How Does Steinbeck Present The Theme Of Hope In Of Mice And Men

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The story of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck is about two farmers named George and Lennie. Although this story may display many different themes; this story is mostly about hopes and dreams. George and Lennie are two farmers who share a strong friendship. Both of them have a dream of owning their own vegetable farm with a rabbit hutch one day. The story takes place when the great depression was happening and life was difficult at that time, but both George and Lennie found a way to work together and help each other out. Lennie has made some poor decisions throughout this story which leads to his death by the hands his own best friend, George. Throughout the story these two farmers realize that events in life can conspire against the realization of one’s dreams George killed Lennie, because he felt as if it was his job to kill his best friend rather than watching him suffer. George was right to kill …show more content…

George has realized that sometimes things in life change the way you dream and think George did the right thing by killing Lennie. Hope can only get you so far because although Lennie had hope that does not mean he had changed. This was the right thing for George to do because he did not want his best pal suffering getting killed by someone else. George did this deed because Lennie was dangerous and he kept making the same mistakes over and over again. Lennie could not help himself because of his mental disability. George loved Lennie and would always keep him safe and protect him as much as he could. George wanted him to die happy so he killed him with his own hands instead of someone else doing it because he cared about Lennie. George made the right decision and it was the right thing to do. Slim had explained how he should not feel guilty of what he did, because it was for the best. "Never you mind. A guy got to sometimes." Sometimes people have to do things which they never saw themselves doing just for the happiness of the people around

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