The Consequences Of Success In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the bottom-most parts of the kindest people, success is the platform for vanity and greed. The cravings for success comes from wanting to fill certain aspects that have holes, creating a sense of emptiness. Which later results in man searching to fill those holes. The novel awakens a reality that success is filled with consequences and hardship in order to achieve. Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, uses the big idea of success to convey the message that man is always seeking for success no matter the consequences. The description in Of Mice and Men exemplifies how man alters their persona in order to attain their goals by the use of description. After taking the bullet, “Lennie jarred and then settled slowly forward to the sand…show more content…
Candy in a fit, shouts, “...God damn tramp…[Curly’s wife] done it, didn’t [she]...,” symbolizing unfulfillment (96). As the oldest in the novel, he has worked the hardest and longest so that he may have a more stable and successful future. He is angered with Curley's Wife, because even though she couldn’t control her own death, since Lennie was the one to kill her, his plans of purchasing the farm along with George and Lennie became just as dead as she was. Curley had the most reason and potential to attain success, but in the novel, the success was never fulfilled. Adding on, George and Lennie upon their first meet with Curly, concluded that “[He] was at once calculating and pugnacious. Lennie [even] squirmed under the look and shuffled his feet nervously,” symbolizing authority (25). Curly acts above and wants to appear intimidating because his father owns the property and thus, he would inherit the land eventually. The consequence is that no one actually respects him because of his attitude. He does not have a loyalty like his father has, and so no one would be committed to following him or pay attention to him. Symbols in Of Mice and Men, showcase the hardship that must undergo just to seek a

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