Overview The wife of Curley, the son of a ranch owner in Soledad, California, was the victim of involuntary manslaughter at the hands of Lennie Small, a mentally disabled bindlestiff travelling with a companion and carer by the name of George Milton. It is believed that the pair were on the run from the owners of a previous ranch in the town of Weed - A town a few miles down the road from Soledad - where Small had assaulted a female resident of the ranch, whose position and name is currently unknown. Small, described by Milton in an unofficial statement, was a child trapped in an adult’s body, and unaware of his own strength. Shortly after being hired on the ranch in Soledad, Small is involved in a fight initiated by Curley, the son of the …show more content…
He recalls the story past the broken hand to be quite vague with many arguments between Milton and Slim as to the course of events, partially due to the blurriness of the events themselves, and partially due to the ungodly amount of liquor consumed by the two men that evening. Criminal and Accomplice(s) Profile Very little is known about either of the men involved; the few descriptions available were given by Steinbeck, who recounted what he observed and what he was told by Milton himself. Small is described, rather ironically, as a giant of a man with immense, almost inhuman strength as demonstrated in the previous incident with Curley. Small possessed very little in the way of mental power, with a memory comparable to that of a goldfish. Given his previous run-ins with trouble, both recent and previous hinted to by Milton. The reason for both incidents is believed to be Small’s love of soft things, and obsessive stroking of them. Such objects included the dress of the girl in Weed, and the hair or Curley’s …show more content…
Unfortunately, due to the little information provided by our witness, Mr Steinbeck, this profile is rather empty, with very little useful information. However, we know from what the various farm hands told Mr Steinbeck that Curley’s wife was a fairly attractive young woman, who was only recently married to Curley. However, she was also known to give other men “the eye”, or flirting with them (Slim in particular), which suggests that she was unsatisfied with her marriage. Unfortunately, it is not our job to make judgements on the state of marriages in the area; if that were the case, our lives would be much more entertaining. It would certainly make a change to the robberies, murders and other crimes committed
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Throughout Steinbeck’s story, Of Mice and Men Steinbeck introduces two opposite characters, George Milton and Lennie Small. These two characters show a unique friendship that can inspire others. Steinbeck puts their friendship to the test many of times. Somehow these two opposite characters continue would do anything for each other, but somehow enough may not be enough got the unlikely pair. Steinbeck shows that Lennie has some sort of brain disorder but that doesn’t stop George from being his father figure.
Of MICE AND MEN is an incredible book showing a dream two men had. Lennie and George work off each other, they are companions in their life dream. With a friendship there always comes complications that grow down the line. George pretty much had to watch over Lennie and his handicapped mental state, making sure he did not get into trouble or kill any thing on accident. No one understood their friendship, but George needed Lennie’s companionship.
Sunday night was horrid, It was the last George saw Lenny as immaculate. Lenny did something unbelievable… He murdered Curley’s wife and the puppy. He faced the same consequences just like Weed, but this time there was no time to escape. George has to do it quick before Curley finds Lenny and makes him suffer.
“Of mice and men” is a novella written by John Steinbeck. The novella as first published in 1937 and it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small. The novella is based on John Steinbeck’s own experience as a bindlestiff. The story takes place in California under the Great Depression in the 1930’s where George and Lennie are going from ranch to ranch to work.
In a nutshell, the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ is about two men who seem to offer completely opposite personalities, an example would state that George is smart and mature, and being the opposite of George, Lennie is the mentally underdeveloped, sluggish man we have grown to love and adore today. During the first three chapters of this novel, we have learned about many characters, regard of their personality and characteristics, we also learn that each character has his or her own past, regrets, ambitions, and needs. In this essay, I will explain how each need aspire to each characters, and how affects to others is as well. Examples such as Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s Wife. Curly feels unneeded in the world because he feels disables.
What characters say are often contradicted in most novels. An example would be such as in Of Mice and Men when George says “he never lifted a finger against me” (pg.40) therefore showing he is harmless but it is contradicted when he hurts others unintentionally. Lennie in the beginning is petting a dead mouse which he has killed “I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead-because they was so little”(pg.10). Nearing the end of the story Lennie kills his beloved puppy “Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice”(pg.85).
Lennie Small is a mentally-challenged man who behaves very childish and doesn't comprehend his physical strength. He frequently gets himself into misfortune and counts on George Milton, practically his family member, to get him out of it. After Lennie ran into some trouble in Weed, the two fled to Soledad where there was an employment opportunity on a ranch. In the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, Lennie encounters more trouble in Soledad and George ended up shooting him to liberate Lennie from his inevitable fate. George’s conduct of murdering Lennie can be seen as both justifiable and unethical.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses the character of Curley's wife to illustrate the theme of loneliness. Curley's wife is the only woman on the farm and has no one to talk with. In the beginning, Curley's wife always bothers the men by telling them " [She is] lookin' for Curley" (Steinbeck 31). This is the first sign of her unbearable loneliness.
One warm day when all of the ranch workers were playing horseshoes curley’s wife came into the barn and started to talk lennie. Lennie
The next horrible act Lennie commits is caused by his fantasies of rabbits which lead to a fight between him and Curley that ends with Curley’s hand being completely crushed by Lennie’s out of control strength. Lennie cries “I didn’t wanta hurt him” (Steinbeck 64) and George says “Lennie was jus’ scairt... he didn’t know what to do” (Steinbeck 65). This proves that Lennie does not mean to harm people but due to his challenged mind and physical power it is
Two young men, George and Lennie were trying to survive during the Depression, searching for a job at Soledad, California. The book does not succeed in expressing how the characters are presented. Curley’s wife who is described as a vicious young woman in the book, is however known as a pleasant and a friendly young lady. It shows that not every woman in the Depression was heart-rending. Another reason is that mental issues had a big part during the Depression.
Facades of Curley and Charlie in Of Mice and Men and The Sun Is Also a Star In the novels Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Curley, the boss’ son, and Charlie Bae, the older brother of Daniel, are insecure people who display their malevolence when Curley targets Lennie and Charlie makes Daniel’s life harder by ridiculing his relationship with Natasha. Their dominance is shown as Curley flaunts his privileged position on the ranch and Charlie struts his superiority over his younger brother. On the other hand, they convey their anger differently, since Curley is willing to start a quarrel with anyone that is bigger than him, while Charlie’s hostility is limited to just his family. Also, Charlie
Darwinism is a rather gruesome idea, especially when incorporated into society. This idea is also used in literature, often being as blunt and heartbreaking as real life. A prime example of Darwinism in society is within John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. This novella, set in the early 1900s, is about two migrant workers, Lennie Small, a brawny, mentally disabled man, and George Milton, Lennie’s smaller and wiser caretaker. They had found work at a farm with many other laborers.
The novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a realistic fiction story about Two men and their journey to find work and achieve their dream of owning a farm. In the first chapter, the reader meets the two main characters, two friends Lennie and George. The two are on the run from some troubles that Lennie accidentally caused back in Weed. The two decide to set up camp by the Salinas river for the night on their way to their new job which is four miles away. One of the main characters is George; he is the smarter one of the two.