The author describes Lennie personality as a very soft guy, but in reality he is very strong and substantial. “ George….. I ain’t got mine. I musta lost it. He looked down at the ground in despair “You never had none, you crazy bastard.
Living life on the ranch, under California’s blazing sun, they were all expected to be together and having fun. Instead of enjoying their life times like all their dreams were planned out to be, the miserable characters spent their limited days drowning in loneliness and isolation. As if no one ever gave a hoot about them, days and nights keep on going and going, without a single drop of friendship. It has been going like this for years now and how will this put to stop? The dejected characters in the book, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s, are used to help reinforce the importance of companionship throughout their sorrowful days.
Darwinism is a rather gruesome idea, especially when incorporated into society. This idea is also used in literature, often being as blunt and heartbreaking as real life. A prime example of Darwinism in society is within John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. This novella, set in the early 1900s, is about two migrant workers, Lennie Small, a brawny, mentally disabled man, and George Milton, Lennie’s smaller and wiser caretaker. They had found work at a farm with many other laborers.
The Boss is very confused by George & Lennie’s relationship and it does not occur to him that George and Lennie are close friends. This shows how in those times it was normal for everybody to be isolated from each other and for everybody to only care about themselves. Kindness & Importance of Friendship Q: “’We travel together,’ said George coldly. ‘Oh, so it’s that way.’
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions.
Loneliness is evident for most people at some point in their life. In a way it’s inescapable, whether you chose to live that way or forced into it. In the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, it follows the story of two unlikely friends, George and Lennie and their journey through the Great Depression. Lennie has a mental disability that prevents him to think like a regular adult, so he depends on his friend George to protect him, in fact they always stay together. They find a job on a ranch and that’s where most of the story takes place and where the story follows the common theme of the “American Dream” and loneliness.
“The mouse” was able to move on from the grievous matter due to his disengagement to the past. Instead, blinded by a fabricated fantasy, Lennie was ignorant of the fact his own life was in very grave danger, therefore he was able to carry on happily. In the poem that inspired Steinbeck, the author presents the idea that mice are not burdened with knowledge of the past nor future, (Burns 36). The idea that “mice” live in a blissful ignorance rather than stressful reality is translated from “To a Mouse” to Of Mice and Men. The “mice” are able to live life happily with no regrets, unlike the men distressed by life and in George’s case, having to live with the memory of pulling the trigger to his companion’s death.
In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie both express themes of friendship, love, and loyalty. George has been through everything with Lennie, whether it was good or bad. Even when Lennie got into some trouble and was accused of rape in Weed by touching a girls dress, George helped him escape. When they escaped, they went to find a job together to earn money for a little ranch or farm of their own. Lennie is a big, mentally dumb yet gentle man, while George is a small yet quick-witted man.
Ch 1: George complains about having to take care of Lennie, though continues to travel with him. Why might George keep Lennie around? What does this suggest about George’s character? George might keep Lennie around because workers like them are the loneliest guys in the world.
Old Dan will not hunt without Billy or Little Ann by his side. The author writes “He would not hunt with another hound, other than Little Ann, or another hunter, not even my father.”(102). Obviously you must be very loyal to only hunt with one person and one dog, not anyone else. Old Dan also displays loyalty when he sacrifices himself for Billy. Protecting Billy, Old Dan fights “the devil cat of the Ozarks, the mountain lion.
John Steinbeck has shown the risks of having a close friendship with someone meaningful in his novella Of Mice and Men. It starts in California, where two migrant workers named George and Lennie set out to find work on several farms in the countryside. These two men are quite different from each other since George is a small, dark man with “sharp, strong features” and Lennie is a giant man with a “shapeless” face. Though George sometimes wishes he wouldn’t have to stay with Lennie, the feelings both men have shared have been mutual since the beginning.
Rahemjot Singh Ms. Hansen English 9, Period 6 09 March 2016 Of Mice and Men Without dreams and goals, life is like a mouse simple and easy. George and Lennie’s dream is to own a farm of their own. For George, this dream of having their own place means independence, security, being their own boss, and, most importantly, being "somebody." George is taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm. The main obstacles that holds George back is helping Lennie 's trying to control his strength.
This relationship is of strong value for the client as well as the treatment process (Austin, 2002, pp. 116-117). With this relationship it helps the client gain self-worth and shows what their true abilities in life truly are. This relationship