Because of Lennie's mental disability, he is required to be dependent on George. In the beginning of the novel as George and Lennie are making their way to the migrant farm, Lennie has a dead mouse in his pocket. Lennie feels that if he were to tell George concerning the mouse, he would yell at Lennie and be angry with him for his wrong doing. Ultimately, the more times George gets furious or impatient with Lennie, Lennie believes that George will not allow his dream of owning a farm in the future to come true (Owens). Likewise, Lennie's lack of consciousness from determining right from wrong, denounces his self character, leading to his own death.
But for some reason he'd always accidently kill them. ¨ You gonna give me that mouse or do I have to sock you?¨ ( Steinbeck 8). George would never let lennie have a mouse, which made lennie feel like he was alone and wish his aunt was there.. Even though lennie and George, all George did was control him. George had specifically told lennie not to talk to anyone, but sometimes people get a little bit lonely.
Tone- The tone of the book is pretty calm because during the book the narrator doesn’t really use a lot of emotions while narrating the book. Symbolism- The symbolism of the dead mouse alludes back to the poem by Robert Burns stating that “neither mice or men can escape their destiny.” meaning that innocent creatures like the mouse and Lennie cannot escape their fate. Foreshadowing- At the beginning of the book George talks about how Lennie got them in trouble in Weed, and at the end of the book Lennie gets them in trouble again and ends up getting
“Gotta get ready for winter,” The Ant told the Grasshopper. “Why?” said the protagonist Grasshopper in the story “The Ant and the Grasshopper” by Rob John. Life is hard and when you have to work for something even though it might be hard you should do it, don’t sit back and wait for something to happen. Take grasshopper for example, Grasshopper is a irresponsible bug that learns his lesson along the way but that lesson comes with a huge consequence, but he doesn’t learn it until he makes a few mistakes like being unprepared and very lazy and not collecting food for the cold winter. The most important reason that the Grasshopper is irresponsible is that he is lazy.
John Steinbeck wrote a novel called of Mice and Men 3 characters (George, Curleys wife and Crooks)are involved to prove The theme of failure of the american dream.They all have something they want to achieve by either escaping from something or doing something but they all fail to do so. First John Steinbeck uses George, George came from a small town called Weed with his mentally impaired friend Lennie who is large and massive and looks like a normal person but has the mind of a child,so George looks out for Lennie since he can 't do it on his own. They ran away from Weed to get away from the trouble that was caused by Lennie when he “accidentally” scared a woman by grabbing and feeling on her soft red dress. Lennie has an obsession with soft things.George is tiny compared to Lennie but is really smart he has a dream that their gonna own their own ranch and live happily ever after and have some cows, chickens, and rabbits to tend Lennie is very excited about the rabbits .”we 're gonna have a little place( John Steinbeck 105) George promises Lennie. Sadly that doesn 't happen because Lennie got into some more trouble by killing the bosses sons wife just by not understanding his strength, when the workers find her body lying in the hay inside of the barn
Broken Dreams Anyone can be lonely, even if they are surrounded by people. They can be lost in their loneliness, without someone to talk to. The characters in the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, are a perfect representation of this. The novella starts with the main characters, George and Lennie, finding their way to a ranch after being chased out of their previous job. It is immediately clear that George, while smaller in size is the sharper one, and that Lennie has the mind of a child and an obsession with petting things, soft things.
Based on the above definition, the novel Of Mice and Men is a tragedy because Lennie can be considered a basically good person because he always attempts to do the right things, such as on page 43 when he explains how he didn’t intend to hurt the pups but that he just wanted to pet them. The novel Of Mice and Men can also be considered a tragedy because Lennie’s death on page 106 provokes the emotions of pity and fear in the reader. However, based on the above definition, the novel Of Mice and Men is not a tragedy because Lennie is not important to society.
Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunkhouses they’ll put me on the county” (Steinbeck 60). Steinbeck used Candy’s dog to figuratively show what was in store for Candy. Throughout the book, Candy is very lonely due to his old age and physical disability. Another character who is familiar with loneliness in the book Of
Jus’ us three an’ nobody else” (61). This quote shows that Candy is pretty close with Lennie and George since he is a part of their ultimate dream, and goal. On the other hand, Crooks is not even near from having a relationship like Candy’s because he doesn’t even have anyone to talk to, maybe except Slim. Candy’s dog may have been his only companion, but there is proof that he had some relationship that makes him not completely lonely. It is crystal clear that the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men is Crooks.
Candy’s dog who was once an spectacular sheep herder but is now toothless, horrible smelling and brittle from age supports Candy’s fears. Candy’s past accomplishments and current emotional involvement to his dog matter very little as Carlson makes clear when he strongly insisted Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. In such a society Candy’s dog represents an unpalatable reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives their usefulness. For a short time, his dream of living out his days with George and Lennie on the farm they dream of buying distracts Candy from his grim reality. He considers the couple acres of land they explain was worthy of his hard earned life long savings, which bespeaks his desperate need to believe there is a kinder world than the one in which he lives.
David is not fond of animals but he doesn’t have anything against Lucy’s animal loving friends since “the world would no doubt be a worse place without them”. David is not fond of animals and says it is “hard to whip up an interest in the subject” of animal welfare. He compares animal-welfare people to “Christians of a certain kind” saying “Everyone is so cheerful and well intentioned that after a while you itch to go off and do some raping and pillaging. Or to kick a cat”. Lucy backs up Bev by saying “This is the only life there is.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George becomes more understanding and friendly towards Lennie through the beginning, middle and ending of the novella. In the beginning of the novella, George is very much hostile towards Lennie and looks upon him as if he has been burdened with taking care of him. George shows his thoughts towards Lennie, when he says, “ ‘Poor bastard,’ he said softly, and then went on whistling again”(8). After George threw Lennie 's dead mouse into the forest, he tells him he can 't have a dead mouse in his pocket, just so he can stroke it. Then George tells Lennie to go get some firewood, after he departs he hears Lennie looking for the mouse instead of firewood.
In addition, the book does not present George as having enjoyed killing Lennie, in fact, it is quite the opposite. After killing Lennie, George is stiff and numb, and Slim, a farmhand, decides to take him for a drink. Of Mice and Men should be read in schools and be available in libraries, not banned from people’s access. The sympathetic characters, compelling plot, and a strong companionship that runs throughout the book are all positive aspects of keeping this book available to read. Throughout their journeys, Lennie and George hoped that they could acquire a small farm, and this hope brought them through many difficult times together.
1.The Mice in Council:At first,other mice thought this idea was wonderful,but when the mice further debated who could bell the cat and found no one could do it.they must be disappointed and sad.Of course,Something like this often take place in our daily life.We have many fantastic ideas and dreams,but Sometimes even though we spare no effort to do them,we may gain bad bad results resulting of obstacles.Certainly we feel sad.but I personally think that what is the most beautiful and attractive is that we can not gain.However,not every wish can be truth,not every difficult can be overcome.At last,that we have experienced joy or sorrow is of vital importance.In my opinion,the process of growing is precious and necessary.I sincerely hope that tried my best to do it,I won not be regretful.Maybe growing’s sufferings are also large fortunes,from which
Lennie always gets in trouble and relies on George to get him out, which results in them both running out of town. “I wisht I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an’ let you have fun”(11). George wants to keep Lennie out of trouble, but to him it seems the only way to do so is to keep him in close