Of Mice and Men

steinbeck uses imagery at the beginning of chapter six as he does at the begining of chapter one in of mice and men. what biblical allusion is he referencing with his use of imagery ?

of mice and men chapter 6

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We see a lizard at the beginning of the novel in the pond as well as the end of the novel. The serpent who is swimming in the water in both scenes represents temptation in the garden of eden and the fall of man: in this case it is the fall of Lennie.