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Symbolism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

analytical Essay
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Light is something that everyone loves and cherishes. The sunlight to many people in the world represents hope and happiness. While darkness represents the bad things or even the un avoidable things in life. In the dark we usually do not feel safe, we tend to be scared and cautious in the dark. When you are born there is a light that is strong and bright, but as you grow and become old that light dwindles down until it is complete darkness and that darkness will always come. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck two ranch workers George and Lennie work on a ranch where this light and dark is a key role in determining future, fate, and reality of their lives. Steinbeck uses light imagery and symbolism to portray hope and dreams of achieving the American dream, while he uses dark imagery and symbolism to portray the unavoidable and of hopes and dreams not coming true. In the first part of the novella Steinbeck uses light to portray the ranch workers hopes and dreams for a better future. Steinbeck really shows this in the line,“in front of the low horizontal limb there is an as...

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  • Analyzes how light represents hope and happiness, while darkness represents the unavoidable things in life. in the novel of mice and men by john steinbeck, light and dark are key roles in determining future, fate, and reality.
  • Analyzes how steinbeck uses light to portray the ranch workers hopes and dreams for a better future in the novella.
  • Analyzes how steinbeck uses light and dark imagery to depict the situation more vividly.
  • Analyzes how steinbeck's use of light and dark imagery clearly states the main purpose of the book, no one can stop the unavoidable from occurring.
  • Analyzes how steinbeck uses light and dark to depict fate and false hopes in a relatable way.
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