Soon the boys started leaving the ring one after another with the graduate soon finding out what was happening. The other fighters had arranged that the last two people left would fight for the prize not blindfolded. The bell rang and the blindfolds got removed for the graduate to see he was facing the largest of the boys. The two started trading blows till finally the graduate asked to take a fall and he can have the prize money. The boy refused and even refused the offers that the graduate had offered.
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
In Of Mice and Men, the battle for authority is a never-ending war. While in "The Harness," one character mainly carries the influence for the greater good of the other. Steinbeck elicits a similar theme of power imbalance to both “The Harness” and Of Mice and Men. For instance, in “The Harness” Emma controls how her husband Peter acts. Emma forces Peter to wear a harness, leaving him unable to show his true self and restraining his real feelings.
He depicts an animal-like man with no awareness of morals. When he gets angry he has no control of his reactions and results to physical violence. In one particular scene in the movie Stanley becomes furious with Blanche’s disrespect towards him and proceeds to tell her that he is the king of the house and she is to do as he says. It seems that Stanley felt a sense of achievement by making women fear him. Tennessee William uses this wicked man to help the audience see how Southern culture displayed unethical
Emma Siu English 9 Ms. Mueller April 19, 2017 Two Truths, One Lie: Steinbeck’s attempt in displaying historical and cultural elements through Of Mice and Men Picture, constantly living in fear that someone could come barging in the middle of the night, coming to lynch you. Picture, not living at all, being cooped up in a house all day, not being able to do anything and living a life of boredom. In the early 1930’s, the Great Depression is in its mits and racial minorities are fearful for their lives, women’ role in society is miniscule and the mentally challenged are being institutionalized. Throughout John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he accurately represents the historical and cultural elements presented in the 1930’s, including:
He exhibits an animal-like man with no awareness of morals. When he gets angry he has no control and proceeds to physical violence. In one particular scene in the movie Stanley becomes furious with Blanche’s disrespect towards him and proceeds to tell her that he is the king of the house and she is to do as he says. It seems that Stanley felt a sense of achievement by making women fear him. Tennessee William uses this wicked man to help the audience see how Southern culture displayed unethical
A guys goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is." So far in "Of Mice And Men" George and Lennie have started working on a ranch. While on the ranch Curley's wife becomes very flirtatious . Soon trouble rises when Curley attacks Lennie, and Lennie breaks Curley's hand.
Loneliness is a state of sadness caused by a lack of friends or company, it is the quality of being remote and isolated from people whether it was by choice or not. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are hired at a ranch for a new job. They meet Curley, the boss’ son, who does not like Lennie and always wants to start problems with him. They also meet other interesting people such as Candy, Crooks, and Curley 's wife. They open up and offer their thoughts and feelings to George and Lennie that they have never spoke about before to anyone, which accidently causes Curley’s wife to be killed by Lennie resulting in Lennie being shot by George.
in Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck is his character Lennie a dangerous person “Lennie cried “I didn’t wanna hurt him.”? Lennie’s character is portrayed as a caring person, but his simple mind makes him dangerous. Lennie’s actions in the story show that he is caring but doesn’t know when to stop. Curley the ranch boss’s son attacked Lennie because he was laughing at him. Lennie got scared and lost control grabbing Curley’s hand when he swung and wouldn’t let go crushing the bones in Curley’ hand “Looks to me like every bone in his hand is a bust”.
“Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed. How Candy is fighting back tells us that he knows that if the dog goes, he’ll go next because he's also becoming old and this presents on how society treats people badly because of their age. In Crooks’s little shed Curly’s wife gets mad at him for telling her to leave. “Crooks seemed to grow smaller and he pressed himself against the wall. “Yes ma’am” “Well, you keep your place when nigger.