The film depicts George going over the ‘rules’ for Lennie at this new farm in Soledad because in the past Lennie has accidentally caused trouble, so George wanted to make sure he stayed in line. He repeatedly told Lennie that if he did anything bad that he wouldn't be allowed to tend the rabbits, which is what Lennie looks forward to the most on their dream farm. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, George and Lennie are camping in the forest before starting their new job the next day. This is salient because it reveals not only how their dream keeps them together, but also how it makes them go the extra distance in hopes of achieving it. Near the end of the movie, Curley wife came into the barn to try and chat up Lennie, but Lennie told Curley’s wife that he wasn't allowed to talk to her because George told him she might cause some problems.
We have chickens an’ pigs an’ a barn with three horses and a stack fulla’ hay. At first I wasn’t sure ‘bout gettin’ the farm but I figured Lennie would get upset even if he wasn 't ‘ere. I managed to get it within 400 bucks. I had to buck wheat an’ barley for days before I got that munch money. I know I should’ve asked you before.
I ain’t much good, but I could cook and tend chickens and hoe the garden some.’ ”(59). Candy thinks of himself as a useless old man with only one arm. However, Candy wants to help George and Lennie’s dream so he can at least be helpful before he dies of old age. He knows he is going to be fired soon so he’s giving the money to George and Lennie. Candy also tells Crooks about George and Lennie’s dream and invites him in on it.
After Abner has tasked Sarty to fetch kerosine for the barn burning, Sarty thinks to himself, “I could run on and on and never look back, never need to see his [Abner’s] face again” (Faulkner 198). In this quote, Sarty contemplates running away because he hates abiding by his dad’s rules, which, again, shows the strained relationship between Abner and Sarty. By running away, Sarty would go directly against Abner’s lesson of being loyal to blood. Virginia C. Fowler’s “Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning’: Sarty’s Conflict Reconsidered,” Fowler asserts, “By insisting that Sarty be loyal to ‘blood,’ Abner makes the boy aware, first, of loyalty as a conscious mode of behavior, and second, of the fact that there are perhaps other modes of behavior one could follow.” Fowler observes that Sarty consciously recognizes his ability to deviate from his father’s moral code which then frees
Hughes perfectly demonstrates this ideology through his poem and there is a sense of truth to all of this. He writes that dreams are irrelevant and pointless to have because the best made plans never happen and life has a funny way of making all throughout the story, Lennie and George’s main purpose was to have enough money to be able to afford their dream farm. It seems like they will actually go through with this plan but in the end things do not go as planned. Crooks had some sense of awareness to this because he had experienced many man have these same ideas and it never happened for them. Another example of characters not being able to reach the American Dream is Curley’s Wife.
While everyone is outside, Lennie and George talk about their future and Candy wants to come with them and George accept it. And one day, Lennie meets Crooks and they talk together all the day and Crooks tells him about other people who doesn’t like him. The next day, Lennie pup gets killed by himself because he bounce it too hard. Curley’s wife also get killed by him because he is afraid when she wants to scream. In the end of the story, George kills him because Lennie kill Curley’s wife and runs away.
b) The impossibility of the American dream The majority of characters from Of Mice and Men at one point during the story, dreamt of a better life. For Crooks, it was in the barn when he imagined himself hoeing on George and Lennie's farm. For Curley’s wife, it was to become a hollywood movie star. George, Lennie and Candy all fantasized a farm. What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom.
Yet when George appears he seems solemnly quiet and refuses to yell at Lennie. Like in the beginning of the story Lennie made the same offer to go off and live in a cave and once more Lennie said no. This gave Lennie the impression he was going to stay but in short time he would be dead. Lennie asked to hear the same farm story from the beginning of the book again, “We’ll have a cow. An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens…an’ down the flat we’ll have a… little piece alfalfa-”(p.103).
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85).
“I shall kill you and the entire rabbit tribe, if I am not set free,” threatened the moon. The rabbit was terrified to the point that he rushed back to inform his grandma about his strange and interesting prisoner. Although a wise, old rabbit, she too got afraid when she heard her grandson’s tale. She advised her grandson, “Go quickly to the spot and release your prisoner at once, or all the rabbits will be in danger.” The rabbit returned, and told the moon man, “I will set you free, but there is one condition.” The moon man was angry, yet asked the rabbit, “Tell me what you want, you silly animal.” The rabbit told the moon-man, “Promise me that you shall never return and steal from my traps.” “There is one more precondition,” said the rabbit. “Be quick with it, you stupid animal,” said the moon-man.
George warns Lennie to stay away from Curley’s wife to not cause trouble with Curley. Soon many more of the workers return from the field to have lunch. Lennie and George then met Slim, the skilled mule driver that has a lot of responsibility on the farm. Slim’s dog had recently had puppies and agrees to give Lennie one. Candy hears George and Lennie talking about wanting to own land and offers to pitch in money to live
Established author C.S Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, middle-aged migrant workers Lennie and George are companions with soaring hopes. In California during the 1930’s, Lennie faces mental dilemmas while George tries to appoint the two on the right track by finding the duo work at a ranch in Soledad. Retaining the little money they earn, together they acquire a dream to buy a farm and live off the land, trying to prove it 's never too late to dream. Over the course of the novel Of Mice and Men, the image that Lennie and George share starts off as a fantasy slowly becomes a reality, and then dies sorrowfully at the end of the novel. From
He would become very depressed whenever his family would kill one for dinner. During this time, he began to develop the feeling that he should become a preacher. He began to baptize the baby chickens, and even almost drowned one; although, it miraculously survived. When he became a little older, he got to travel to a city in the north, where he experienced things he never knew existed. When he was 17, John Lewis wrote to Martin Luther King Jr. telling him he wanted to desegregate Troy State.
In chapter 1, Steinbeck introduces us to George and Lennie, two migrant workers who are traveling to a ranch in Soledad, California. The odd duo is trying to survive and save some money during the 1930’s Great depression. In chapter 2, George and Lennie meet Curley, Curley’s wife, Swamper, Slim, and Carlson. Their learning about the boss and other people on the ranch. Every time George talks he lies.
Lennie finds, obstacles with Curly so he feels like that may provide some conflict with achieving his goal, as shown by this quote. "I might jus ' as well go away. George ain 't gonna let me tend no rabbits now" (Steinbeck 107). Lennie know that his goal really is almost unachievable now, so he breaks down and realizes that giving up is the easy way out. So Lennie really never gets to be the person he really potentially could have been.