Elements in an interpretation of "Of Mice and Men"

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Elements in an interpretation of "Of Mice and Men" by Mind Map: Elements in an interpretation of "Of Mice and Men"

1. Character-relations

1.1. Hierarchy

1.2. Scapegoatism

1.3. Loneliness

1.4. Being marginalised

1.4.1. Gender

1.4.2. Race

1.4.3. Age

1.4.4. Handicap

1.5. Balance between...

1.5.1. Reason (George)

1.5.2. Appetite and power

1.5.2.1. Lennie

1.5.2.2. Curly's wife

1.5.2.3. Curly

2. Dreams

2.1. George's dream

2.1.1. Why did it die?

2.2. The dream of Curly's wife

3. The great depression

3.1. Poverty

3.2. Unemployment

3.3. Disaster in agriculture

3.4. Okies

4. Survival of the fittest

5. Characters

5.1. Lennie

5.1.1. Soft things

5.1.2. Strength

5.1.3. Like an animal ( no super ego)

5.1.4. Like a child

5.1.5. death of

5.2. Slim

5.2.1. God-like

5.2.2. ...but what good did he do?

5.3. George

5.3.1. Reason

5.3.2. Super-ego

6. Temptations

6.1. Drinking

6.2. The brothel

6.3. The pool room

6.4. Soft things

6.5. Hollywood

6.6. Scapegoating

7. Destiny of Man

7.1. Pessimistic

7.1.1. Lonely

7.1.2. wanderers of the earth

7.1.3. Competition, aggression

7.1.4. Hierarchy

7.2. Optimism

7.2.1. Community

7.2.2. Fellowship

7.2.3. Social responsibility

7.2.4. Peace (with the land)

8. Narrative technique

8.1. Dialogue

8.2. objective point of view

8.3. third person narrator

8.4. Description