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 contrast to Slim, the character of Curley’s Wife is the most-evident example of tension through character-interactions.
Survival of the fittest is the primordial notion that only the fit have the power and strength to live, and more importantly, thrive in their environment. 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. In the second to last sentence in the second to last stanza Robert Burns writes, “The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley” (Burns 39), which translates to how to farmer believed the mouse he had ended up killing had all these plans, but in the end wasn’t allowed to fulfill them due to his death, similar to Lennie.
To avoid getting in trouble, George, playing his role as Lennie’s caretaker, grabbed Lennie and they ran as far away as they could and found a new job. 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. Another bad thing about the book is that the very end was good but predictable he got rescued and it was happily ever after other than the fact of all the deaths. The last bad thing I have to say about the book is were really no likeable characters some were jerks (Jack) some were bossy (Raphael) others thought they were always right (Piggy) it would have been nice to see at least one lovable main character.
George is basically Lennie’s caregiver because he is constantly reminding him what was said, and what to do in trouble, so Lennie has an advantage in the relationship over George. 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 “Flowers for Algernon,” Charlie’s mindset and thought process also introduce antagonists Joe Carp and Frank Reilly, both of whom were his coworkers, and they also have unique mindsets. 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.
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. The characters in Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, portray varying degrees of companionship.
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. This also shows that Lennie and George have their ups and downs but in the end they have each other’s backs.