The type of society that he (Equality 7-2521) lives in is very strict. He couldn’t be who he wanted to be or do what he wanted to do, because if he did then he would get punished for it. I’m sure that when he got exiled from society he was probably scared, but at the same time was relieved or curious to what else was out there. He couldn’t do much in society. If he lied, cheated, talked to a woman, or even used a pronoun to describe himself instead of Equality 7-2521, he would get thrown out, killed, or
Butler also talks about problems that normally get swept under the rug as all the good guys hunker down and do the right thing. Butler's world is dangerous. Helping someone isn't necessarily a good idea, but sometimes you do it anyway and sometimes when you do it anyway, it backfires. Racism isn't something that only happens in obvious ways.
It is the faults in their characters that, not only makes them distinct, though is what leads to their ultimate fall at the end of each novel. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby struggle with the present because they tend to reject reality by being overly self-interested. Holden Caulfield appears to not “fit in” anywhere and leads him to view most people as “phony” as an
The same idea goes for inanimate objects, such as money or land, which cannot bring happiness to a lonely person due to their disability of obtaining what they crave that is, a companion. While both feelings of isolation and loneliness are two words with two separate meanings, they share a connection of emotions that are impacted from a victim’s mental thought, actions, and by lack of confidence.
On the other hand, some people say that achieving their American dream from hard work and dedication is still impossible. This point of view makes sense because, in the 20th century America, life as an individual was a struggle, with or without a clear goal to strive for in mind. Many people lived paycheck to paycheck, hoping for a liberation from their monotonous lifestyle. In that era, the American dream was hardly possible due to the strict confines of the system; a mere pipe dream was all the people had. John Steinbeck portrayed the same state of harshness in Of Mice and Men.
The Infortunate by William Moraley followed the journey of a man, William Moraley, as he traveled to the colonies and then eventually back to England. He faced many obstacles as he tried to find success within the colonies, but ultimately he failed. Through his journey William Moraley was not lazy, he had to network himself and find work so he could make his way back home to England. In addition, Moraley seemed to be constantly running into bad luck and didn’t have the right skills to truly succeed in the colonies. William Moraley was not lazy because he was willing to work until he found a way home
Robert South, an English clergyman, stated that “Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.” Many believe that purity and kindness will prevent hardships and struggles or keep them from harm. However, this is not an accurate representation of virtuousness because it may help keep one from unnecessary issues, but will not make life any easier than the situations that one is put into. This issue is prevalent in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Many characters who are perceived to be kind and pure often came to the worst ends of anyone in the book, and their innocence did not help them survive.
Dreams and aspirations give us a way to hold on to the hopes and fantasies that we don’t have in our lives. Sometimes, we hold on to that dream and we expect the most out of it. But, most times our dreams that we hold on are crucial, yet they can’t always come true. In Of Mice and Men, even though, no character’s dream came true, they were extremely important prior to the novel. One of the main characters in the novel, George had a dream of having his own place.
"'You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of 'em here. Think I'd let you carry your own card?'" (5). George looks after him knowing that if he didn't, Lennie would've lost his passes and wouldn't have gotten the job.
The theme shown in both stories is that love is shown in mysterious ways. Through the challenges that come with taking care of yourself and someone else, Gilbert and George may not express their love to Arnie and Lennie picture perfectly, but amidst all their problems, they manage to pull through many obstacles together that may get in their way to happiness and accomplishing their dreams. First of all, although sometimes Gilbert and George feel trapped by the weight of looking over Arnie and Lennie, both men have consistently showed they would always love and be there for the other even amongst the frustrations, as seen in their actions. For example, Gilbert might act violently towards Arnie when frustrated, but he always makes sure no one
Although Fortunado is essentially locked away for the rest of life I think Montressor is still not fully sastisfied. He is torn because he is not fully at peace with his decision. On the other hand, verbal damage, or abuse can be more damaging long term than physical abuse or misdeeds. I think he was very diabolical and calculating in his approach,
Often times, life challenges the strongest people when they are faced with trauma and tests whether they have the ability to find a way to move on. When faced with the traumatic challenges of life, even people who have suffered the most cannot obtain closure as an absolute end to their suffering. Closure does not exist in recovery when it is defined as a sense of resolution or conclusion, but this permanent action of “moving on” is an extremely unrealistic standard. In the book, The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat, most of the characters strive to move on from the trauma caused by the dew breaker who hurt them. The nonfiction sources, “Analysis: Closure, a moment of uncertainty and a beginning of a struggle between what remains and what is
There are two major tragedies in Of Mice and Men. One is the death of Lennie, and the other is the death of George’s dream to own a ranch. Throughout the novel, George mentions, mostly when he loses his patience with Lennie, that he could have an easier life without him. George is actually wanting more freedom from having to take care of Lennie, but truly wishes him no harm. The reader is also aware that George really wants to own a ranch with Lennie.
The people who succeed most in life are the ones who have realistic dreams and goals. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie and George have a dream to own a farm and live of the fat of the land. To fulfill this dream, Lennie and George need to work to get the money they need to purchase the farm. However, Lennie struggles with touching soft things, killing anything that gives him tactile pleasure. Every time he makes a mistakes, he counts on George to get him out of it.
Of Mice and Men is a novel by John Steinbeck, set in northern California during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. In the novel, the two main characters George and Lennie are set apart from the others with their strong bond and willingness to stay together. Due to their connection, others are jealous of them. Sadly, the inevitable occurs, and a life changing decision is made, disconnecting their friendship. Through the characters George and Lennie, readers learn how friendships provide hope through hard times.