The rubric of every great novel has some significance. Sometimes that significance can clearly be seen and sometimes you truly have to analyse the book to calculate out the title’s significance. The significance of “Of Mice and Men” can be found by analysing the mice and work forces of the book.
Mice are soft. smooth. and little fragile animate beings. They need attending. protection and fondness. The “mice” of the book are Lennie. Curley’s married woman. Candy’s old Canis familiaris. Lennie’s puppy. and the dead mouse Lennie had in his pocket at the beginning of the novel. Although Lennie is non little of soft or smooth. he is really delicate. We see Lennie as being delicate when he is in Brooks room and Crooks was stating all the what ifs about George. At that point we realize that such things can non be said to Lennie because he panics. The “mice” in the novel are the 1s being used. Curley’s married woman is one of the “mice” and she is used by Curley. Although she married Curley even though she didn’t love him. Curley besides married his married woman merely to exhibit her around. Mice are really little and hence they need protection and that is precisely what George gives Lennie. Through the “mice” Steinbeck shows how society takes advantage of the less fortunate but besides how the hebdomad are treated is left to the strong.
There are two different groups of work forces in the novel. the good work forces and the bad work forces. The bad work forces are Curley. Curley’s pa. and Carlson. These work forces are crabbed. ignorant or other people’s feelings. issues and demands. marauders. narcissistic. and power hungry. These are work forces in society that take advantage of the weak. Curley choices on Lennie because he knows Lennie is non traveling to make anything and that makes Curley experience good about himself. Curley’s dad economically exploits his workers. He does non pay them what they deserve and he does merely what is best for him. Carlson wants to hit Candy’s old Canis familiaris merely because it is old and it stinks.
He does non take into considerations the feelings Candy has towards the Canis familiaris. The other group is the good work forces. In the novel the good work forces are George. Slim. Candy. and Crooks. These work forces are intelligent of other men’s demands and feelings. They treat others with regard and think before they act. They are defenders. assistants. hearers. and caretakers for the weak. George takes attention of Lennie and makes certain cipher musss with him in any manner. Slim besides tries to assist George when it comes to Lennie by being there for George. These good work forces are the 1s that choose to assist the “mice” of society.
The rubric suggests that in the universe we have people that get taken advantage of and people that take advantage of others and it is entirely up to people to protect or strip those who can non support themselves. The people that take advantage of others are estranging those people. George and Slim are two of the characters that are alienated in the novel and their picks at the terminal of the novel merely minimise its effects on our lives. They try to do every one feel welcomed but in the terminal they are still alienated. one manner or another. “Of Mice And Men” is one of the novels whose rubric is non blunt. By analysing the two topics of the rubric we find its true significance. Steinbeck was seeking to demo that how we treat the disadvantage is wholly up to us and we can either aid or interrupt them.