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Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice & Men, a Tragedy

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A tragedy is a play about a good, important member of society, who falls as a result of his or her nature, provoking pity and fear in an audience.

While Of Mice and Men would not be categorized as a tragedy, it does have "tragic" elements. Based on the definition above, which elements in Of Mice and Men are "tragic"?

Select ALL that apply.

A

The structure of the novella is "tragic" because it is a play, with six scenes, each taking place in a different setting, and most of the action occurring through dialogue.

B

George is like a "tragic" hero because he is a good man and an important member of society who gives in to his selfish nature.

C

Lennie is like a "tragic" hero because he is a good man and an important member of society who falls as a result of his disability.

D

Like a tragedy, the novella provokes pity in the audience when George shoots Lennie. The event builds slowly, provoking the audience to feel sorry for both men.

E

Like a tragedy, the novella provokes fear in the audience when Lennie becomes more and more dangerous.