George always knows. He’ll say, ‘You’ve done it. Don’t try to put nothing over me,’” (85). Lennie realizes that George may be angry at him for killing the innocent puppy. In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing.
When Crooks continues to joke that George will never come back, Lennie threatens Crooks, Lennie walks “dangerously towards Crooks” (71) and demands he tell him what happened to George. Crooks edges “back on his bunk”, implying that Lennie plans on hurting Crooks. Lennie visits Crooks in an attempt to form a friendship. However, Lennie has already tried to hurt Crooks, even though he has just met him. Lennie’s fear of being on his own interferes with his new relationship with Crooks.
He figures he’s got you scared and he’s gonna take a sock at you the first chance he gets,’” (Page 29 of Of Mice and Men). i. Explanation: The character Curley attempts to seem domineer towards Lennie due to his physique, which can be traced by envy. In his first impressions, Curley tries to make Lennie speak, but because Lennie is docile to George he did not. Thus, giving Curley a greater chance to be ‘formidable’.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
Furthermore George was going to be ostracized and potentially punished if he did not aid in the capture of Lennie or shoot him. Right before the boys went out hunting they told George to “stick with [them] so [they wouldn’t] think [he] had anything to do with [killing Curley’s wife]” (98). George had to shoot Lennie in order to protect others from lennie 's misjudgements and to save himself from
The Sentry knows that as soon as Creon find out that someone has been burying Polynices that he will be furious. “And all the time a voice kept saying, “You fool, don’t you know you’re walking straight into trouble?”; and then another voice: “Yes, but if you let somebody else get the news to Creon first, it will be even worse than that for you!”” (1,191) All the while he does it because he knows it will be worse if he doesn’t tell Creon. His personality is what keeps him from being beheaded or stoned to
In the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the story is about two men, George and Lennie, who are friends but they do not seem to be friends for all the right reasons. George is the antagonist and the main character of this book. As an author, John Steinbeck works to develop a character who is evil and immoral; this character happens to be George. To be evil and immoral means to be not conformed to accepted standards of morality, and profoundly malevolent. Overall, George is the evil and immoral character of the book, Of Mice and Men.
A quest that is doomed from its inception will always cause irreparable damage to its participants. Whether failure comes in the form of death or abandonment, at the deepest level, the questers realize that their journey is hopeless, creating an emotion that alters their behavior and character. In Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor, his analysis of quests in literature, and in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men’s tragic climax in which two companions must part ways in the form of murder, the harrowing effects of a journey with impossible aspirations are proven, both through the fundamental elements of quests across literature, and through the personal journeys of companions George and Lennie, the ending of which triggers
An’ never a God damn one of ‘em ever gets it.”(74). Crooks realized that if he talks bad about his dream, that will put Lennie down, allowing himself to be the strongest in the room. Crooks also attacks the one other thing Lennie cares about, George. Crooks asks, “s’pose George don’t come back no more… What’ll you do then?”(70). This caused Lennie to cry, saying that “‘George wouldna do sumtin like that’”(71).
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. George made the right choice because Lennie’s a danger to others. Lennie was smiling at the memory of the ranch when Curley caught him and then he demanded Lennie to fight him. When Lennie refused Curley started hitting him so George told him to fight back. So Lennie fought back “Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it.