Me an’ Lennie an’ George. We gonna have a room to ourselves. We’re gonna have a dog an’ rabbits an chickens.’ ” (76). Candy thinks the more people there is to help George and Lennie’s dream the better because cooperation is the best option. Candy feels very helpful because he wants George and Lennie attain their dream and by doing that, he invites Crooks and himself to join in with them.
A big part of the George and Lennie’s lives is the dream that they share: to make enough money and buy their own ranch and be able to grow crops and raise animals. Lennie has a very big attraction to soft things that he can pet; this gets him in trouble throughout his life. Many events in Of Mice and Men are foreshadowed such as Curley’s wife’s untimely death, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie’s death. In the novel Lennie shows great interest in petting soft things, and it is also shown that Lennie normally kills the things he pets. However, Lennie and George were caught in a situation in Weed where Lennie grabbed onto a girls dress and this got him and George into serious trouble.
Similarly, Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy” depicts a speaker who longs for freedom and change. The characters in Of Mice and Men and the speaker in “Sympathy” both pursue dreams that give them hope for new beginnings, but also cause difficulty for them or the people around them. Dreams are able to influence people’s lives in a positive way in the sense that they offer a glimmer of hope. In the first chapter of John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, he makes it clear that George and Lennie have big dreams of owning their own farm writing, “‘ Someday- we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and--” (14). Lennie interrupts, “‘An’ live off the fatta the
What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom. Throughout the story, the characters realized the impossibility of their dreams. Companionship Companionship is a central theme and motif from Of Mice and Men. Lennie and George often express that they take care and look after each other. Many characters from the story including Crooks, Candy and Curley’s
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character Lennie best exemplifies the trait of innocence. First, when Lennie and George were walking to the ranch, Lennie found a dead mouse which George made him get rid of. Lennie then said, “I wasn’t doin’ nothing bad with it George. Jus’ strokin’ it” (Steinbeck 9). This shows how Lennie likes childish things like soft textures and small animals.
A recurring theme both poems is the fact that the birds in the cage (a juxtaposition of African-Americans at the time) often witness how the free birds enjoy their freedom and live life heedlessly having no idea how the caged bird feels and this causes much distress to caged birds. The author of “Sympathy”, Paul Laurence Dunbar states in his poem “When the sun is bright on the upland slope, when the wind stirs through the streaming grass, when the first bird sings and the first bud duds” Similarly Maya Angelou includes this quote in her poem “Caged Bird”, “The free birds leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream to the currents end and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky” In both poems the two poets explicate how the birds have the ability to glimpse outside of their cages and see the other birds. They witness the free bird experiencing this pulchritudinous, almost angelic places compared to the melancholy and the deplorable conditions that the caged bird enjoys. These circumstances are a metaphor for the lives that African-Americans faced and how caucasian people during the epoch of Jim
Without George Lennie would not be able to get a job because of his disabilities and he wouldn't be able to keep Lennie to not do anything stupid. Loyalty is also another big trait that both characters hold dear to them because they need each other to survive again Lennie without George he is nothing and would have nowhere to go. Loyalty and Friendship go a long way in this book and in real
They do not realize the suffering a person has gone through to try to survive in order to obtain a moment of happiness. When someone is alive people do not see the value of life and how precious it is, they do not realize it until it is too late. Many people would not notice such a small moment like this in their lives and would take it for granted. However, the characters seen in the novel treasure every moment similar to how they treasure life. They are able to see the value of life and how each person 's struggles has helped them heal.
From lines 10-15 he claims that the negro is on a lonely island of poverty and finds him in exile in his own land and with injustice he claims in lines 20-24 he clearly talks about the injustice that was done to them because they were promised freedom and rights and in return they were given racism and disrespect. Martin Luther king could not stand to deal with the injustice anymore which he did
Lines one through seven define the free bird as one that “floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays” (Angelou) this is a representation of freedom and joy. The second and third stanza lines, eight through fourteen defines the caged bird that “stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage” (Angelou) where these words reference isolation and despair compared to the freedom in stanza one. These lines create a visual response of the bird’s environments. The third stanza is repeated at the end of the poem for prominence as it reflects the two birds are so different. The last line of the poem is “for the caged bird sings for freedom” (Angelou) this tells us that the caged bird yearns to be like the free bird.
Their Dream effected them by giving them happy thoughts when times got bad or when the work day was dragging on. Lennie is the one in this book that gets the most affected by the Dream. Whenever Lennie is frustrated George re tells him about their Dream with the farm and rabbits. Lennie loves rabbits, he desires to tend to them and take care of these
It was a realization that Candy was going to get fired, so he attached himself to George 's plan, only so he did not end up fired and without work. The relation of the quote "The best laid schemes o ' mice an ' men, [often go awry]." does relate to Of Mice and Men for the plans that all the major characters had. the examples given were George and his independence. Lenny and his plan to live with George, tending to the soft animals.
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.
They’re everywhere. Because without them love and support wouldn’t exist and people wouldn’t become unified. Love is developed naturally over a course of time, but this wouldn’t be made possible without communities. Love is a strong emotion that makes people feel alive. Without it life would be dull, and empty.
Dunbar sings tunes that can relate to the caged bird’s solemn song, which is more of a plea to the heavens, than a joyous song. “It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings— I know why the caged bird sings!” The bird is asking God to let him leave his cage to enjoy the beauties of the outside world. Dunbar states he knows why the bird acts this way and even suggests that he does the same as the bird. “Sympathy” is a metaphor for how Paul Dunbar feels about his life and how many African Americans felt about their own lives during the period that this poem was written. African American’s had a feeling of being trapped inside a cage, wishing they could get out and enjoy the other areas of life the same way whites were allowed too.