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The title of every great novel has some significance Sometimes that significance can clearly be seen and sometimes you really have to analyze the book to figure out the titles significance The significance of Of Mice and Men can be found by analyzing the mice and men of the book Mice are soft smooth and small fragile animals They need attention protection and affection The mice of the book are Lennie Curleys wife Candys old dog Lennies puppy and the dead mouse Lennie had in his pocket at the beginning of the novel Although Lennie is not small of soft or smooth he is very fragile We see Lennie as being fragile when he is in Brooks room and Crooks was saying all the what ifs about George At that point we realize that such things cannot be said to Lennie because he panics The mice in the novel are the ones being used Curleys wife is one of the mice and she is used by Curley Although she married Curley even though she didnt love him Curley also married his wife simply to parade her around Mice are very small and therefore they need protection and that is exactly what George gives Lennie Through the mice Steinbeck shows how society takes advantage of the less fortunate but also how the week are treated is left to the strong There are two different groups of men in the novel the good men and the bad men The bad men are Curley Curleys dad and Carlson These men are grumpy ignorant or other peoples feelings issues and needs predators egotistical and power hungry These are men in society that take advantage of the weak Curley picks on Lennie because he knows Lennie is not going to do anything and that makes Curley feel good about himself Curleys dad economically exploits his workers He does not pay them what they deserve and he does only what is
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