First off, Crooks is a black stable buck that is isolated from the men which happens to make him a mean and unsympathetic man. Lennie enters the barn to see his puppy and decides to strike a conversation with Crooks. Crooks sees that Lennie isn't the smartest guy and decides to play around and make him concerned about George by saying " Le's say he wants to come back and can't. S'pose he gets killed or hurt so he can't come back"(71). Seeing that Crooks is displayed as a hostile guy and is not welcomed in the barn, he keeps to himself.
Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”. The social security program created in the late 1930’s allows people to be able to retire at a set age or with a disability, whether it is due to old age or disability. Candy stays nervous and desires to make a life outside of the ranch. His beloved hound dog is a parallel to Candy in the fact that both are decrepit and physically useless. Warren French writes that the dog stinks, has no purpose, and is very old; this is a symbol
Making a sacrifice to a healthy friendship Of Mice and Men is a story written by John Steinbeck, a story about two men named George and Lennie. In the story George and Lennie have been kicked out of the town Weed because of an incident that happened to Lennie in weed Ultimately, George stays with Lennie through thick and thin while on the ranch miles ahead from Weed. Lennie appears to have trouble there on the ranch he kills the boss's son’s wife and kills a puppy that was given to him. Friendship is extremely important in the novel because in John Steinbeck's book Of Mice and Men he uses the struggles of friendship to illustrate the difficulties for the migrant workers' survival during the 1930’s. George is a character that display friendship by caring for Lennie in the book Of Mice and Men.
And then we have Candy. Candy is a old man, who has a old dog. Candys work mates convinced him that the dog should be shot. When the dog is shot Candy is lonely, and therefore wants to be a part of Lennie and Georges plans of owning there own
For example, Candy’s dog is killed painlessly with mercy to be spared of suffering, (45). This dog lived a happy life, even until the end of it, being that he was unknowing of his soon-to-come death. On the other hand, the one that does grieve and lament is none other than Candy, who was not spared from the news of his dog’s death. Oblivion prevented the pain and suffering that came along with the burden of knowing. Further along in the story, Lennie, who had just committed murder, starts dreaming about owning a farm with a firm belief in its possibility, (105).
Near the end of the movie, Curley wife came into the barn to try and chat up Lennie, but Lennie told Curley’s wife that he wasn't allowed to talk to her because George told him she might cause some problems. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, Lennie had just killed his puppy on accident and was already worried about how mad George would be, so he didn't want to add fuel to the fire by talking to Curley’s wife. This is significant because it displays the impact of the dream farm on Lennie. He is worried that by disappointing George he wont be allowed to tend the rabbits, so he tries his hardest to stay out of
In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck a lot of innocent characters that suffer at the hand of another. One character from the story that suffer is Candy.The way Candy suffers is not being able to do a lot of things and when his dog got shot.For example,when Carson took his dog out behind the barn and shot him in the head.Another example is when Candy lost his hand and can not do a lot of stuff.Candy sweeps the bunkhouse and make sure that it is clean.Another way he suffers is not being able to work in the fields.Candy is one of the many characters that suffer in the book. Another character from the story that suffer was Curley 's wife.The way his wife suffer was not be able to do a lot of stuff and not having people to talk
They also meet Curley's wife who is a tart. Then Slim gives Lennie one of his pup and Lennie likes it. One day, Carlson comes to Candy who has an old dog. He kills it because everyone doesn't like it. While everyone is outside, Lennie and George talk about their future and Candy wants to come with them and George accept it.
Although Steinbeck shows sympathy for his characters, it doesn’t compel him to give the story a “happily ever after” ending. For example, George is a farmer with a good heart, but in the end he ends up shooting his best friend Lennie out of mercy. Steinbeck also contradicts poverty and minimal resources with friendship and dreams of having a better life. George and Lennie are traveling farmers searching for work, they don’t have a permanent home. However, they have a dream of owning their own farm and Lennie gets to tame the rabbits.
In this novel written by Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf, begins with the narrative of Harry Haller’s nephew. His nephew thinks he is snobbish and unsociable and doesn’t deserve his attention. This sets up how the readers view Steppenwolf as a bland and unsociable person. Despairing and melancholy, Harry feels himself to be “a wolf of the Steppes,” or “Steppenwolf,” in a world where nothing brings him happiness. When we talk and compare the different worlds that Herman Hesse has set up in this book Steppenwolf we must set up the character of Steppenwolf.
Steinbeck perfectly portrays the harsh truth of society and how many dreams are destroyed causing misery and emptiness (“Of Mice and Men.” Novels 248). At first George and Lennie aspire to own a farm that they can call their own. Candy and Crooks later join this dream to escape from society’s harsh judgment. The four of them slowly make their way towards their goal. However, their dream ends when Lennie kills Curley 's wife and is hunted down.
Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him’ he said proudly, ‘You wouldn 't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog i ever seen.” (44) He knows now he is a weak man, like his dog, and when he was younger they both were great workers, but now they are both old and broken. Unlike the guys taking care of his dog with candy, they just shoot the dog and Candy fears when he can 't work and no one will take care of him. Most of the people in Of Mice and men will never get the American dream, almost no one does. Lennie, George, Candy, they are have suffered, but they always have the hope of