In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85).
The definition of a sympathetic character is one whom the writer expects the reader to identify with and care about, though not necessarily admire. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife, a main character in the book is blatantly portrayed as an unsympathetic character. This is because they only see her through the men's eyes, who only see her as a tiresome object, owned by her husband. Steinbeck’s portrayal of Curley’s wife is unfair and misogynistic because he only displays her as unintelligent and promiscuous, never has a character have a turning point where they realize she’s more than an object, and he never reveals her true name. The first reason that Steinbeck's portrayal of Curley’s wife is unfair is that he never gives Curley any redeeming personality traits, he only depicts her as unintelligent and promiscuous.
Curley used this as an excuse to kill Lennie. He really wanted to kill Lennie because he destroyed his hand though. Curley said he was going to blow Lennie's guts out and make him suffer and be in pain. George prevented this by shooting Lennie in the back of the head and ending him quickly. George killed lennie because if he didn’t, Curley would have made him suffer.
Anyway, this research will focus only on three aspects - conscience crisis, violence, and fate and destiny. These aspects will be discussed in three separate chapters under the umbrella of the selected novels of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men(1937) , The Grapes of Wrath(1939) , and The Pearl (1947) and Cormac McCarthy ’s Blood Meridian (1985) , No country for old men( 2005) , and The Road (2006) . The investigator has adopted the sociological methodology throughout the thesis. Furthermore , the second chapter - conscience crisis, will be divided into two parts ( man’s inhumanity to man and greed ). “The phrase (Man 's inhumanity to man) is first documented in the Robert Burns poem called Man Was Made to Mourn, Samuel Von Pufendorf also wrote in 1673, More inhumanity has been done by man himself than any other of nature 's causes.”
I do agree that George did the right thing shooting Linnie instead of Curley and the others shooting him for the pain instead of caring about Curley 's wife that just died. George did do the right thing because Curley wanted to kill Lennie and by kill he wanted Lennie to suffer by shooting him in the stomach and letting him bleed to death with that Culey wanted Lennie to have a painful death unlike his wife 's death quick and fast. Although George had no Choice but to kill Lennie, he got to hear about the rabbits one more time so it was better to have your best friend kill you the some womans husband that just wants you to suffer.
Steinbeck once again returns to his biological perception of the human. “The attack on us set in motion the most powerful species drive we know - that of survival” (Steinbeck). “By attacking us, they destroyed their greatest ally, our sluggishness, our selfishness, and our disunity” (Steinbeck). Steinbeck alludes self-critically to the American maneuvering and indifference during the first two years of WWII.
Justified Death Of Mice and Men was an inspiring book about a couple of men just trying to get by in the Great Depression. George and Lennie had known each other for a very long time and had grown to depend on each other. The most controversial topic from this book was why George killed Lennie. It was the right thing to do for multiple reasons. One of the many reasons for george to kill George is that Lennie was a danger to those around him as well as himself.
Candy was very, very sad to see him go. In his mind he was alone now and felt guilty that some stranger shot his dog. On page 61 Candy says "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog. " I think when George had to make the decision
Paper jams happen every day, and what happens to paper? The paper is crumbled, gutted, and cast away as if it has no purpose. While a piece of paper and a human are different; both are still neglected once they longer fit in line. John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice And Men" illustrates the real life problem of people in America and Africa who mistreatment the mentally disable in favor of spending less money and time.
“He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.” (Steinbeck 106). These are some of the final lines of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
Was George justified in killing Lennie? George in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was more than justified to kill his best friend, Lennie. George was his best friend and even though it was probably tough he did it for the greater good. This is a novel that takes place during the Great Depression and it is about two men, George and Lennie, who are walking to a ranch.
Curley's wife tried reaching out to someone she could relate with, someone who also struggled with people. She unfortunately causes a ripple effect going through till the end of the book, she tells Lennie to “Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is” this seductive line is an failed attempt to become friends with Lennie, without thinking of the impression she could be giving out to other men of the ranch and to her husband Curly. As a consequence of her actions, Lennie started applying pressure resulting in her panicking then causing Lennie to get scared and kill her. Towards the end of the book Lennie is shot due to the fact that George thinks Lennie is a threat to other people. Curley's wife could be seen as the cause of this and therefore portrayed as a villain in the reader's eyes.
What is right and what must be done are two different concepts. Often times, life requires people to do what must be done in order to save themselves, or others, from negative consequences. The characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men illustrate how people implement remorseful decisions with astute intentions to help ease the consequences for those they care about. Lennie is a sizable, amicable guy.
The book Of Mice and Men is full of puzzling examples of the human condition, from Lennie and his mental disability to Curley only caring about his social appearance. With characters like these two, the book exploits the human condition that concerns circumstances life has given you. John Steinbeck brings to life what being a laborer in the American depression meant to the men and one woman who had enough personality to stand out. Steinbeck shows the human condition of men while they survive in the American depression.
You may think killing someone is wrong, no matter the circumstance, but there are some cases where murder is the only option. In John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men George kills his friend Lennie, but what you don 't know is that Lennie 's death was justified. Even though it is wrong to kill someone george did nothing wrong in the situation he was put in. George is innocent because he new Lennie would get in more trouble, George also knew that the dream would never come true, so he had to end it, George knew that if he didn