Throughout the novella, rich imagery is used to create a sense of familiarity with the characters and situations that occur throughout the novella.
How many instances can you think of where Steinbeck uses imagery? Talk with your partner for 1 minute. Have an answer prepared!
Some examples we came up with are:
Both Lennie & Curley’s wife died in a place they liked – in his head thinking about his American Dream ; the cool, shady barn respectively.
How Lennie says “I’ll break their God damn necks.” and not long after, does just that to Curley’s wife.
How Carlson shoots Candy’s dog where it doesn’t hurt, and George does the same to Lennie.
How Candy said, “I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.” & George doesn’t let someone else shoot Lennie.