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Of Mice and Men Marxist Lens

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FC: Michelle M. Per 3-4

1: When reading, the marxist lens shows what characters have power, and which characters don't. Power is defined by someone's wealth, looks, fame, etc.

6: ''[Lennie] drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse” (Steinbeck 3). This statement shows how Lennie is portrayed as an animal when he is drinking water, it makes him look inferior to other humans.

7: When George says '' Give it here!" (Steinbeck 6) to Lennie, it shows how George is in charge.

10: the flowers are blooming | When Lennie says "Now maybe George ain't gonna let me tend no rabbits" (Steinbeck 85), it shows that he is under George's command. This quote also shows that Lennie depends on George.

11: When Crooks says "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black"(Steinbeck 80) shows how he feels inferior to white men. He can't befriend anyone or do whatever he wants.

14: When Curley's wife says "Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny" (Steinbeck 81) to Crooks, it shows how she is superior to him. It also shows how she could have him killed, and this is because she's white and he's black.

15: “They had walked in a single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other” (Steinbeck 3). This statement shows how when Lennie and George walk, George walks in front of Lennie. Because of this it is inferred that George is superior to Lennie.

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  • Title: Of Mice and Men Marxist Lens
  • Michelle M.
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  • Published: about 7 years ago