fight between lennie and curley so.