This displays their unequal friendship.George also constantly mentions how he’s frustrated that he has to think and act for both of themand that “if [he] was alone [he] could live so easy. [He] could go get a job an ' work, an ' no trouble... [He] could take [his] fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever [he] want.” Of the other characters, Crooks and curley 's wife also show signs of desperate loneliness. Since Crooks is black, he is shunned by the other men and so spends his time in his room, alone and bitter and even says that “S’pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you?
In today’s time period, Candy would be re-tired and drawing a deserved Workers’ Compensation check, but in the 1930’s this was not the case. Richard Moore writes, “Candy is an old man, reduced to cleaning the bunkhouse after los-ing his hand in an accident at work” (3). The ranch life is not meant for the elderly, especially the disabled elderly, but due to lack of social security at the time, Candy has no hope of seeing his retirement any time soon. Authors Umadevi and Saranya give prominence to the fact that, “Can-dy is a senior citizen with a physical handicap, and even though we get the sense that he has been at the ranch for some time, he has few ties or friends either, and tells Lennie and George later in the story that he has no family, no kids” (53). Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”.
Of Mice and Men book analysis Argyri John Steinbeck uses the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ to portray life in the Great Depression Era. The novel tells a story about two men George and Lennie, and their struggles as migrant workers. George cares for Lennie as a he is mentally challenged, this is a burden on George because this is unwanted responsibility and it takes away his freedom to live a normal life. Being mentally challenged in 1930s was not widely accepted by society. This essay will analyse how Steinbeck represents his ideological agenda through his characters.
The book illustrates the day to day life of George and Lennie, ranch workers who are living in the time of the great depression, who have a dream of owning their own ranch one day. Lennie is different than the other men because of his mental disability that doesn’t allow Lennie to understand what others do and say. George, his friend, took the responsibility of taking care of him. Because of his disability, Lennie has accidentally taken the life of Curley’s wife which then leads to the death of Lennie himself, also George and Lennie can’t accomplish their goal of owning a ranch. Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch.
Of Mice and Men In the 1930’s there were causal hardships during the Great Depression this made lots of people become unemployed. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck it is a novella released in 1937 which tells a tale of two workers named George and Lennie, who lost their old job in Soledad and are going to their new job at the ranch. Largely the ending Of Mice and Men was inevitable because of these following themes; American Dream, cruel society, particularly targeting minorities and friendships helping to build empathy. It was a predicament that George and Lennie will never get their own ranch because of the American Dream. The American Dream is an impossible vision that leads to disappointment this is equaled through how the workers don’t
He has been constantly interrupted by his fears, particularly when he attempts to write his own dreams. Furthermore his inability to understand how his actions are interpreted results into their dream being damaged, “Lennie excluded said, “George.” “Yeah?” “I done another bad thing.” “It don’t make no difference,” George said, and he fell silent again,” (34). Grief and disappointment settled into George’s dream, a habit Of Mice and Men and how it seems to build upon loneliness and defeat. Dreams sew together the misery and imagination Steinbeck designed, to convey his ideas about human nature and its tendency to dream. George knew his dream was only a dream, due to Lennie constantly finding trouble, but he continued to dream
Candy is an interesting person when u discus the topic of dreams, I say this because in the beginning of the book to almost the end I don’t think candy has a dream. He is old and he is missing a hand so I think that he thinks that as soon as he can’t sweep the bins clean anymore the ranch will fire him and he won’t have any place to go and in the middle of the book it kind of sounds like he has accepted that future. But towards the end of the novel he hears about George and Lennies dream and he ends up getting in a quote for this is: “George let me come to that ranch with you I have 450 dollars that you can have right now and besides when I die I don’t got no family to give it to so I will just give my share of the place to you”, so then getting to that ranch with George and Lennie is his New
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
John Steinbeck wrote a novel called of Mice and Men 3 characters (George, Curleys wife and Crooks)are involved to prove The theme of failure of the american dream.They all have something they want to achieve by either escaping from something or doing something but they all fail to do so. First John Steinbeck uses George, George came from a small town called Weed with his mentally impaired friend Lennie who is large and massive and looks like a normal person but has the mind of a child,so George looks out for Lennie since he can 't do it on his own. They ran away from Weed to get away from the trouble that was caused by Lennie when he “accidentally” scared a woman by grabbing and feeling on her soft red dress. Lennie has an obsession with soft things.George is tiny compared to Lennie but is really smart he has a dream that their gonna own their own ranch and live happily ever after and have some cows, chickens, and rabbits to tend Lennie is very excited about the rabbits .”we 're gonna have a little place( John Steinbeck 105) George promises Lennie. Sadly that doesn 't happen because Lennie got into some more trouble by killing the bosses sons wife just by not understanding his strength, when the workers find her body lying in the hay inside of the barn they were petrified and her husband curley was angry and ready to kill “ im gonna shoot the guts outta that bastard myself even if i only got one hand”(John Steinbeck
In “Of Mice and Men”, John Steinbeck uses a range of techniques to help the reader understand and feel sympathetic to the outcasted, sad characters in the novel. Steinbeck describes the state of the outcasts, which are Curley’s wife, Crooks and Candy,and in which they are discriminated against the others in the ranch. Steinbeck refers to the characteristics of the outcasts in society to make the readers feel sympathy and understand that the stereotypical categories they are put under are not always true. Steinbeck draws on emotional language to show the reader that the stereotypical categories the characters are being put under are not always veracious. “...Why can’t I talk to you?