Of Mice And Men: Symbolism

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In the novel, of mice and men, theer was symbolizm throughout the story. In the beginning of the novel the stting was perfect, like "The Garden of Eden". LIke in "The Garden of Eden" there was a snake, and in this novel it slipped across the water sggestin possible evil to come. The rabbits on the other hand symoloized Lenny's joy and goodness, and formed the bases of his dreams.

In the beginning Of Mice and Men, the story began looking like a perfect world. The author describes the setting as a wonderful place where "willows fresh and green with every spring: .(p.1) the perfect world resembles : The garden of Eden", how everything was in place and the surroundin was in paradise." ON the sandy bank under the trees the leaves lie ....among them".(p.1) It was a wonderful place to be, because the setting is peaceful and no evil or wrond doing is happening.

The snimals do not live in fear because the setting is perfect and it sounds accomadating to everyone and everything. All thought the setting was perfect in the beginning, there must be evil to come. As the snake was in "The garden of Eden" as a form of evil, there should be a form of evil to come further in the story.

Teh form of evin that appars in the setting is a snake. The snake also appeared in "The garden of Eden", and if so tehre must be some sort of evil to come. When the snake slipped across the pool, it examined the scene like a submarine would when hunting down itz prey. The snake must of picked it's target, like a submarine would. "a water snake alipped along on the pool, it's head held up like a little periscope".(p.7)...



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