George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions. For example, there was once a mouse in his pocket and one time, a puppy with him on his bunk (43). George does a good job of protecting Lennie when needed. For example, George knew Curley’s wife was going to cause trouble, so he warned Lennie to not talk to her (32). The accident involving Curley’s wife was Lennie’s fault for not listening to George and behaving as he did.
In both cases instead of feeling sorry for scaring or killing them, he is angry at them because of it. Finally, Lennie’s strength is too great for him. Steinbeck writes “And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.”(91). Just like the mice that he squeezed too hard, and the puppy he shook too harshly, Lennie’s strength had gotten the best of him. Although he never intended to kill anything, he could not contain his own
This foreshadows Lennie’s death when he is shot right in the back of the head by George, who really does not want to because George has been beside Lennie for so long and how innocent and benevolent Lennie had been. Another example is Lennie disobeying orders by George to avoid contact with puppies and
One of the big themes in Of Mice and Men is the search for companionship and Thomas Scarseth makes an accurate point about friendship. He stated, "Friendship. Love. That too is what Of Mice and Men is all about. Lennie and George, disparate types, are, against all good reason, friends.
Steinbeck chooses to reveal this theme through his characters Curley, Crooks, George and Lennie. In the beginning of the story, George talks about the men who go around the ranches alone and angry. “I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain’t no good. They don’t have no fun.
Steinbeck’s Use of Foreshadowing Steinback uses foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” to make this classic book. The story is about to migrant workers who have dreams of owning a ranch. But the problem is that one of the workers, Lennie, loves soft things which causes them problems. How does Steinback use foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men”? John Steinback uses foreshadowing by alluding to the poem, talking about Lennie’s obsession, the idea of the “American Dream”, and the parallel between the dog and Lennie in the four documents.
Clean forgot I told him to jump in. Well, I aint done nothing like that no more” (Steinbeck 44). Even George is remorseful for what he has done in the past he still continues to demean Lennie. Which (due to his childlike demeanor) Lennie does not notice when he is being made fun
“Candy looked unhappily, he said softly. No I couldn’t do that. I had him too long” Candy could not kill his dog, and he was sad when they told him that it was time to shoot your dog, it might be a dog to them but it was more than a dog to him, it was his friend. Candy did not want to feel lonely, he was so used to him (the dog) that if he left, he won’t be able to survive, “Candy threw his legs off the bunk. He scratched the white stubble whiskers on his cheeks nervously.
Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, has brought readers a realistic, morbid tale of two laborers that have found their way to a new ranch, hoping to get a job in order to fulfill their dreams. This novella can be perceived by multiple different people who can find what is most valuable to them through their own personal opinion. For me, I find the friendship in the novella to be of most value gto me. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck introduces that protagonists, George and Lennie, their relationship gives the readers a realistic account of what friendship is. Friendship can be seen in many different instances and in many different people.
The book “Of Mice and Men“, written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1937, revolves around two migrant workers named George and Lennie in the 1920s who have a very special relationship which includes a common dream of owning a farm. Lennie is a mentally handicapped, strong man who is advised and lead by his friend George. At a new farm they have to face trouble concerning Lennie and his disability. The book starts with the two main characters Lennie and George who sleep at a river on the way to a new farm and talk about their dream of owning their own land. Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, dreams of owning a rabbit hutch and taking care of rabbits as he loves small anmals to pet like mice.
George, a small man with sharp features, and Lennie, a tall man with light eyes are two farm workers heading to a ranch where they will work. Lennie has a mental disability with an affinity for soft things and George acts as his guardian. They stop at a river in the valley and Lennie persuades George to tell him how they will buy land and live off the crops they farm together. Once the two men get to the farm, they are greeted by Candy, an old swamper, and Curley, the boss’s son. Curley and Lennie immediately start off on the wrong foot, despite Lennie’s timid disposition.