Finally, Friendship is one of the biggest parts in the novel Of Mice and Men. The relationship that is made between George and Lennie can only be described by one quote, “The Friendship Lends hope to the dream, but the reality of their Brutal Life destroys the dream and the Friendship” (“Of Mice” 248). This described the life of Lennie and George perfectly because there friendship caused them to stay together as a team and stick up for each other no matter the circumstance. Lennie would always talk “about the ranch he, George and Candy are planning to buy” (Steffens 39). Unfortunately, they were still in a horrible situation by moving town to town and not having a set home and since they were living this life there dreams in the end was destroyed.
He gave up his dream job as an engineer and plans to watch over the farm. When Zeena stated she did not want to move out of the town, his future was sealed and he soon fell into a depression. In Ethan Frome, Ethan’s secrecy, craving for attention, and irrational actions all make for the story of a man who was isolated on a farm and who changed over time. Through these examples, the reader is shown the theme of love in the novel. As love is seen in many ways throughout the world, readers see that edith Wharton’s depressing story is still relevant because of how much it connects to readers and how realistic it is.
This quote also connects back to Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, and the character Crooks because of his race other workers on the ranch treat him differently. He is separated from other workers, and he also can’t go in the bunkhouse where all the other guys stay. Other workers on the ranch use offending words to describe him. In Chapter 2, Candy describes Crooks using this quote “The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so that nigger got him. If he coulda use his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger” (Steinbeck 20).
Crooks feels discriminated against and is defensive and angry with the other men for not including him. Another quote which displays Crooks's loneliness is, "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black. How'd you like that? Spose You had to sit out here an read books.
Think about someone who can be shy at times, but can also be outgoing and protective over certain things. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two friends who take jobs on a farm to earn money so they can buy their own farm. Lennie has a mental disorder, but no one knows about it other than George, who protects him. Lennie gets excited easily, so to try to stay calm he likes to pet soft things. One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft.
What is right and what must be done are two different concepts. Often times, life requires people to do what must be done in order to save themselves, or others, from negative consequences. The characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men illustrate how people implement remorseful decisions with astute intentions to help ease the consequences for those they care about. Lennie is a sizable, amicable guy. Although Lennie loves mice, he is inept at handling feeble creatures.
The Story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about these two friends that live in California and they go on experiences together and throughout the book they go on ups and downs. John Steinbeck 's makes Lennie very strong, but not very wise in the book. In the book of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there are two farm boys searching for the American dream and looking for their perfect ranch. Lennie is not the brightest in the pack meaning that he’s not very smart, but he has a soft charisma and he actually likes soft things too. George doesn’t really have confidence in Lennie for instance on the ranch, George wouldn’t let Lennie talk because George didn’t want Lennie to miss getting the opportunity.
This quote from my research shows us the isolation of blacks in the Jim Crow days. A quote from Lee Sustar shows us the isolation of Crooks because of segregation, “Black workers who tried to organize often found themselves a target of lynch mobs, in both the north of south”. This shows us that if Crooks tries to rebel he could get lynched by the others on the farm because he is outnumbered by race on the farm. Crooks has it the worst on the farm because he has a lot of fear on the farm. Crooks is marginalized in many other ways not just fear on
Crooks knew he would never get a chance at a dream even though he wished it could because of the big guy. The author uses crooks loneliness in differentness to the other friendships. When Crooks and Lennie are in the barn, Crooks explains to Lennie that “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”(73), talking about himself. Steinbeck was trying to make Crooks appear completely different to George and Lennie’s characters. While George and Lennie have each other, Crooks only has his books, and even those books don’t make him happy, he says, “ain’t no good.
Discrimination has been in society for as long as we can remember, but how was discrimination in the 1930’s. John Steinbeck 's novel, “Of Mice and Men” Steinbeck uses George, Lennie, Crookes, and Curley 's Wife to show discrimination. Two characters George, a small smart hard working person, and Lennie, a big dumb strong person, get a job on a ranch where they meet others. They meet other worker and get to know each other. The workers get to know each other and realize eachothers challenges.
Subconsciously, Curly thinks his wife is a cheater, too, and is just unable to admit it to himself for fear that the realization would tip the scale and change everything. In reality, Steinbeck never proves that Curly’s wife is a cheater; he only shows situations that could be interpreted many different ways. Both George and Curly judge Curly’s wife because of appearances, rumors, and situations that are purely coincidental, as well as all the other men at the barn. Similarly to Curly’s wife’s situation, the men judge Crook because of his appearance, also, although on a different
While Crooks, a victim of racial prejudice, expresses his isolation openly, he also socializes with other workers on the job and while playing horseshoes with them. Curley’s wife, on the other hand, cannot talk to anyone without suffering the consequences of a jealous husband: “ I get so lonely,’ she said. “you can talk to people , but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?” (87) More specifically, the other men on the ranch refuse to talk to her because Curley’s position of power on the ranch portrays him as having the ability to have any man on the ranch lose their job.