She is only with him because her dad is dead and her mom doesn’t want her 2) “They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger… The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so the nigger got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.” (55) – to show the loneliness of Crook and how he’s different; yes they are necessary for character development, this reveals something about both the people who say it, in this case Candy, and Crooks; yes, this is it.
“If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story. Also, Lennie kills his puppy. Lennie says,”Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.”
When the wolf tries to trick the third pig into getting out of his house, the pig is always one step ahead of him. He treats the feud between himself and the wolf like a game. The quote that could best represent the third pig's liveliness comes on page 22 after the pig had just gotten away from the wolf by hiding in the butter churn,”Hah! I frightened you, did I? I had been to the Fair and bought a butter-churn, and when I saw you I got into it and rolled down the hill”(22).
At the end of the book the same thing happens with Curley’s wife, and ultimately Lennie. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie kills a series of animals, foreshadowing the death of Curley’s wife. The first grim sign occurred early in the novel. The two friends are just arriving at their camp by the river, and George notices something strange in
CLAIM: Some people are too dangerous to be in a communities. George’s decision of shooting Lennie in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is ethical, according to the Common Good Approach, because Lennie has murdered Curley’s wife and other living things. The ranch workers were outside of the barn having a good time playing horseshoe and Lennie is inside of the barn with his soft puppy he likes to pet. Curley’s wife decides to join Lennie inside the barn and she begins to talk about her hair and how soft and well taken care of her hair is. Curley’s wife lets Lennie to touch her soft hair however, when Lennie puts his hands in her hair, he holds onto it and doesn’t let go of her hair, Curley’s wife starts screaming in panic which makes
Because of his wife dying in Lennie’s hand, he also announced, “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand. I’m gonna get ‘im” (Steinbeck 93). This other scene shows the alarming and horrifying determination by Curley of killing another person because he knew that Lennie is the one who made the trouble and broke his wife’s
They were seen as useless and as extra mouths to feed. Candy faces the endless fear that the boss will fire him once he loses his worth on the farm. Candy’s fears are portrayed when Carlson shoots his old dog because the dog is too old to be of use. He tells Lennie
When things happened in the town, they blamed Boo for it. For instance, " when people's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them." No matter what the situation was, he was the one to blame. Even Jem, who has never seen him, was judging Boo because of all the rumors that the town people said about him, like how Jem says he "dines on raw squirrels and any cat he can catch." He even goes on to say how he looks like, "a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.
Other men like Carlson, Crooks, Candy, and Slim would go out on their own and would often be very lonely as they didn’t have any family with them. While many men in this age live on their own, they need to find a person or object to take hold of for companionship. The companionship between George and Lennie is unbreakable and many times the other ranch hands are jealous of their relationship. When George and Lennie first arrive on the ranch, they are met by a man named Candy.
You always killed ‘em.” (9) This, alongside with Curley’s wife’s murder, proves Lennie’s uncontrolled strength. The poor woman’s death is what starts the manhunt after Lennie, and after so many wrongdoings on his part, Lennie is shot by George, just like Candy’s dog was shot by Carlson. Lennie, much like Candy’s dog, is decided by George that he is better off dead, as he has no chance of surviving in the society his in, especially with the pugnacious Curley, the ranch owner’s son, after
Radio host Bernard Meltzer once said, “A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” In other words, in a true friendship flaws don’t matter. In his novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tells the story of Lennie and George, two characters who remain friends regardless of any trouble or flaws. Lennie acts as a child and he doesn’t remember what George tells him. He has a mental problem and he’s dumb.