It was 1930 around the time of the Great Depression. People didn't have food, lost their jobs, and didn't have much money thus leading to large amounts of migrant workers. As you can imagine, this desperately led people for hopes of a better life. People dreamed to have a place of their own, among them was Lennie and George. Lennie and George were migrant workers that traveled together from place to place trying to get a job in desire that soon enough they would have money and be able to afford their own piece of land.
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.
Yet when George appears he seems solemnly quiet and refuses to yell at Lennie. Like in the beginning of the story Lennie made the same offer to go off and live in a cave and once more Lennie said no. This gave Lennie the impression he was going to stay but in short time he would be dead. Lennie asked to hear the same farm story from the beginning of the book again, “We’ll have a cow. An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens…an’ down the flat we’ll have a… little piece alfalfa-”(p.103).
Crop prices also plunged to an ultimate low during this time. The conditions that laborers had to work in tending to their crops were ridiculous. This caused many farmers to leave their homes and search for better lands. During the drought in the 1930s, many farmers had to work extremely hard with unrefined machinery to maintain their unfortunately low priced crop, leading to a turning point in agriculture. When the Dust Bowl hit people automatically panicked.
Hows it goin’ on at the ranch. How’re Carlson an’ Whit an the ol’ man who’s in charge. How’re Crooks and Curley.I wanted to ask ya this ever since Candy an’ I left the ranch. I’ve been wonderin’ maybe you can join me an’ Candy on the farm. We have chickens an’ pigs an’ a barn with three horses and a stack fulla’ hay.
Many soldier left due to the lack of food, clothes, shoes, and equipment while other soldiers deserted not for the lack of supplies but to the opposition the Confederate policies and principles (1). However, the major cause of desertion was homesickness and to once again be with their families back home. Many men left the army after they became aware of the hardships and danger encountered by their families back home. Soldiers also deserted in an attempt to alleviate the hardships endured by their families and communities. Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families.
Holden is unaware of his problem. When people try to help him he tells them there is nothing wrong with him. Holden wonders why he cannot connect with others. He blames it on other people when the source of his problems is himself. Holden’s past holds him back from connecting with others, but his fear of letting go of his past has him limited and scarred from making new relationships and connections.
If one does not communicate with their parents enough, then the child may believe they are in charge of the family rather than the parent. Peter and George were talking about how Peter does not want to do things by hand because he was gotten lazy and George says that he would rather they not use technology. Peter whines, ‘“I don’t want to do anything but look and listen and smell; what else is there to do?”’ (Bradbury 7). Technology has interfered with the human connection way too much because Peter did not even know why the automatic painter was taken away until now. If Peter were to be a human in today’s
During this same conversation, Haemon argues that the people of Thebes themselves do not like the order for Antigone to die. King Creon quickly refutes that “[he is] king, and responsible only to [himself. ]” King Creon believes that he only needs to worry about himself. This shows that King Creon did not realize his full responsibility as king, both to his family and his people. King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him.
Victor was resentful of Ruiz’s comment claiming Victor: “You talk like that, man you scare the crap out of me.” This led it Victor asking Baez for assistance in helping Ruiz, because he didn’t want to leave him behind. Victor: “We’ll get you outta here, Ruiz. You hear me?” Ruiz didn’t doubt the squad’s ability to get him out of there, but under the circumstances there was no time for that. Baez: “How man? The doors are stuck shut.