In John Steinbeck 's novel “Of Mice and Men,” made into an enduringly popular movie, the lines about the rabbits have became emblems for the whole relationship between George and Lennie -- the quiet-spoken farm laborer and the sweet, retarded cousin he has taken under his arm. I would not have thought I could believe the line about the rabbits one more time, but this movie made me do it, as Lennie asks about the farm they 'll own one day, and George says, yes, it will be just as they 've imagined it. Lennie is played by John Malkovich and George is Gary Sinise, who also directed this film, using an adaptation by Horton Foote. The most sincere compliment I can pay them is to say that all of them - writer and actors - have taken every unnecessary gesture, every possible gratuitous
George says, ‘“We’ll have a cow,” said George. “An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens… and down the flat we’ll have a… little piece of alfalfa--”.’ (pg. #). George is giving Lennie one last chance of hope for the ranch and for his rabbits. George has to later shoot Lennie and that is when it really hits him that their aspirations will never become a reality.
This passage is in chapter one when George and Lennie first talk about their dreams. Their dream is they will have their own house and raise different farm animals. They will have a vegetable patch and nice food to eat. Most importantly, in this dream Lennie gets to tend all the rabbits. Nothing else would ever make Lennie happier than him being able to tend the rabbits.
He wasn’t comfortable in the ranch so he wanted to leave, and that is exactly how a little boy acts. Also, Lennie is a very innocent person. He look at things in a different way that anyone else, he can’t realize if he is doing a good or a bad thing. In the novel when he tells George: “If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills and find a cave. I can go away any
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
Furthermore without any control George was forced to kill Lennie. However he first tells Lennie about their dream, about tending rabbits, living off the land from the crops, and shoots him. Friendship and Loneliness is shown here where George is Lennie’s best friend, and everyone else stays away leaving Lennie alone. Other times in the novel the reader witnesses many other characters face this same factor of isolation. Some examples are,
How does steinbeck introduce the main characters in the novel? John Steinbeck is the author of Mice and men, a novel about two men set in the 1930´s.George and Lennie.They move from farm to farm for jobs,is a very lonely life for them they only have each other they move through the country following “The American dream“.George is strict and responsable, and in charge of Lennie, Lennie is childish, strong and not very bright.This characters are very opposite but they take care of eachother. Steinbeck introduce the character´s personality by using actions onomatopeias and similies “Lennie “drank with long gulps,snorting into the water like a horse” George “george knelt beside the pool and drank from his hand with quick scoops”.Their actions show their personalities,it shows how Lennie goes after what he wants ignoring the consequences by demonstrating he doesn 't care how clean the water is,that he is now wet, or how to properly drink water,he just cares about how thirsty he is.It shows how George is more of a mature and clean guy showing how he analyses what he is going to do,how he thinks before he acts,opposite to Lennie.By using the word “gulps“ it illustrates the quantity of water Lennie is
In the back of Candy’s mind, he knew it was the right thing to do and with all of the pressure the decision became clear. Candy did not want to talk to any of the other men in the bunkhouse after he agreed to let Carlson shoot his dog, so he went straight to bed. Candy had instant regret that he let Carlson kill his dog, not because he was shot but because he did not do it himself. Part of companionship is being there for your partner until the
91) There was no hatred but a scared mind in which no one was there to help. Lennie runs off once he realizes what he’s done and George is the first one to find him. George has a plan but it is one that will hurt him forever. George and Lennie’s dream is the same of many americans in which they all want to own land and a big house but there are a couple differences. People may want other things besides animals such as family or reading materials.
But he can do anything you tell him” (22). This quote explains that George was lying about how Lennie got his disability, just so he can make the boss think that he was not born unintelligent. It reveals that George really wants the job, so he tries to make him and Lennie great candidates for the position. On the other hand, Candy’s dog has been living with Candy for a very long time, but can’t live much longer due to his poor health. When George and Lennie see Candy’s dog for the first time, the author describes him as, “And at his heels there walked a dragfooted sheepdog, gray of muzzle, and with pale, blind old eyes” (24).
It started going astray in Weed when they were forced to run away and find new work. Their progress was good but Lenny 's desire for soft things ended up stopping one of his small plans of taking care of a puppy and raising it. Even though he was a good worker, he was forced to run when he accidently killed Curley 's wife when he panicked and refused to let go of her hair, when she offered him to pet it. In the end, he was killed and would never live his plan of taking care of rabbits and other soft animals. Candy 's plan of his life was to just work on the farm he was currently at.
So Lennie really never gets to be the person he really potentially could have been. On the other side of things, George 's plans and dreams seem to be broken when Lennie drags him down, George says, "I could get along so easy and nice if I didn 't have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl” (Steinbeck 7). George may want life on the ranch, but also it seems like he likes the idea of just living the simple life of a rancher, getting his steak and spending it the American way. So one dream may be set because George lowered his standards due to not achieving his actual dream.
Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home
While George and Lennie buck barley in the movie, George sees Lennie hauling by himself as much as two other guys haul together and he smiles as if he would if he were proud of his own son. George also must give Lennie orders and care for him just as though Lennie were his own child. While Curley beats up Lennie, George must yell, “Get him Lennie,” because Lennie doesn’t know what to do. At the beginning of the novel, George orders Lennie to wait for him in the brush by the river if he ever gets in trouble. Similarly, when Lennie starts taking his pup out too much, George advises him to put the pup away since he doesn’t realize he will hurt
“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” This quote by carl jung explains why geroge Milton, needs Lennie smalls in his life. At the beginning of the story George named all the things he could do without lennie but throught the story we see that George really does need Lennie. George keeps Lennie around so he wont be like other ranchers and live a lonely life. Not only does Lennie keep George saine, he also gives George hope, and keeps him human. George keeps Lennie around because it keeps him from being like other ranchers, most ranch workers go ranch by ranch having no one to talk to or have fun with and they just turn mean.