Of Mice and Men

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Mind map of the main parts of the book of mice and men.
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Of Mice and Men
  1. Themes
    1. Discrimination
      1. Racism
        1. Crooks
          1. 'Nigger'
            1. 'Negro'
            2. Sexism
              1. Curley's Wife
                1. 'hi good lookin'
                2. Disability
                  1. Lennie
                3. Loneliness
                  1. Workers
                    1. Travelling
                    2. Friendship
                      1. George + Lennie
                        1. Different
                      2. American Dream
                        1. Freedom
                          1. Equality
                            1. Success
                            2. Man + Nature
                            3. Steinbeck
                              1. Nature
                                1. Pathetic Fallacy
                                  1. Death
                                    1. Metaphors
                                    2. Discrimination
                                      1. Displaying opinions
                                        1. Steinbeck challenging morals?
                                          1. Start of change?
                                            1. Start of the change?
                                        2. Play
                                          1. Acts
                                            1. Starts with nature

                                              Annotations:

                                              • Genesis Garden Of Eden Utopia
                                              1. People enter
                                                1. Destruction of peace

                                                  Annotations:

                                                  • Darwin
                                                  1. Cliff hanger
                                          2. Death
                                            1. Progressive
                                              1. Foreshadowing
                                                1. Animals
                                                  1. Suggesting Lennie is an animal
                                                    1. Mouse

                                                      Annotations:

                                                      • Get bigger and more significant
                                                      1. Dog
                                                        1. Curley's Wife
                                                          1. Lennie
                                                  2. Words
                                                    1. Economic

                                                      Annotations:

                                                      • Uses every word to effect, and doesn't waste any words, hence the book being so small
                                                      1. Descriptive
                                                    2. Characters
                                                      1. Slim

                                                        Annotations:

                                                        • The wise 'old' man of the group, he's wiser than his years and understands his surroundings.
                                                        1. Crooks

                                                          Annotations:

                                                          • He is the stable buck. He is black. But the reader is surprised to discover that he is actually very well read and intelligent. He is treated like scum. He isn't allowed to sleep in the same bunk as the others.
                                                          1. George
                                                            1. Short / Sharp
                                                              1. Features
                                                                1. Speech
                                                              2. Lennie
                                                                1. Big / Slow
                                                                  1. Description
                                                                    1. Speech
                                                                  2. Candy

                                                                    Annotations:

                                                                    • Old man. Tries to join onto G+L's farm idea, for a sense of belonging and american dream.
                                                                    1. Candy's Dog

                                                                      Annotations:

                                                                      • Gets shot by Carlson as it is old and no use. Candy becomes very lonely as that was his companionship.
                                                                    2. Curley

                                                                      Annotations:

                                                                      • A small character that likes to pick on people bigger than him for fights. Gets into a fight with lennie, and lennie squashes his hand.
                                                                      1. Boss

                                                                        Annotations:

                                                                        • Never meet the boss. Only hear about him.
                                                                        1. Candy's Wife

                                                                          Annotations:

                                                                          • A flirty type, but the likely hood is she is also lonely. Although being married to Curley it does not seem as though she enjoys this relationship. She gets killed by Lennie.
                                                                          1. Old Suzy

                                                                            Annotations:

                                                                            • respected 'whore house' where the men usually spend their weekly pay
                                                                            1. Aunt Clara

                                                                              Annotations:

                                                                              • Dead. But is often referred back to as a source of comfort for Lennie.
                                                                            2. Language
                                                                              1. Realistic
                                                                                1. Informal
                                                                                  1. 'ain't'
                                                                                    1. 'outta'
                                                                                      1. 'whatta'
                                                                                        1. 'where the hell'
                                                                                          1. 'awright'
                                                                                            1. 'damn hot'
                                                                                            2. Slang
                                                                                              1. Simplistic Description
                                                                                                1. Simplistic Description
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