Symbols of Mice and Men
In the Mice of Men the character Lennie is mentally challenged but he is powerful in stature. His love for animals made his personality visual to show he wouldn’t hurt a fly. His hands that he uses to comfort and nurture these pets often leaves them with crushed skulls. The dead pet’s he has symbolizes shows death and destruction amongst everything.
This shows upcoming death in the story, as it symbolizes events of death in start rolling in. The death of Candy’s dog, the death of Lennie’s puppy, and the death of Curly’s wife. The symbol was more of an omen than anything else because of the outcome of this omen end up in a death.
The grief in the story is also a representative of the dead pets, because Lennie has grieved over all of them. As Lennie killed his pet puppy he grieved over the death of the young pup. When he killed Curly’s wife, the worker’s and Curly grieved over her death in a vengeful mob. When George killed Lennie he grieved over his dead body as he killed his friend who was like a brother to him but more like a son.
The animals in the story symbolizes death and grief, through out the entire story is death and grief. Watch out for the symbols our else your just plain surprised.