In both cases instead of feeling sorry for scaring or killing them, he is angry at them because of it. Finally, Lennie’s strength is too great for him. Steinbeck writes “And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.”(91). Just like the mice that he squeezed too hard, and the puppy he shook too harshly, Lennie’s strength had gotten the best of him. Although he never intended to kill anything, he could not contain his own
Dreams are goals that keep man motivated to improve, evolve, and chase for the better things in life. But unfortunately, not all dreams come true. The American Dream is also a goal to achieve success through hard-work and dedication; The American Dream is a goal that is often fantasized by two men, George and Lennie. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George, the smaller man, leads the way and makes the decisions for Lennie, a mentally challenged fellow. They both travel and work together.
To be our brothers and sisters keeper means that we have to watch out for them and care about even if it 's not our favorite thing to do but we do it because we care about them.John Steinbeck wrote this book in 1937, The book is about two farmers who had dreams of having their own farms and one of the characters named george looks out for Lennie because he has a mental disability. He wrote the book to show that if you are your brothers keeper you will do what 's best for them. A brother 's keeper watch out for them, does what 's best for them, and it 's part of their responsibility because we care for them. First, A brother’s keeper is always watching out for them. For example “ With us it aint like.
A big part of the George and Lennie’s lives is the dream that they share: to make enough money and buy their own ranch and be able to grow crops and raise animals. Lennie has a very big attraction to soft things that he can pet; this gets him in trouble throughout his life. Many events in Of Mice and Men are foreshadowed such as Curley’s wife’s untimely death, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie’s death. In the novel Lennie shows great interest in petting soft things, and it is also shown that Lennie normally kills the things he pets. However, Lennie and George were caught in a situation in Weed where Lennie grabbed onto a girls dress and this got him and George into serious trouble.
George and Lennie are the main characters in this story. They are two young friends who were left with nothing except some hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have dreamt of having and owning a small farm, but they were not able to fulfill their wishes because their lives were followed by heartbreaking failure. In the text, ‘Of Mice and Men’, friendship is portrayed in a very confusing way. It is dangerous so as to say.
George had to decide whether or not he would kill Lennie mercifully, or let the rest of the worker's murder him. I believe George should have killed Lennie because he has hurt people, can’t control himself, and would have probably ended up in a horrible mental institution anyway. Despite Lennie’s seemingly innocent nature, he hurts many people and animals throughout the story. He would pet mice and break their tiny bodies. He had a puppy and killed it for trying to bite him.
When George tells Lennie to meet him in the bushes if anything bad happens this is foreshadowing to the ending of the book when Lennie has to meet him there. Also, Candy telling George that he regretted not killing his dog himself leads to the end where George kills Lennie because he didn't want to live with the same regret as Candy. Lastly, all of the times that Lennie kills animals by petting them foreshadows to when Lennie kills Curley’s wife. The ending of John Steinbeck’s book would not make sense without him putting examples of foreshadowing in the
Lennie had made a mistake when he was alone and the consequences for his actions resulted in his execution. One final example of foreshadowing in Of Mice in Men, is when Carlson shot Candy’s dog. Candy told George, "I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog". Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog.
At first George believed that he could accomplish his dream but later doubts it right after he discovered Lennie did another “bad thing”. “Before George answered, Candy dropped his head and looked down at the hay. He knew.”(Steinbeck 99). After they discovered what Lennie did to Curley’s wife, Candy asks George if they can still buy their land but all their hopes dropped as they suddenly returned back to reality and realized what was and wasn’t possible. Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore.
They are doomed from the start because of Lennie’s fatal flaw—he is developmentally disabled and therefore incapable of bringing the dream to fruition—but his naïveté also allows both him and George to pursue the dream. Lennie’s innocence permits George to believe that the dream might be attainable: “George said softly, ’I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would.’” Lennie is the keeper of the dream; he does not question its inevitable fulfillment, he simply believes. Without this innocence, George would be like all the other ranch hands, wasting his money on whiskey and women, drifting aimlessly from one job to the