Of Mice and Men is a novella written by the John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two characters trying to achieve The American Dream, which is basically owning a piece of land, however they first have to earn the money and stay out of trouble. George and Lennie find a place where they can work, but George has to keep and eye out and make sure Lennie doesn't get in trouble like they did in Weed. (I STILL DONT HAVE ANY IDEA AS TO WHAT TO WRITE IN THE THESIS STATEMENT BUT ILL SAVE THAT FOR TOMORROW) Crooks is defined as a negro stable buck who is lonely, isolated, and alienated because of the color of his skin. “I ain’t wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain’t wanted in my room” (68).
Of Mice and Men was an excellent novel about two migrant workers traveling in Southern California, trying to make enough money to fulfill their dream of attaining their own plot of land. They have trouble accomplishing this goal when Lennie, the big and clueless on of the two, consistently makes mistakes, some of them being vital. The author, John Steinbeck, uses great techniques and literary devices that build up to the climax and resolution. Throughout the story, he describes how several characters all have/had dreams or goals, but none of them truly achieved those dreams. All of these literary devices, techniques, and the entire plot lead up to my thesis statement.
In the novel, ¨Of Mice and Men,¨ the author, John Steinbeck, develops complex characters which opens the story up for interpretation. Steinbeck uses both direct and indirect characterization, which forces the reader to infer important traits about each characters. An example of a character is Crooks, a colored man working on a ranch during the Great Depression. Being the only black man on the ranch, Crooks is often looked down on as a stable bunk, and is not respected as the other men are. Because of this, Crooks is perceived as powerless.
The book Of Mice and Men by George Steinbeck is a book about two men who try to work hard in order to achieve their own version of the “American Dream”. One character is Lennie, who just dreams of having land of his own, is not able to have his dream due to his childlike demeanor, his friendship with his friend George, and his social class. Lennie has a very childlike-demeanor which is almost a good thing however, this almost disables his working ability. “Oh! I ain’t saying he’s bright.
“No matter how much sometimes you dare to dream, send happy thoughts into the universe, no matter what you do some of your dreams will never come true” (Unknown). In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, at the time of the Great Depression, two men, George and Lennie, venture to California in hopes to find work. Because Lennie is wanted for raping a woman, George and Lennie must escape the “law” by fleeing to the next town. Through the character of Lennie, Steinbeck shows that issues outside the control of an individual often limit the achievement of his dreams. “‘But he never hurt her.
George Milton is a small man with deep morals and is one of the most important characters in the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck. George is a typical lonesome man living in the Great Depression that migrates from ranch to ranch to find a place of work. However, his friendship with Lennie makes him different than the other men. George faces many consequences from befriending Lennie and with his presence, George is unable to maintain a job without having any trouble or messes to clean up. Readers should be more compassionate toward George because of his relationship with Lennie; George sacrifices his personal wants, has to correct Lennie’s mistakes and eventually has to come to terms with the ultimate sacrifice.
Steinbeck reveals the truth about the great depression.Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells that had a great friendship even though one was disabled. The setting of the novella is in the country on a farm.The great depression was a time in american history when everything had to be worked for and most people didn 't accomplish their dreams. Of Mice and Men leaves the reader questioning george 's decision. George and Lennie is a good example of good friendship because
It does this through an emphasis on dialogue rather than description, rapid changes of scenes and lack of transitions. To set the scene of 1930s life, Steinbeck uses the concept of social realism when he evokes the idea that the two protagonists are destined to crash from the very beginning. Steinbeck ensures that his characters are believable and are shown as is so that the reader can connect and relate with each protagonist. There is a much deeper meaning to the setting of mice and men; The Great Depression and poor men desperately looking for work. Steinbeck describes natural settings to create a mood and atmosphere for the reader, also emphasising themes such as loneliness and instability.
Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends who were doing their best to survive in an economically challenged world. From dealing with mental issues to monetary issues, main characters George and Lennie find themselves in the midst of hopes and far away dreams as they travel to find work and meaning. We first meet George and Lennie in the Western part of the United States, leaving the reader with the impression that this story will consist of cowboy tales and American dreams but, while some Western themes can be spotted in this book, I do not suppose that Steinbeck’s reasoning for writing this book was to tell the story of Westerns dealing with the repercussions of the Great Depression but rather to raise moral questions and
The American Dream is For Fools “We know what we got, and we don't care whether you know it or not” (79). The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is about a group of men who are constantly aspiring for the American Dream. Since they are just ranchers, making hardly any money, it is obvious that this wish will never be able to come true for them. John Steinbeck uses the characters in Of Mice and Men to show that believing in the American Dream is only for fools. George, one of the main characters of the novel, is way too optimistic on the idea of achieving the American Dream.
When a person is struggling in life, they find a person to pick up the piece when they can not. Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck tell the story of a George and Lennie, a pair of friend in the great depression striving for the american dream; to live of of the fat of the land. They travel around the midwest a migrant woking, looking for work. George is a short man who is more of the brains of the operation, while lennie as a big strong guy who does not even know his own strength. However he struggle with comprehending and remember information he is given.