Violence in of mice and men
"Where we goin', George?"
The little man jerked down the brim of his hat and scowled over at Lennie. "So you forgot that already, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you're a crazy bastard!"
Almost as soon as we meet George he is stomping around the novel flinging verbal abuse as Lennie. This is verbal violence.
Lennie hesitated, backed away, looked wildly at the brush line as though he contemplated running for his freedom. George said coldly, "You gonna give me that mouse or do I have to sock you?"
Lennie only understand if George means what he says if he is threatening in some way and that it is he has just adapted to that way of speech to get through …show more content…
"He was so little," said Lennie. "I was jus playin’ with him… an’ he made like he’s gonna bite me… an’ I made like I was gonna smack him … an’… an’ I done it. An’ then he was dead.
Again this is an example of where Lennie has used unintentional violence in retaliation to and animal tiny in comparison and links in to the first chapter where he pinches the head of a mouse in retaliation it shows that although he most likely means no harm what so ever it is almost impossible for him to not cause harm of some proportional kind and that the most likely hood is that because he is simple minded when he panics he loses self-control and allows his instincts to defend himself kick in cause the majority of physical violence in the novel. This is an example of violent actions and perceived violence because Curly’s wife makes it out to be no big deal and that it was only an accident so therefore it doesn’t matter but it could also be perceived as violence from a different point of view. It is also an example of past violence were Lennie says “an’ I done it” it implies that he was trying to avoid such an event that has clearly happened before evidence for this would be when he kills the mice in a similar way in chapter