Concepts of Journey in of Mice and Men Visual

John Steinbeck's ideas about the nature of journeys in Of Mice and Men have been developed in my visual through the use of visual techniques. Throughout my visual, I have used mainly symbolism and colour to develop the authors ideas about the nature of journey in Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men.

Travellers can experience the same journey from different perspectives and reach different outcomes. In Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, this concept is evident as certain characters, like Lennie and George, experience the same journey but have different perspectives and theories of how the journey will turn out. Lennie's perspective of the journey is very optimistic and hopeful but due to his diminished mental capacity and his dependency on George, he is unaware of all the issues surrounding George and himself. This concept has been developed in my visual through the use of colour and symbolism. The two eyes symbolise the different perspectives of a journey. The top eye is more open and hopeful where as the lower eye, which appears to be closing and tired, is more doubtful and narrow sighted. The use of colour in these eyes represents the moods of the travellers as they embark on their journey. The iris in the top eye is yellow and pink. The yellow represents an optimistic view for the journey and the pink represents the naive nature of characters like Lennie. The iris in the bottom eye is red and grey. The red represents the pessimistic or realist view for the journey and the grey symbolises the authority certain characters, like George, have in a journey. George is very much perceived as the authority figure in his and Lennie's journey. Lennie has optimistic and naive views for the outcome of the journey due to his mental issues compared to George who knows the journey cannot end well for one of them but still strives to achieve their desired outcome for the journey.

One's choices along a journey can impact the destination. In Steinbeck's novella Of Mice...