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Naturalism is a literary style that displays action or thought that is derived exclusively from natural desires and instincts The Readers Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary p 901 John Steinbecks novel Of Mice and Men contains several instances of this element Some of these are found when Lennie breaks Curleys hand when Lennie kills Curleys wife and when George kills Lennie When Lennie breaks Curleys hand Lennies honesty is contrasted with Curleys hotheadedness and arrogance Then Curleys rage exploded He crouched cowering against the wall You tol me to George he said miserablySteinbeck 68 This scene contributes to the novel the knowledge of the full extent of Lennies honesty The reader is shown that Lennie doesnt want to hurt Curley even when Curley is hurting him and feels remorse when he is forced to go against his nature and inflict harm upon Curley When Lennie kills Curleys wife it becomes apparent that Lennies honesty is too stubbornly childlike for the good of himself or anyone else Lennie was in a panic And then he whispered in fright I done a bad thing I done another bad thing99 This scene makes the reader aware that Lennie is too honest to fit easily into society and not smart enough to understand how or why he must stifle his honesty This helps the reader to understand Lennies strength and the childlike openness that drives him Being forced to stifle this honesty expedites his death When George kills Lennie the reader sees that George is every bit as honest as Lennie but is smart enough to realize that such brutal honesty is impractical He would rather deceive and kill his friend than watch him die at the hands of a stranger And George raised the gun and steadied it Slims voice shouted George Where you at George117 George kills Lennie because it has now been proven that Lennie is no good
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