Violence In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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I remember the time I was watching the news, and they showed a video of a man escaping the police. I understood why he was so scared, but how he handled the situation was horrendous and not necessary. Like many people in the world, he decided violence would solve his problem. He thought that injuring the policemen and running away would take away the fear stored in his mind. When us, humans, are full of fear, it's amazing how we believe violence is the answer. Unfortunately, we do not realize that our theory of violence is completely wrong In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the characters are faced with fear and always resort to violence. They believe that violence is the answer to getting rid of fear. For instance, Curley is a boxer, and he loves to gloat about himself being so tough. He always discusses…show more content…
Because Curley’s wife’s hair was so soft, she let Lennie handle it. Obviously, he enjoyed that very much. Soon, Lennie got really into it and became really aggressive. Curley’s wife was getting nervous and told Lennie to stop. She started scream. “Then Lennie grew angry. ‘Now don’t’, he said. ‘I don’t want you to yell. You gonna get me in trouble just’ like George says you will. Now you don’t do that.’ And she continued to struggle, and her eyes were wild with terror. He shook her then, and he was angry with her. ‘Don’t go yellin’’, he said, and shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still for Lennie had broken her neck.”(pg. 91) Because Lennie loved George he was afraid to get George angry with him. George was a very important person in Lennie’s wife. It hurted Lennie a million, all those times when George gave him hell. This made Lennie very scared of George getting mad at him.Therefore, Lennie did what he thought was right to get rid of his fear. Sadly, he resorted to unnecessary violence because of his

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