“And her eyes traveled from one face to another. ‘They left all the weak ones here’” (77). This quote appears late in the novel when Slim, George, and a few others from the ranch left to go into town. This means they left the others that were considered ‘the outcasts’ behind. In Of Mice and Men, these outcasts, Candy, Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and Lennie, are discriminated for their physical capabilities, race, gender, and mental abilities.
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. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, Lennie had just killed his puppy on accident and was already worried about how mad George would be, so he didn't want to add fuel to the fire by talking to Curley’s wife. This is significant because it displays the impact of the dream farm on Lennie. He is worried that by disappointing George he wont be allowed to tend the rabbits, so he tries his hardest to stay out of
Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse. Doodle’s desire was to be loved and supported by his family. He was invalid - he could not walk; thus everyone had low expectations towards him and thought he would die except for Aunt Nicey. His brother (the narrator) tried to kill him as he saw him an unbearable disappointment and his father had built him a mahogany coffin. For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused.
Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore. “George shook himself...his voice was monotonous and had no emphasis.”(Steinbeck 103). George speaks in this tone which shows how he did not believe what he was saying to Lennie was true. George realized his dreams would never come true after being blinded by his own ambition to become successful for quite a while. Steinbeck uses motif and irony to show that chasing the american dream leads to ones misjudgement of reality.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Just think how a story would be without foreshadowing in it. Two men George and Lennie are two guys who go to a little farm to find work, so they can have the American dream. Lennie though keeps getting in trouble and ends up doing more (kills Curley 's wife) which is a character in the novel. So, he heads to the place George told him to go if he even got into trouble. George met him there that night after he killed Curley 's wife and he took
“But underneath Matt felt a hollowness” (Farmer 84). Throughout the book, The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, the main character, Matt, longs for acceptance and craves something that is not there. Matt does not feel accepted at the Alacrán estate because of his identity, but later accepts who is as a individual. Matt later escapes the Alacrán estate due to dangerous conditions, and later on, the Plankton Factory/Boneyard as well. Matt is insecure, therefore, creating many conflicts within himself and others as well.
He’s strong with his hands but kind with his heart. George, is also powerless too. He instructs Lennie on what to do and not to do. Although he perceives danger posed by Curley’s wife, George cannot be with Lennie every hour of the day therefore cannot truly protect Lennie from himself. Describing Lennie and George as being powerless helps the reader understand that being outcasts and being called weak describe what life is like for them on the farm.
He tries to get at Lennie by saying what would you do if George never returned/ how would u like staying all alone in a barn. In conclusion John Steinbeck symbolizes his characters in certain ways like how Lennie depends on George. John wants the American dream to seem foolish by having George and Lennie talk about owning their own land and living off of the land. Candy wanted to go in on the plan because he was going to have to go somewhere else because they might have kicked him off of the ranch because he couldn’t sweep any more. Crooks had to live in the barn because he was black and he wanted to go in with Lennie and George’s dream.
When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it. when he first hunts a pig, he starts to get in with the group and gets very excited. " I hit him, and the spear stuck in a bit". (Golding, 113) In the book, when society becomes a faint memory, Ralph starts to go with what the rest of the group would do. This is not good because he is not following his own rules for what everyone
First, their move to Colorado resulted in many sad events. Secondly, Ralph would experience many close calls with death. Lastly, go through many painful trials while in Colorado. The Moodys shouldn 't have moved because of the sad things they could have avoided. A few years after their move, Ralph 's dad bred one of their horses; on his way home the horse would stumble, trip, and fall into a ditch filled with barb wire, with Ralph 's
When Black Tuesday came around on October 29th, 1929, the banks lost all the money they had invested with other people 's money. Banks had to shut down, making people lose their jobs forcing them to join the rest of the public. “I grew up in an area of pretty severe poverty. My parents weathered the Great Depression, and money was always a big concern. I was weaned on a shortage mentality and placed in foster homes largely because there wasn’t enough money to take care of the most basic of needs.” (Wayne Dyer).
Or how about the old man on the farm? Candy, the American dream can’t work for a old and injured man. Candy had lost his hand while working, he didn 't have a wife, he only had his very old dog, which in the book was used as a metaphor. “You seen what they did to my dog tonight? They says he wasn 't no good to himself no nobody else.
“People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they 're all asleep at the switch” (King). In the 1930’s America was at war with a depression, one stock market crash and suddenly the whole country was no longer looking forward. During this time period, many Americans found themselves discontent with the lives they were living. As a defense mechanism, people developed dreams of white picket fences, and the perfect family. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers, who find themselves distracted by dreams of better days.
Says I was a natural. Soon’s he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it.’ She looked closely at Lennie to see whether she was impressing him. ‘I never got that letter,’ she said” (-page 88 of Of Mice and Men). Curley’s wife has lost her dream of being a movie star, and fame and fortune which she believes is due to her mother, causing her to walk into her loneliness. Due to this loneliness, she again walked into her own destruction, this time her death, when she joined Lennie in the barn even after seeing that Lennie has killed a puppy.