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Of mice and Men

the five motifs of "Of Mice and Men"

levi graham

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Of mice and Men

"Of Mice and Men" Forshadowing/Death Lennie killing the soft, innocent mice by stroking them too hard The death of candy’s dog because its useless,indicating another character will die later
George saying how much easier life would be without Lennie.
The Death of Lennie’s puppy Lennie Getting shot in the back of the head just like the dog
Isolation / Loneliness
Crook’s being Isolated and discriminated against because he is black

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. . . . With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack jus' because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us."
"All kin's a vegetables in the garden, and if we want a little whisky we can sell a few eggs or something, or some milk. We'd jus' live there. We'd belong there. There wouldn't be no more runnin' round the country and gettin' fed by a Jap cook. No, sir, we'd have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunk house."
"Never you mind. A guy got to sometimes."(Gorge isolating Lennie by not letting him do things) Control Boss of the farm controls all of his workers
Self-Esteem Curlys wife for being a girl and the only girl on the farm
Lennie being able to stay calm and quite while people yell at him and not have a temper for how big he is

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