History Literature / OfMiceAndMen

21st Jan '18 7:51:16 AM Buck
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* RevengeBeforeReason: Curley tries to beat up Lennie for laughing at him but fails to remember Lennie's reputation for being the strongest man on ranch despite his childlike intelligence.



* WhosLaughingNow: Curley tries to fight Lennie when he mistakenly believes that Lennie was laughing at him but in reality Lennie was smiling about his, George and Candy's dream home, especially the rabbits. The end result was Lennie breaking his hand while under George's command and had to be restrained by both him and Slim.

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* WhosLaughingNow: Curley tries to fight Lennie when he mistakenly believes that Lennie was laughing at him but in reality Lennie was smiling about his, George George's and Candy's dream home, especially the rabbits.home. The end result was Lennie breaking his hand while under George's command and had to be restrained by both him and Slim.
19th Jan '18 4:55:17 AM Buck
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* AssholeVictim: Curley gets his hand broken by Lennie after he tries to assert dominance over him and the bunkhouse. Everyone was clearly on Lennie's side since Lennie had no interest or desire in fighting Curley. Slim quickly blackmails Curley to lie about the source of his injury by threatening to tell everyone about how he broke his hand in fight he started against a towering, mentally disabled manchild. Curley's wife had no sympathy for him either.

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* AssholeVictim: Curley gets his hand broken by Lennie after he tries to assert dominance over him and the bunkhouse. Everyone was clearly on Lennie's side since Lennie had no interest or desire in fighting Curley. Slim quickly blackmails Curley to lie about the source of his injury by threatening to tell everyone about how he broke his hand in fight he started against a towering, mentally disabled manchild.herculean, towering simpleton. Curley's wife had no sympathy for him either.


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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Curley used his wife's death to get murderous revenge on Lennie for breaking his hand. Their marriage was lifeless and Curley didn't take too long to assume the role as a CrusadingWidower


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* WhosLaughingNow: Curley tries to fight Lennie when he mistakenly believes that Lennie was laughing at him but in reality Lennie was smiling about his, George and Candy's dream home, especially the rabbits. The end result was Lennie breaking his hand while under George's command and had to be restrained by both him and Slim.
14th Jan '18 11:55:50 AM Buck
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* AssholeVictim: Curley gets his hand broken by Lennie after he tries to assert dominance over him and the bunkhouse. Everyone was clearly on Lennie's side since Lennie had no interest or desire in fighting Curley. Slim quickly blackmails Curley to lie about the source of his injury by threatening to tell everyone about how he broke his hand in fight he started against a towering, mentally disabled manchild. Curley's wife has no sympathy for him either.

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* AssholeVictim: Curley gets his hand broken by Lennie after he tries to assert dominance over him and the bunkhouse. Everyone was clearly on Lennie's side since Lennie had no interest or desire in fighting Curley. Slim quickly blackmails Curley to lie about the source of his injury by threatening to tell everyone about how he broke his hand in fight he started against a towering, mentally disabled manchild. Curley's wife has had no sympathy for him either. either.
14th Jan '18 11:54:16 AM Buck
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* AssholeVictim: Curley gets his hand broken by Lennie after he tries to assert dominance over him and the bunkhouse. Everyone was clearly on Lennie's side since Lennie had no interest or desire in fighting Curley. Slim quickly blackmails Curley to lie about the source of his injury by threatening to tell everyone about how he broke his hand in fight he started against a towering, mentally disabled manchild. Curley's wife has no sympathy for him either.
30th Oct '17 6:52:20 AM CosmicFerret
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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1939 film, which was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, with a musical score by none other than Music/AaronCopland.

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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1939 film, which was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr.Creator/LonChaneyJr. as Lennie, with a musical score by none other than Music/AaronCopland.
5th Oct '17 10:39:57 AM jamespolk
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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1939 film, which was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie.

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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1939 film, which was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie.
Lennie, with a musical score by none other than Music/AaronCopland.
28th Sep '17 4:46:51 PM jamespolk
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* ActionPrologue: The 1939 film version opens with George and Lennie running from [[TorchesAndPitchforks an angry mob]] from Weed and jumping a passing freight train. (And it all happens before the opening credits. This was one of the first Hollywood films, if not ''the'' first, to open this way.)






* NoodleIncident: Zigzagged. The film opens with an ActionPrologue involving George and Lennie fleeing from an angry mob, though we don't know why. However, it's eventually explained when George has a conversation with Slim; there was a pretty girl at the ranch they worked on in Weed who got too close to Lennie whilst wearing her new red dress. Lennie thought the dress was pretty and tried to touch it -- she screamed and, in his usual panic response, Lennie just held on tighter, until eventually she managed to rip free and ran off. Though unspoken, the obvious implication is that she thought Lennie was going to rape her and so George had to help Lennie escape before the mob lynched him.



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!!Tropes found in the 1939 film:

* ActionPrologue: Opens with George and Lennie running from [[TorchesAndPitchforks an angry mob]] from Weed and jumping a passing freight train. (And it all happens before the opening credits. This was one of the first Hollywood films, if not ''the'' first, to open this way.)
* NoodleIncident: Zigzagged. The film opens with an ActionPrologue involving George and Lennie fleeing from an angry mob, though we don't know why. However, it's eventually explained when George has a conversation with Slim; there was a pretty girl at the ranch they worked on in Weed who got too close to Lennie whilst wearing her new red dress. Lennie thought the dress was pretty and tried to touch it -- she screamed and, in his usual panic response, Lennie just held on tighter, until eventually she managed to rip free and ran off. Though unspoken, the obvious implication is that she thought Lennie was going to rape her and so George had to help Lennie escape before the mob lynched him.
28th Sep '17 4:42:59 PM jamespolk
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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981.

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One of the most challenged books of the 20th and 21st centuries and a frequent target of censors, who criticized it for bad language,[[note]]The far-right Reform Party of Canada attempted to have it banned in public schools in the city of Winnipeg in 2000; nothing came of the effort.[[/note]] "promoting euthanasia" and being "anti-business". However, it remains very popular and is a widely used SchoolStudyMedia. It has also had several film adaptations, including theatrical releases in 1939 and 1992 and made-for-TV versions in 1968 and 1981. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1939 film, which was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie.
30th Aug '17 7:30:24 PM Thecommander236
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* ShootTheDog: Literally! Roughly midway through the story, Carlson bullies Candy into letting him shoot the old man's worn-out old dog, simply because he thinks the dog is too old and too smelly. Also, invoked in spirit when George shoots Lennie at the story's end.

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* ShootTheDog: Literally! Roughly midway through the story, Carlson bullies Candy into letting him shoot the old man's worn-out old dog, simply because he thinks the dog is too old and too smelly. Somewhat subverted as Candy later agrees that it was necessary and says that he should have been the one pulling the trigger. Also, invoked in spirit when George shoots Lennie at the story's end.
13th Aug '17 11:50:40 PM HeyFella
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* ChekhovsGun: Carlson's Luger; he uses it to kill Candy's dog, and ultimately George steals it and uses it to kill Lennie.

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* ChekhovsGun: Carlson's Luger; he uses it to kill Candy's dog, and ultimately ultimately, George steals it and uses it to kill Lennie.
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