The deep green pool of the Salinas River was still in the late afternoon. Already the sun had left the valley to go climbing up the slopes of the Gabilan Mountains, and the hilltops were rosy in the sun. But by the pool among the mottled sycamores, a pleasant shade had fallen. A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shallows. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically. A far rush of wind sounded and a gust drove through the tops of the trees like a wave. The sycamore leaves turned up their silver sides, the brown, dry leaves on the ground scudded a few feet. And row on row of tiny wind waves flowed up the pool’s green surface.
We have read two books this year: ´Of mice and men´ and ´The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. The books differ a lot, however they also share some similarities. ´ Of mice and men´ is about two men, named Lennie and George, who live in the time of the Great depression. They are looking for a job, but this isn’t easy because Lennie is mentally disabled so George needs to look after him the whole time. It is a story about true friendship and living together in times where no one did. ‘The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’ is about a guy named Christopher. He is also mentally disabled and has ‘written’ this book himself. It is a story about betray and living in your own world.
Harris and Me is about an eleven year old boy, who has to spend the summer with his relatives on their family farm. He goes to his relatives because of his parents issue with alcohol. After two days of being at his relatives he feels like he has ate more food than he has in the last two weeks. He has a lot to learn about living on a farm, like when he was behind Vivian (a very mean cow) and he got kicked in the face. Harris is a rude person that likes to make fun of people, he made his cousin wrestle pigs in the mud and called the pigs commie japps. Half way through the summer Harris also got his cousin to help him catch mice in the hayfield behind the sickle bar. He found out that their cat also likes mice, but he needed the mice because he
f Mice and Men Essay - Essays and Analysis Critical Context and Evaluation print Print document PDF list Cite link Link Of Mice and Men is one of the most widely assigned modern novels in high schools because of both its form and the issues that it raises. John Steinbeck’s reliance on dialogue, as opposed to contextual description, makes the work accessible to young readers, as does his use of foreshadowing and recurrent images. Equally important is the way in which he intertwines the themes of loneliness and friendship and gives dignity to those characters, especially Lennie and Crooks, who are clearly different from their peers. By focusing on a group of lonely drifters, Steinbeck highlights the perceived isolation and sense of “otherness”
“Life if full of challenges and yet more to come”. People had problems in life and some have solutions some don 't. In the story Of Mice and Men of the main character Lennie is mentally challenged. The story starts with a devastating moment where George and Lennie were kicked out of Weed due to Lennie’s mistake. Throughout the entire novel Lennie makes several mistakes which lead up to his own death by his buddy George. George is Justified for killing Lennie because Lennie was holding him back from keeping the job. Lennie’s actions would lead to the getting fired or even shot.
In ¨Of Mice and Men¨, directed by Gary Sinese, Lenny is seen differently in the book than he is the movie, in more ways than one. One way that Lennie is seen differently in the movie is when we get to hear the quality of his voice. Now that the viewer gets to hear Lennie, we can now see how much his disability really affects him. Another moment where you can see Lennie 's differences, is when he gets in a fight with Curley and crushes his hand. In the book you can 't tell his facial expressions, how angry he really is or what he does in that scene. In the movie, you can see how angry and upset he was just by looking at his face and how much pressure he was really putting on Curley 's hand. A final scene in the movie that we don 't get to see
The novel, Of Mice and Men, has several characters in it that I have noticed have similar characters as myself. These characters that I will write about are Lennie, George, and Slim. These characters are very important to the plot and are very important to me as well.
Douglas Vermeeren from ReliablePlant states that “roughly 70 percent [of people] fail to achieve [their] goals” due to lack of motivation as well as being incapable of overcoming obstacles (Vermeeren). The high-school play Of Mice and Men directed by Dr. Mike Mikulics presents George and Lennie, the two protagonists, who failed to achieve their goal of purchasing a piece of land because of encountering problems at the ranch they worked at. The director illustrates that some dreams are nearly impossible to conquer, therefore having a plan B would ensure some success. The actors and actress executes the play Of Mice and Men magnificently through their ability to act, maintaining the audience’s interest, and the storyline.
Anyway, this research will focus only on three aspects - conscience crisis, violence, and fate and destiny. These aspects will be discussed in three separate chapters under the umbrella of the selected novels of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men(1937) , The Grapes of Wrath(1939) , and The Pearl (1947) and Cormac McCarthy ’s Blood Meridian (1985) , No country for old men( 2005) , and The Road (2006) . The investigator has adopted the sociological methodology throughout the thesis. Furthermore , the second chapter - conscience crisis, will be divided into two parts ( man’s inhumanity to man and greed ).
John steinbeck touches base on the American Dream when he wrote Of Mice and Men. There are many ways that John Steinbeck demonstrates how both George and Lennie have an American Dream. “With us it ain’t like that. We got a future” is an example of how the boys have that dream of having better things to come for them(Steinbeck 15). Steinbeck also uses motifs to show that the American Dream is within the book. The main motif if the story that takes place a lot is that “An’ live off the fatta the lan’” is what Lennie always says, the author puts this in a lot because it shows that the boys have the dream to live on a farm and that they would have a bunch of animals(Steinbeck 15). The quote describes the fact of the American Dream, two guys want
THE SETTING The novel is set in London around 1994. Most parts of the book takes place in the house of Will Freeman and in the house of Fiona. POINT-OF-VIEW the uneven chapters are narrated from Marcus’ point-of-view, while the even chapters are narrated from Will’s point-of-view. Besides the even and the uneven chapters, is the story also written in third person.
George may seem controlling of Lennie seeing as if Lennie makes anymore mistakes, George could lose his job and reputation. Nevertheless George feels the need to protect him after almost getting him killed back when they first met. George played a prank not knowing that Lennie couldn 't swim and Lennie almost drowned. In all these instances George has both a controlling side and a protective side. George tries his hardest to protect Lennie but when the situation calls for it, and in Lennie 's best interest, George was able to make the hard call and pull the trigger. So as you can see, George really does care for Lennie. George is trying to get ahead in life but he is trying to make sure Lennie is also able to get ahead in life.
Have you ever done something that is said to be wrong but you find it if justified? In the novel Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, George kills Lennie. George and Lennie are close friends, who travel together from ranch to ranch, because Lennie keeps getting in trouble.George thinks it is justified to kill Lennie, because he had accidentally killed Curley's wife. Many times something that is justifiable can also be condemned and the other way around. Was George killing Lennie really justified, or should George be condemned? The reader discovers this in the plot of the story.
Comparative Analysis Essay Many authors use similar styles and themes in their work and apply it to more than one piece of writing. The author, John Steinbeck used this method often to allow his readers to notice these connections. In the novel Of Mice and Men and the short story Tularecito, Steinbeck uses similar plots, themes, topics, and symbolism to give readers an opportunity to notice and compare these cohesive writings. Both these pieces by John Steinbeck have many facets in the personality of their main character.
Arrays of golden barley covered the fields like a blanket. The bright California sun shone upon the rocky mountains that bordered the landscape. A jewel blue river curved gently along the edge of the field, decorated with ancient grand trees. Workers positioned in fields seemed like small ants trailing through the vast area of Soledad. George stopped bucking barley, and looked over at Lennie. That big nuisance is going to get our team in trouble again he thought. How many times a day do I find him distracted? Lennie started to sit down in the field, twisting the barley around his colossal fingers. George resumed his work, but he couldn’t seem to completely focus. Hoarse voices informed the workers that work was over for the day, and everyone