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.
When asked what someone wants in a friend, a typical response would be loyalty. Best friends can not have a long term relationship without loyalty to one another, so people look for loyalty in a friend. However, loyalty comes with a cost. There are consequences of being loyal to others, like selflessness, devotion to the friendship, and more. Throughout Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loyalty to others causes significant consequences because it can either result in harming oneself from selflessness, or abrupt betrayal.
Our America started when a radio station (NPR) wanted people from the ghetto to go around and record their daily life, this was known as Ghetto Life 101. The radio station had choose two boy (LeAlan and LLoyd) to take on the job. They lived in Chicago, one in the Ida B. Wells and the other in a house just a block away. Life was tough for these two young men. Lloyd (lived in the Ida B. Wells) was raised by his sister because his mother passed away and his father was an alcoholic.
As seen in the Nightline clips about gang violence in Chicago, the inner city has been submerged in crime, drug abuse, and a culture of poverty. In order to reduce crime rates and the cycle of urban poverty, I believe that more job training and internship programs should be implemented in and around inner city areas like Chicago. Social structure theory is a view that states that the primary cause of crime is disadvantaged economic class position. The levels of crime and poverty portrayed in the Nightline clips of Chicago positively support this theory. Another view that is discussed in chapter 6 of the textbook is called differential opportunity.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, how were George and Lennie able to remain friends even though it seemed odd to most people? Although George struggles to take care of Lennie, he remains best friends with him throughout the entire book and helps him. “The relationship between George and Lennie is an oddity to everyone at the farm, but especially to the boss who can not possibly believe that two men could be so strongly attached unless they were blood relatives” (Newman, 37) This paper will focus on why George felt so connected to Lennie and felt the need to protect and take care of him. A lesson that can be taken from Of Mice and Men is that friendship can change the way a person is and cause them to love someone as if they are family.
Imagine you chose to kill your best friend, What if you had no other choice? That happened in this case, George shot his close friend Lennie that was handicapped. George did the right thing in shooting Lennie. He would just ruin/slow down George’s plans.
“...We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us” (John Steinbeck) think about having a flaw you couldn’t help that might affect your daily life every day of your life and how you would be treated unfairly or others around you. Well, put yourself in Lennie Smalls shoes for a day. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is an American tragedy; Lennie is often given consequences for his unknown disability and/or moral flaw, weakness, and inability to adjust to situations. Lennie struggles in his everyday life due to his moral flaw and is taken by a trip down a long suffering path. When Aunt Clara passed away George took Lennie under his wing since Lennie wasn't very stable by himself; George and Lennie ventured off to Salinas, California where they were then chased out of town.
There 's cycle of gun violence amongst young Black males in Oakland, California, there were 557 murders in Oakland earning the city the label of being the second most murderous city in California after Compton. In communities of color, teens are caught in a cycle of illegal activities involving gangs, drug trafficking, and deadly acts of violence associated with high emotions, retribution, and revenge By making people aware can create possible solutions to decrease gun violence in the young Black male demographic group. Gang involvement is on the rise and the main targets are youth and teens. Phycologytoday.com writer Raychelle Cassada Lohmann explains how “It 's an invasion that 's causing a war on the very streets we walk during the day.
Life in the Ghetto was pretty terrible. Everywhere was crowded. As pluming was broken human waste was all along the streets. From the large population and disease spread quickly. In the ghetto starvation was common as well, many people lived off of very small portions of bread, potatoes, and things of that nature.
There are many themes throughout the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. One of those themes is the American dream. The American Dream has been I thought in everybody’s mind since America was founded and Steinbeck shows each individual dreams of the characters and how they can be achieved. Some characters dreams are naive and unrealistic, others are achievable. Steinbeck’s themes shows that the dreams in the book that are realistic come true, but the ones that aren’t don’t.