Of Mice and Men captures all of the aspects of the time period that affect the dreams of the characters. Whether it be race, gender, or disability no character lets their dream be out of reach. The characters’ loneliness is also diminished because they form friendships and come together to form a dream that includes them all. Lennie can never reach his dream because of his cruel fate, Curley’s Wife never reaches hers, and the other men fall short in achieving their dream, as well. The Great Depression was a time in which it was hard to pursue a dream and even harder to achieve it.
Ultimately, Lennie, the one who is mentally handicapped, makes George’s dream very difficult and Lennie is actually the biggest obstacle for achieving it. (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/o/of-mice-and-men/of-mice-and-men-at-a-glance) George and Lennie are friends in search of work. They dream of owning a farm but are held back by Lennie’s childlike mentality and fetish for soft things. They find work on a ranch in Soledad, California. Then we meet Curley, a man with anger and jealousy issues.
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.
The conflict in the novel “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck is all created by the relationships of the people in it. If Lennie or George or Curley’s wife was any different, there would be no story. Steinbeck tries to show the sacrifices we make for each other in friendship, even if it’s in the extreme case of killing someone for their happiness and well-being. In other cases characters give up their American dream (in Curley’s wife’s case, her performing dream) for someone else. In the novel “Of Mice And Men” George and Lennie’s friendship is very much like a brotherly relationship.
When Lennie and George get a farm his punishment is not to tend any rabbits. One thing George lost hope to Lennie and killed him is when he was petting Curley 's wife 's hair. When Lennie was petting harder and harder to Curley 's wife 's head, it was hurting Curley 's wife, so Curley 's wife 's natural reaction is to scream. Lennie doesn 't want to get into more trouble because he already killed a puppy before touching Curley 's Wife and he doesn 't want to get into more trouble, he gripped Curley 's wife 's neck and accidentally twisted it, which caused the death of Curley 's wife. George had to kill him because if he doesn 't kill Lennie, Lennie could cause more deaths and
The plot of Honey Spot is about the characters strong friendship and relationships as well as the obstacles that come to face them, the main obstacle being disagreements. Throughout the play there were many disagreements such as Peggy and Tim which were fighting over the choreography for Peggy’s performance to gain a scholarship, as well as a disagreement all readers would have noticed, the disagreement between William and the ranger. Although disagreements in reality can be bad, this play shows that some disagreements can make you think even deeper than you normally would when reading a book. During the disagreement between William and ranger it has made me think more about the environment especially when William say’s “My people lived here
Of Mice and Men The book “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck is about two hard-working laborers in California working until they reach their goal of one day having their own piece of land, the two main characters stick together with each other through the strong relationship between George and his large, mentally disabled friend Lennie. I feel that almost anyone feels lonely sometimes like many of the characters in the book, like Crooks and Curley’s wife, people when they are alone want attention. The book brings out the feeling of lost hope and sadness as it was set during the time of the Great Depression, for example chapter 4 page 74 “Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets
Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck’s novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ published in the 1930’s employs carefully considered narrative techniques that effectively inject sympathy within the reader. The chain of events are foreshadowed through speech, Death and Lennie Small. Curlys Wife soon becomes the instrument who destroys the dream. Steinbeck demonstrates this through various techniques including of foreshadowing, realism, symbolism, circular structure, significance of the title and setting. One of the predominant themes that govern the story and characters in the book is friendship, "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world” Lennie And George are very lucky to have each other, although they are rather different to one another,
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men discusses many different themes throughout the book such as dreams, friendship, innocence, violence, and the hopefully ensuing justice. Throughout the 1930’s, Steinbeck worked as a manual laborer before achieving success as a writer. He understood the hardships faced in the Great Depression and how desperate times can impel people to do unthinkable things. Of Mice and Men revolves around the lives of George Milton and Lennie Small as they struggle to make a living during the difficult depression. George, is in comparison, a parent to Lennie, whose towering stature is accompanied by a mind as honest and pure as a young child.
The reader believed that the farmer did not know how to take care of his wife. His only experience with caring was on the farm animals so he tried to use the same method on his wife and it made everything worse. Most things that the farmer did was terrible to his wife. For example, he kept said that his wife was “like” other animals. His wife escaped, so the farmer and his people chase her then locked her in his house.