In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck there are many themes but the main one is brotherhood. On page 22 of the story Of Mice and Men George says,“He 's my...cousin” The boss of the job that George and Lennie are applying for is questioning whether George and Lennie are traveling together because that doesn 't happen that often. This quote proves that the theme is brotherhood because George is willing to lie to protect Lennie. Also on page 32 George says, “I seen 'em poison before but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her.” George and Lennie have just ran into Curley 's wife and George is warning Lennie not to interact with her if he knows what is good for
Firstly, we can tell that the citizens of Prentisstown were already manipulated when Todd, the main character of the book believed in what others said, which were women being killed by spackle, then finding out that it was not true(Pg 13, 276, 392, 393). On page 392 and 393, it is revealed by Ben, a parental figure of Todd reveals to Todd and Viola, that spackles were killed by a major population of the men in Prentisstown. It
I seen it.’ ‘Well, that glove’s fulla vaseline.’ ‘ Vaseline? What the hell for?’ ‘Well, I tell ya what-Curley says he’s keepin’ that hand soft for his wife.’” Candy is inferring that Curley beats his wife. The vaseline makes his hand soft, to make sure there are no marks left on his wife after beating her.This is an extremely mean, menacing act. To even think about beating someone is very wrong, but to do it is even worse. Along with that, making sure no marks are left on the victim is very
Atticus Finch is a static character who is an attorney and father of Jem and Scout in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the novel his belief in all people stays consistent. He genuinely believes and accepts that all people have good and evil sides. Atticus says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee,**)He understands his kids when others are calling him a bad father like how Scout dresses.He forgives Mrs.Dubrose for the disrespectful words said about him because he knows she’s sick. He also teaches the kids to not judge Boo Radley because they do not know his story.
One may say that George was being selfish and risking his most valuable friendship. True, Lennie was innocent and it was a mistake, but how many mistakes can he make before everything collapses? Furthermore, George cared for Lennie because he was like a little brother. George gave Lennie maximum protection and support. “George still stared at Curley’s wife.
Soon after meeting an old man named candy at the bunk house, they had the whole thing planned out. Men weren’t the only ones with the great american dream, Curley's Wife also shared in the hopes. As well as Crooks, Curley’s Wife wanted to be treated as equal as men. "You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad."
George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.” (Steinbeck, 41) George explains how he feels about Lennie without getting too sweet so Slim does not think that George is weak. George and Lennie were family, but not by blood, but by they way they took care of each other and protected one another. However, in the end the loyalty of the two men ran out. On the bank of the river, Lennie lay dead, no longer able to show George his loyalty. In the aftermath of loyalty came loneliness because eventually one of the characters in a relationship will outlive the other and leave one all
I should of knew.” Not only do we know that Lennie killed Curley’s wife, but so does George himself. He even seems disappointed and furious at Lennie for doing
In the novel, of mice and men, George was faced with the daunting task of killing his best friend to prevent him from misery. The novel, Of Mice and Men, is a beautiful piece of literature that encapsulates the importance of good friends, and the novel also shows the importance of decisions. The two main characters in the novel are George and Lennie, George is a fairly intelligent and nurturing person that cares for Lennie more than anyone else does. George gives up an easy life to care for Lennie because of how much he loves Lennie despite the trouble Lennie causes him. Lennie is an extremely sympathetic and cordial person who has a peculiar fetish with petting soft things, this fetish causes trouble for Lennie and George.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends named Lennie Small and George Milton's small adventure on a ranch. While on the ranch they encounter came to face new people and small conflicts. They also learn about the other characters dreams, while they add on to their own. As the story progresses readers learn that George and Lennie have a close bond, but in certain situations Lennie gets George into serious trouble representing Lennie as a burden. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself.