Imagery- descriptive language used to appeal to various senses This was used frequently throughout this book to describe mostly scenery or characters. A generally not well-liked character. For instance when Candy talks about how the men on the ranch would get rid of him once he is of no use.
For example, when Candy finally agrees to allow Carlson to shoot his dog, he later regrets not But you come to work Friday noon. Lennie is also compared to a child, again using simile a comparison of two things using "like" or "as": All the book tells the audience is that he is cocky, arrogant, aggressive, and irritated.
These elements of foreshadowing would fall under the rhetorical category of "logos" which is using logical ideas to convince the reader of something. Candy lay still, staring at the ceiling. Foreshadowing is a key rhetorical device in Of Mice and Men.
George snapped his fingers sharply, and at the sound Lennie laid the mouse in his hand. This is his usual routine and he knows George will do the same when they reunite. They have more than one side to them. It is in the style of Realism. When George appears, the hallucination disappears.
Some animals that were so still became alert and scurried off in an instant. Through the open door came the thuds and occasional clangs of a horseshoe game, and now and then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision.
All the things the men in the room wanted to be doing while the dog was being shot. So, although Lennie does feel bad and is critical of himself, this routine is familiar and therefore it is comforting.
For example, when Candy finally agrees to allow Carlson to shoot his dog, he later regrets not doing so himself: Get up on your feet.
I got it warm. They symbolize being at ease, having fun, and are a way of getting distracted. In the case of foreshadowing, the idea is that if X happens, something similar to, or deriving from, X is likely to occur. George chooses to do what Candy could not.
In the past, George scolds him and they move on to another place. It is clear that Lennie is hallucinating because his hallucinations Aunt Clara and the giant rabbit speak in his voice.
His hatchet face was ageless. Lennie is essentially criticizing himself through these images. Slim and Curley are character foils to one another. No big son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at me. Slim is tall, reasonable, respected, and intelligent whereas Curley is short, irrational, simple-minded, and predictable.
Steinbeck uses similes to compare Lennie to animals. He is very sensible and somewhat strict but the audience also knows about when he almost drowned Lennie as a joke.
George is an example of a round character, as are many main characters. He might have been thirty-five or fifty. In Chapter 1, Lennie gets a drink from the pool, "snorting into the water like a horse.
Though they are equally as primary, they are still complete opposites.Of Mice and Men Sunday, 27 May Literary Devices Imagery- descriptive language used to appeal to various senses This was used frequently throughout this book to describe (mostly) scenery or characters. Of Mice and Men might as well be required reading in an abstinence-only sex education class for the way it presents sex as frightening, a little gross, and a lot deadly—whether you have it with C.
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Of Mice and Men. Search this site. Literary Analysis. Bibliography. Rhetorical Analysis. Rhetoric used by Steinbeck helps the reader understand the plot by descriptive words and relatable diction.
The rhetorical devices also give an insight into the reality of the setting the s in California. The vernacular language used by the farm. Rhetoric in Of Mice and Men Duringmany farmers lost their farm because of economic pressure, ending the American Dream for most people. Throughout the novel, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, reflects on farmer’s lives; their difficulties, hopes, and the want for a new start in California.
Find this Pin and more on John Steinbeck by Raging Rhetoric. John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" (the title taken from Robert Burns famouse poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley." (The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.Download