Of Mice and Men Essay Ray Bradbury, a very well known author once said, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don 't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” In Of Mice and Men, the main characters, Lennie and George, have had a rough experience with maintaining a job. Soon Lennie and George set their goal of owning their own house, with all the necessities that they would need included to survive, especially bunnies.
Lennie kills the puppy as he as done before with animals such as mice. Not on purpose of course but because he doesn’t know his own strength. The death of the puppy is a parallel for the fate that awaits him later. Like the Puppy he is innocent and unaware of the things around him that could potentially hurt him. Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie is an outcast. As a kid something happened to Lennie that made him the way he is. George told the boss “‘...He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid’” (Steinbeck, 22) but we know that’s not true. In addition Lennie is very forgetful and doesn’t think before he speaks. He tends to just do or say the first thing that comes to his mind, he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind; therefor George told Lennie not to say anything at their new job because he was afraid Lennie would mess it up.
George prohibits Lennie from petting mice, making Lennie sad. While Lennie killing mice is a bad thing, Carlson killing Candy’s dog is actually isn’t. Carlson shoots Candy’s beloved dog to stop it from enduring any more suffering. Carlson recognizes the love that Candy feels for his dog, and lets Candy know that the way he would shoot him: “‘...He wouldn’t feel nothing...He wouldn’t even quiver’” (Steinbeck 45). Candy’s acquiescence to this act is not one of cruelty
This book is called Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is about two friends named George and Lennie, who try to get their own American Dream. To achieve this, Lennie and George work for some people who are extremely rude to them. George always has to look out for Lennie and would do so much better without him but still sticks with him. Along the way, they meet a lot of friends and even some trouble.
The men in Of Mice and Men come together in a way that would allow them to be like brothers to one another. They all want to live to have the same dream which is to own and work on the land together. Knowing the poor and lonely conditions which these men live in, it should come as no surprise that the dream doesn 't come true. Lennie and George, who came closest to achieving thought of the dream and brotherhood are forced to separate in a tragic death ideal of brotherhood, are forced to separate because a
Says I was a natural. Soon’s he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it.’ She looked closely at Lennie to see whether she was impressing him. ‘I never got that letter,’ she said” (-page 88 of Of Mice and Men). Curley’s wife has lost her dream of being a movie star, and fame and fortune which she believes is due to her mother, causing her to walk into her loneliness. Due to this loneliness, she again walked into her own destruction, this time her death, when she joined Lennie in the barn even after seeing that Lennie has killed a puppy.
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
This scared the girl and Lennie and George had no choice but to leave. This when George says to Lennie (...Doc B…) if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush. This foreshadows that Lennie will get in trouble and have to come here. Another clue to Curley’s wife’s death is the puppy he owned died due to it being fragile and Lennie is too rough. He bounced it up and down and it’s neck snapped.
He allowed Curley to beat him up and did not even attempt to help or stop the beating (Steinbeck 63). It took him too long to react and when he did it was too late because Lennie’s face was already covered in blood and bruised (Steinbeck 63-64). Also, if he cared for Lennie and his well being he would not have left him alone on the ranch to go to the cat house, he should not have even left him alone in the first place and because he did Lennie ended up killing his puppy and then eventually Curley’s wife (Steinbeck 85 & 91-92). In the end of the story George kills Lennie by putting a bullet through the back of his head (Steinbeck 106), while letting him fantasize and imagine the magical dream farm that neither of them will ever come to