Physical Impairments In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“[Candy] said miserably, “You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. Whey they can me here i wisht somebody’d shoot me. However they won’t do nothing like that. I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can not get no jobs.” (Steinbeck 60) This is a essay about the book Of Mice and Men. The story takes place in California. The author John Steinbeck was born in California. The characters in Of Mice and Men have physical and mental handicaps. George has Lennie as a physical handicap and Lennie can not control himself mentally. Candy and Curley’s wife both have physical impairments. Candy lost his hand and Curley’s wife has her husband. One of the many characters with an impairment in the book is George. George and Lennie got ran out of Weed because Lennie was accused of rape for touching a girls dress. (Steinbeck 50-55) Therefore now George has to keep watch of him more closely. Another example of when this handicap is seen can be found in chapter one when Lennie has a dead mouse in his pocket. (Steinbeck 4) George has to punish Lennie since Lennie can not control what he does. (Steinbeck 15) When George and Lennie were talking to the boss George has to talk for Lennie since Lennie might get himself in…show more content…
Curley’s wife does not like her husband yet she in addition to has nowhere else to go therefore she has to stay. (Steinbeck 102-103) She just has no other options anymore, she has to stay at the ranch with a husband that she does not like. Another instance of when this deformity is seen can be found in chapter 5 when Curley’s wife was begging for attention from Lennie and the other guys. (Steinbeck 23) Curley’s wife really has no one to talk to on the ranch. A final instance when this deformity is seen is when she interrupted the conversation between George and Lennie when they were talking about their dream. (Steinbeck 93) Curley’s wife wonders the ranch looking for things to

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