Admittedly, the character of Slim is meant to be the antithesis to the tension of the novel. He is cool-headed and calm even in a tense situation, such as in Chapter 3 in which Carlson is harassing Candy about getting rid of his senile dog. However, his antithetical behavior in Of Mice and Men is Steinbeck’s way of providing a buffer from the tension rather than a total solution to it. In Chapter 3, rather than diffuse the tense situation between Candy and Carlson, Slim stays quiet and relegates himself to the background.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author addresses this, noting the concept constantly throughout. Characters who are less resilient or tenacious than the rest do not have the physical or mental strength, or lack the ability to fend for themselves to survive. These characters all share something in common- weakness, and thus are constantly isolated and not treated as equals, but as insignificant and subordinate, consequently due to mental, racial, or gender related bias and prejudice. Lennie, a man who struggles with a mental illness, constantly relies on
What did you think was the most interesting part of the book? Why? My favorite part of the book was the ending of the book and no I don’t mean that as an insult. You see the ending was extremely well done, from the moment we meet King Harold the book builds up the Battle of Hastings. However though to avoid answering question number 11, I’m going to get straight to the point.
It was well known by a few that Lennie would never do anything to hurt a single soul. Lennie tried his best to stay out of trouble and for the most part, it worked. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie often talk about their plan to buy a little house and let all their worries drift away from them, but in the end it doesn’t work out that way. Their dream floats away due to an incident that caused Lennie to be killed. John Steinbeck was smart in his way of quick thinking and connected Of Mice and Men to the poem written by Robert Burns.
George had promised Lennie’s aunt that he would always take care of him because Lennie was as ignorant as a small child. George is much smaller and scrawnier than Lennie and these two characters are completely opposites but always stick together no matter what. Lennie’s strength and George’s intelligence complement each
Lord of the flies was a very interesting book it was good for the most part, for example the story was good! but the reason i say it was “good for the most part” is because of the beginning it was awful it did not explain anything how they got there what happened and they weren’t even scared and then they went swimming? Just didn't make sense at all.
When conversing with Slim about Lennie, George stated that he “ ‘ Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself…. That wasn’t so damn much fun after a while.’ “ (40) George in the beginning would exploit Lennie’s slowness by telling him to do things that were dangerous. After time passed, George stopped having fun with it because it was a bittersweet realisation that Lennie would always be easily
In this particular novel, Charlie is simple minded, and then—after the operation—brighter, while his coworkers are inconsiderate, and then become more understanding. Charlie Gordon seems to be very fortunate: he is caring, hardworking, and naturally motivated. Unfortunately, he is limited by his intelligence—at least, before the operation. Prior to it, Charlie is very simple-minded, cannot think in a complex manner, and incapable of reading emotions. Rather, he takes everything literally; for example, during the Rorschach (inkblot) test, he struggles to see anything besides “…an
Companionship in Of Mice and Men It’s hard to imagine going through life without a single friend. Having at least one companion in life is essential to one 's mental well being. Simply having someone to talk to, knowing that there is at least one person in this crazy world that cares. Companions can be quite simple and can also be very complex.
He is saying I want you to know that I was not rude just to be mean I was rude so nothing like this happened. People can infer that George had a softer side but rarely used it with people because if people like that think you are soft they will walk all over you. When you are on a ranch it is every man for themselves. In conclusion, George has two totally different sides to him and he uses one side more often than the other.
George has many strengths, however probably his greatest strength is his brain. He always knows what to say and what not to say, however Lennie doesn’t so George always finds himself having to help Lennie out of a situation. George tries to stay on everybody's good side as to keep Lennie and him out of trouble. ” In a panic, Lennie looked at George for help. “He can do anything you tell him,” said George.”
What makes a strong relationship? What shows that people have great relationships with each other? In Of Mice and Men, we follow George and Lennie through their journey on the ranch. Throughout their time on the farm, they get to meet some very unique people who seem to bring out George and Lennie’s real inner personality. Also, we follow Romeo and Juliet in the romantic love story Romeo and Juliet.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, George Milton and Curley’s wife both have dreams that will not come true. One character who never accomplished was George Milton. George has a dream about running his own ranch with Lennie but Lennie keeps getting in the way by getting in trouble.
Lennie, a lighthearted and compassionate character, was suddenly killed by George, the person he considered his best friend. Now, we must ask ourselves; did George do the right thing? Lennie, killing Curley’s wife, would’ve spent the remainder of his life in misery, but was it morally correct of George to take his life? He would’ve had no break from the sights of a prison cell and the cold dark concrete walls, but was it considered manslaughter to kill a person of significance in your life? He would’ve had no rest from the constant illness of guilt that controlled not only his brain but, his life, but was it lawfully justified in a court setting?
George’s character does not really change during the book. However, the reader’s opinion of him starts to view him as a loving, caring figure. This change of opinion is the result of more of his character being revealed. At the start of the book he just seems like an everyday person looking for work. However, his relationship with Lennie shows a warm, brother-like character.