Animal Imagery in Of Mice and Men

How are animals and animal imagery used in Of Mice and Men?

Steinbeck uses a lot of animal imagery and symbolism in his novel. In particular, the character and physical strength of Lennie is often portrayed through the use of animal imagery. Have a look at these quotes and think about how you could use them in an essay

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Technical Terms

Some technical terms Hyperbole – a figure of speech, which involves an exaggeration of ideas for emphasis e.g. My suitcase weighs a ton! Metaphor – a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they... read more
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