By giving Lennie these childish and animalistic qualities, Steinbeck is illustrating how his immaturity causes him to get into trouble and distances him from the other workers. Although, through all of Lennie’s mistakes, George stays with him because he needs his companionship as much as Lennie does as it brings them both hope and strength in their desperate situations as migrant workers during the
First, let’s start out with the fact that Lennie and George were like family and George knew what was best for Lennie. They did everything together and George has always been there for him. Lennie said, “An’ I got you. We got each other, that’s what, that gives a hoot in hell about us” (Steinbeck 104).
Since Lennie has a mental deficiency, he doesn’t realize that this will never be able to happen. Over many years, George has found ways to deal with Lennie. Using this example to focus him makes them both happy, even if it is just a dream. This books shows people being untruthful to protect themselves just as much as To Kill A
Throughout the book,”of mice of men” by John Steinbeck, there are many different things that go on. Each and every character has at least 1 piece of symbolism if not more. They also show many examples of imagery. Another example of a literary device used in this book is theme.
(Steinbeck 15). Lennie and George have very little to give. They have no family, money or home. As Lennie and George describe the life they want they soon remember their childhood and how they the things they had in their childhood to be on their farm. Unfortunately for Lennie and George they don 't reach their dream either.
“-I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would” (Steinbeck 78). George wanted a better life someday for himself and for Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennie’s limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be.
If Lennie continued to live he would accidentally hurt of kill someone else which would end in society and Lennie hurt. “For a moment he seemed bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, “I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing’” (91). Lennie was almost unstoppable, because he was mentally ill.
According to the text “All the time he coulda had such a good time if it wasn’t for you. he woulda took his pay and raised hell in the whore house, and he coulda set in a pool room an’ played snooker, but he gotta take care of you” (Page#101, Steinbeck). This basically proves and enforces the reality that Lennie influences almost every part of Georges life. This also shows that George could have had a good life, even a better life if his dream of being able to take care of Lennie did not become a burden upon himself and influenced his life so greatly. Everything that George did or tried to do was always influenced by Lennie’s wellbeing.
I think the main theme of this story is idealism versus reality because it shows the harsh reality versus what the characters wanted to happen. The first example of idealism versus reality is when George and Lennie talk about owning a land with animals and crops. They both planned on getting this perfect land but when reality hits the whole idea of this perfect land and everything will be perfect ends up not happen. The second example is when Lennie and Candy were talking to Crooks about getting their own land and how they have enough money to invest right away. Crooks in disbelief told them that they could not achieve this goal and that plenty of men have tried but no one ever achieves it.
After all the anger that George has shown towards Lennie, he utters these words now so Lennie can die with a sense of peace. George does not want to pull the trigger, but he knows that the further consequences of Lennie’s actions will only worsen. To save Lennie from Curley’s wrath, possible imprisonment, and perhaps years of suffering, George takes Lennie’s
He killed his boss’s wife. Her hair was too soft for him not to touch, and he could not let go. The boss’s wife was screaming and crying, but the only way Lennie knew how to shut her up was by killing her. “‘George is gonna say I done a bad thing. He ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits.’
George and Lennie had already run from one place because of Lennie’s actions, and now they had to be on the run again. The question arose that a life of running from bad things was not a life at all. Also, George knew that if the ranchers were to catch Lennie, they would kill him as revenge for killing Curley's wife. At the very least, George would be thrown into jail and he due to his mental disability, he would not even comprehend the reason for his incarceration. George’s compassion for Lennie made him believe that there was no other choice but to shoot Lennie himself preventing Lennie from suffering the at the hands of the
Of mice and men is a prominent book read by most high school students for a long time. Of mice and men is a book written by John Steinbeck. In the book George and Lennie had to run out of weed, so they looked for a ranch to work on. Lennie had issues with liking soft things that lead to him killing Curley's’ Wife and a puppy. To express that the american dream is impossible to achieve Steinbeck uses conversations, conflicts, and events.