Of Mice and Men

Pdf fan dd71f526917d6085d66d045bd94fb5b55d02a108dd45d836cbdd4abe2d4c043d Tap here to download this LitChart! (PDF)
Rabbits Symbol Icon
Lennie's dream is to tend the rabbits on the farm that he and George hope to one day own. This dream establishes Lennie's complete innocence. But Lennie loves the rabbits because of their soft fur, and his love of touching soft things leads to his doom. The rabbits, then, symbolize not only innocence, but also the downfall of innocence in a harsh world.
Get the entire Of Mice and Men LitChart as a printable PDF.
Of mice and men.pdf.medium

Rabbits Symbol Timeline in Of Mice and Men

The timeline below shows where the symbol Rabbits appears in Of Mice and Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1
Broken Plans Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
Male Friendship Theme Icon
...until they can buy their own farm. George describes the farm right down to its rabbit hutches. Lennie can't contain his excitement about tending rabbits and living off the "fatta the... (full context)
Part 3
Broken Plans Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
Women Theme Icon
...Lennie is also laughing at him, though Lennie was just smiling while thinking of tending rabbits on the farm. Curley starts punching Lennie, bloodying his face. Lennie only fights back when... (full context)
The American Dream Theme Icon
Male Friendship Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
...will respect him. Curley gives in. Lennie asks George if he can still tend the rabbits on their farm. George says yes. (full context)
Part 5
Broken Plans Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
Women Theme Icon
Lennie starts talking about the farm and rabbits, and explains that he likes to pet soft things. She says her hair is soft.... (full context)
Part 6
Broken Plans Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
Male Friendship Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
Women Theme Icon
...had a much easier life without him. Lennie then has a hallucination of a giant rabbit, which tells him George will abandon him. (full context)