Of Mice And Men Movie Analysis

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Of Mice and Men the movie directed by Gary Sinise is one of the best interpretations of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: 1. The character description and qualities stay true to the movie as they do the novel. Lennie is still perceived as a grown man with a childlike mind. As he is shown dumping his face into the pond water without checking to see if it’s clean first. George is still portrayed as someone who cares for Lennie but is rather bothered by his constant mistakes. 2. While in the barn, Curley’s wife vents to Lennie how she hates being married to Curley. How he is exceedingly controlling and never lets her talk to any of the other men. That she only married him because he seemed nice. She believes that she deserves the…show more content…
The beginning of the novel starts out with a description of the area that George and Lennie will be staying the night. Likewise, with George and Lennie walking to the new ranch rambling about how upset they are that they now have to abandon Weeds and go somewhere new because of another one of Lennie’s incidents. They discuss how annoying it is that the bus driver said that they would only need to walk a couple miles up the road when in reality they walked a great deal. However, the movie commences with a lady in red frantically running in a field and a bunch of men on horses (police) chasing after George and Lennie. George and Lennie then hide in an irrigation riverside until the police go away. Afterwards they hope in a box cart on the train and head on their…show more content…
In the novel, before George kills Lennie, Lennie escapes and goes to hide in the brush down by the river, he starts to hallucinate. He sees his deceased Aunt Clara whom is telling him that he should repay George for taking such good care of him not doing bad things. He also sees a giant rabbit who tells him that George is going to beat the heck out of him and then leave. Then Lennie yells George’s name and he comes. In the movie, Lennie has no hallucinations of his Aunt Clara and of a giant rabbit. Instead George just so happens to call Lennie’s name and he shows up coming up the river. 4. In the novel, George takes a longer amount of time to shoot Lennie then he does in the movie. In the novel George hesitates several times on whether to shot Lennie or not. He starts to studder and slur his words as he reminds Lennie of their dream to own their own land. He eventually shoots Lennie but needs the comfort of Slim. Whereas in the movie, George shoots Lennie rather quickly without any hesitation. As if he never cared for Lennie and only saw him as burden. 5. In the movie as George is bringing the mule back to the barn just like Slim asked him to do. Curley’s wife is in the barn unlike where she is in the novel. In the novel, as George brings the mule to barn Curley is on his porch punching a punching bag as his wife watches in absolute
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