He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would.
Everybody wants a little piece of lan'. This takes away their humanity and individual personalities. Most often applied to Lennie, imagery is particularly apparent in his physical description. There are many social problems that are explored in this novel, including the treatment and perception of people who are poor, people who are mentally challenged, and African Americans.
This land is populated by "sons of Cain", men doomed to walk alone. Lennie is also associated with rabbits, which are part of his dream he will get to tend them on the farm and because they are soft things he likes to pet. Today, this time, the 's, is branded the Great Depression.
You are, of course, free to add your own analysis and understanding of the plot or themes to them for your essay.
He lumbers along like a bear in Steinbeck's earliest descriptions of him. All five incorporate at least one of the themes found in the text and are broad enough so that it will be easy to find textual support, yet narrow enough to provide a focused clear thesis statement.
Curley's hands are mean and cruel and one, of course, is crushed in the machine that is Lennie; Curley's hand that he keeps soft for his wife is a symbol of his impotence and inability to satisfy his wife sexually.
With us it ain't like that. Consider the characteristics of these marginalized groups as they are presented in the novel and compare and contrast their conditions.