Examples Of Confinement In Of Mice Of Men

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Trouble on the Ranch Have you ever been confined to your goals and dreams, not being able to move forward and fulfill your objective in life? In the novella, A Mice of Men, written by John Steinbeck. The characters in the story have domestic incarceration with themselves and one another, each with their own motives and objectives. In the main plot of the tale, two work-ravenous individuals end up in a distant ranch looking for new work to assist in their funding of buying their own ranch someday. Characters such as, George and Lennie, Crooks, and Curley's wife exemplify characteristics of confinement in various instances throughout the book, This is to say, the first example of confinement would be Lennie and George. These two tramps walked …show more content…

These two are confined to their daily trek of migrating because of their deficient amount of money. They both have dreams of moving off and building their own ranch, and raising their own animals, and have their own workers to boss around. So, they can finally be somewhere in the world. However, with these two, it is not just about the money either. They both are confined to each other, Lennie is restricted to George because of his lack of intelligence. His need of someone smart is important for him to function in his everyday life. An example of this would be, “Lennie said, "’I thought you was mad at me, George.’" "’No,’" said George. "’No, Lennie, I ain't mad. I never been mad, and I ain' now. That's a thing I want ya to know.’" (Steinbeck, 88) This quote shows relevance because it describes Lennie’s need for George and his fearfulness …show more content…

Crooks is a character that is very overlooked in the novella. The book took place a little after the American Civil War, and lots of these vets are still alive and well. So, the basis of racism is still prominent around the nation and especially in the vast regions of the farming lands. Which keeps Crooks contempt from reaching his dreams in life because of his race. For example he says, "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? (Steinbeck, 80) This quote shows importance because it gives the reader a view on the discrimination against coloured people in that time period. Crooks has stupors and goals in life to see a world full of equality because of his mistreatment of his race. However, because of his ethnicity, his dreams will never come true. He is just trapped in this world where the white folk overrule him, and he is diluted to start believing

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