In John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men, the readers are introduced to many characters and are shown how each character has their own idea of the American Dream. The first character we are introduced to in the story, is Lennie Small. Lennie’s life critically depends on the American Dream. His dream was to live on his own land with his best friend George Milton, tend rabbits, and have a pup. While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife.
Have you ever felt that your companion was like a parent or like a child? A great example of this question are the two main characters in the book of “Of Mice and Men”. These two main characters, which are George and Lennie were just like a parent and a child. It is clear that in the novel “Of Mice and Men”, Steinbeck uses companionship, American dream, and guardianship to describe Lennie and George’s resemblance. On the other hand, Steinbeck uses George’s leadership, cynicism, liberty and Lennie’s child like behavior, naivety, stability to explain their contradiction.
George consciously makes the decision to place the focus of Lennie’s mind on thing that Lennie desired most. George placed Lennie’s mind on the farm with the trees, the field of alfalfa, and most importantly the rabbits that Lennie would tend to. Lennie mentions numerous times, “I get to tend to the rabbits,” this dream of Lennie’s is the only thing that Lennie truly enjoys. George allows Lennie to relish in this dream one last time to let him enjoy his last moments of his life. When George and Lennie are still talking before Lennie is killed, Lennie says, “le’s do it now.
Author John Steinbeck displayed multiple incidents using ethos in Of Mice and Men by using the main character George to have to be the role model for his mentally disabled partner Lennie, while trying to catch their American Dream. In the story, ethos was shown when Lennie broke Curley’s arm in a fight. Ethos was present when George ordered Lennie to fight back against
In Of Mice Of Men, I believe John Steinbeck’s greater message is that everyone has something that shows who they are and their story behind it. The author chose to focus on the dream and what it meant to the main characters. The main characters of the story George Milton and Lennie Small have a dream of living on a farm. In the context of the book Crooks the stable buck says “Just like heaven, everybody wants a little piece of land” (Steinbeck 74). This to George and Lennie symbolizes freedom and happiness to do as they please on their own land.
The intention of the author is to show the reader what it was like to live and work in the 1930’s as Steinbeck was himself a ranch worker like the men and how authority was important as it decided your place in society First of all, George has authority over Lennie; we learn this from the opening scene when George and Lennie ‘walked down in single file’ George being in front showing he is predominantly in charge. As the section continues it is clear from the way that Lennie ‘Imitated George exactly’ that Lennie feels he has to or wants to follow George’s actions, the adverb ‘exactly’ is used to emphasize how Lennie is copying George
I chose to create a coat of arms for Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. He is such an interesting character because of how he grows throughout the course of the play. Hansberry wants the reader to grow frustrated with his opinionated beliefs at the beginning, but then wants the audience to realize that he is a caring father for Travis. The changes to Walter’s personality over the course of the play are illustrated in the coat of arms, through symbols, including: an American flag, a sword, a declining graph, an iron beam, and a family holding a house. The American flag symbolizes Walter’s desire to achieve his perception of the “American dream”.
George had longed for his own land and to live off of it with Lennie. “We will live off the fat of the land” he would always say. And that was all he had wanted, that was his American dream. As him and Lennie went through many difficulties to get attempt to get there, they never gave up. Soon after meeting an old man named candy at the bunk house, they had the whole thing planned out.
Steinbeck uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos When wanting to reach the American Dream, people should have a logo. A logo could represent the main thing someone wants. The logo in the novella, “Of Mice and Men”, is the rabbits. Lennie, one of the main characters, wanted to live on a ranch with his friend, George. Rabbits are repeated multiple times in the novela because that seems to be the only
Niemeyer also stated this in his article. He stated that, “Family togetherness and family values gave a meaning to what is desired as a life skill. It was apparent that participants in this study put emphasis on the importance of the family participating in activities together.” Behind every livestock showman is a family full of support. Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village”? Well, in the livestock industry this could not be more true.