Fate In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Fate is almost never kind, especially with the characters of; Of Mice and Men, and The Sniper. In which the characters face loses at the hands of the uncontrollable force of fate. However Rainsford from The Most Dangerous Game, meets the forgiving side of fate against the infamous General Zaroff. But, overall people see fates unforgiving side. In the story Of Mice and Men, many things foreshadow Lennie’s fate at the story’s end. In the beginning of the story, George said “if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.” George said; “always” showing that he knew that Lennie was going to get in trouble, or worse. Also, what caused his previous mistake was his obsession with soft things and not knowing his own strength. Which also caused his last mistake, in which he broke Curley’s Wife’s neck when she let him touch her hair, and he wouldn’t let go. Many people would argue that it was not fate that killed Curley’s Wife, but Lennie didn’t purposely break her neck, it was not in his control, he wasn’t in his control. But, intended or not, he did and fate was not kind that day.…show more content…
In the story, Rainsford was not in control of his fate when he was marooned on Ship Wreck Island and met the deranged General Zaroff, who hunts humans. It appeared that he was doomed to be killed in the insane hunt, but fate took an interesting turn when he alluded the General for the listed time of three days, and eliminated Zaroff from the equation. Although it can be said that it was because of his superior hunting skills that he survived, but Zaroff had the superior tech and experience, so it was not in his control whether he survived or not, it was mere luck or fate that he outlasted the General. But, after all he went through, fate decided to be kind to
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