Best friends are on the hunt to find a job during the Great Depression, will they find a job before it's too late? But finding a job and keeping one will be difficult when you have a mental disability. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two friends who are jobless during the Dust Bowl and are struggling to live. They are trying to get jobs but work is hard to find at the moment and the Lennie, the friend with the mental disability, can't control himself so he can't keep one job. George and Lennie already had to flee one place because Lennie pulled up a womens dress..
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions. The relationship between the characters George and Lennie is a strong example of friendship in this novel.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who are on a mission to live off the “fatta the lan’.” The story is based in 1930s Salinas Valley, California, and shows the troubles that George and Lennie meet while they work on a ranch to earn enough money to buy their own land. After a mishap leads to Lennie killing a rancher’s wife, George kills Lennie as an act of mercy for the safety of others and for Lennie himself. The differences and similarities between George and Lennie give light to what motivates their actions and how they function together. George is a small but smart man who seems to be weighed down by the burden of looking out for Lennie but is still happy to have someone to share his
John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men portrays the lives of two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. They are migrant workers living in the Great Depression. Lennie and George work very hard to achieve their aspiration of a better life, but in the end they both die. S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders depict the life of indigent Ponyboy Curtis, who learns to “stay gold” through the death of two members of his gang, Johnny Cade and Dallas (Dally) Winston and a member of the rival gang, Bob Sheldon.
In chapter two in Of Mice and Men, it discusses about how vigorous George's and Lennie’s friendship bond is. A substantial example of this is seen when George was explaining to the ranch boss (Curley’s father) how he took care of Lennie when his Aunt Clara died. Subsequently, both George and Lennie have been working, living, and traveling together. Whenever Lennie gets into any trouble or a difficult situation, George protects him and typically does not get furious about what Lennie has done. When George and Lennie make it to the ranch and begin to work, a gentleman known as Slim stated, “You guys travel around together...ain’t many guys travel around together…” (34-35;ch.2).
In the novel George and Lennie have a friendship were George tells Lennie what to do and Lennie does it. Lennie’s mental states causes him to sometimes forget stuff, and can’t makes decisions as quick as everyone else. George has to take care of Lennie and he tells Lennie what to do. Steinbeck uses George and Lennie to show the theme of power and control. Lennie’s strength is used to show that having power was a big thing during the Great
Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been. On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition. Living in the American Depression molded some of the ideas, but, also the men's companionship with each other affected their way of living.
¨There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship¨- Thomas Aquinas. In the story of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the two main characters in the book are named George and Lenny. They represent this quote.The book is about George and Lenny and their goal to achieve the american dream by owning their own ranch. George is the leader between the two because Lennie has a smaller brain and can 't comprehend a lot. They have been close since Lennie 's only family member left him and George had to take care of them.
In the book Of Mice and Men by: John Steinbeck tells a story of the different kinds of actions that were risked through friendship. George and Lennie are best friends and they do everything together which is difficult for this time period because most guys carry their own weight. After the incident in Weed causes them to leave town and find work in Murray and Ready’s, a small town ranch. Lennie and George are hard workers because they hope that they can fulfill their dream of living of the fatta
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85).
When a person is struggling in life, they find a person to pick up the piece when they can not. Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck tell the story of a George and Lennie, a pair of friend in the great depression striving for the american dream; to live of of the fat of the land. They travel around the midwest a migrant woking, looking for work. George is a short man who is more of the brains of the operation, while lennie as a big strong guy who does not even know his own strength. However he struggle with comprehending and remember information he is given.