However, the most important factor about Lennie chaining George down is that Lennie makes it practically impossible to do what most men his age aim to do, have a life of his own, meet a woman, and settle down. Because Lennie is a constant anchor for George, he can’t do that, which causes George to feel alone when he thrives for love. Basically, George adds to the loneliness factor in Soledad because of the unlikely to be fulfilled dream of a wife and family of his
As he progresses through the story he starts to get more and more “manly” and acts more like a man. In the beginning of the story Walter is very disappointed with the life he and his family are living. He is all depressed due to the fact that the household is run by women which gives him perception that he is failing the general idea of being a man. There are many stereotypes of men that are true and false. Some of these would be that a man has to be the worker in the family or men have to make the most money.
The characters who portray the theme of loneliness and isolation are; Lennie, because he is mentally challenged and the other characters fear his intimidating physique, but he also has George and their dream of getting their own farm to escape reality. Candy, because he is old and deemed unfit to work, he is willing to sacrifice his life’s savings just so he can be part of the dream house, and this shows the extent of his loneliness. "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me.
Zeena’s character in the story seems as if she has no value in Ethan’s life and continuously described by Ethan as a very negative person. “She appears to be a mean, grumpy woman who browbeats her husband, holds him back from all his hopes and dreams, separates him from the woman he loves, and abuses...her relative, Mattie Silver.”(Shmoop). With the reader assuming that Ethan’s depression derives because of what he says and the descriptions he gives about his life, the idea of Mattie and Ethan wanting to become a couple together becomes acceptable because Mattie gave Ethan the only shred of happiness in his life. The villagers knew very little of what scandal went on between Ethan and Mattie, therefore the only source of information available comes straight from Ethan. Without outside opinions regarding the scandal, the readers do not hear the entire story and form their own
Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As a writer, John Steinbeck’s weapon is the written word and in his famous novel Of Mice and Men, he ventures to change the ideas and opinions of his readers. Of Mice and Men is set in 1930’s America during the Great Depression. Even though there are some instances in the novel where Steinbeck seems to mirror the attitudes of the past, there also are several instances where the author he displays the need for societal change. He uses characters in the novel, such as Lennie, to demonstrate the mistreatment of the mentally disabled. He also shows the desperate plight of the economically disadvantaged during the Great Depression.
On miss Ratched 's ward it is very apparent that she runs every aspect of the men and that they are to scared to stand up to her because they do not believe that they deserve to stand up to her. These men in the ward have been pushed down so much in their lifetime whether from family or community people for there disorders and choices that they no longer care about their image or the way the should be treated. Take Mr.Harding for example the other men have heard him state many times “that his wife 's ample bosom at times gives him a feeling of inferiority.” (Pg. 44 paragraph 4). At the time when this book is staged men were supposed to feel like they were taking care if the wife but harding has never felt that way, and has been
Throughout the text, we see the fluctuating power struggle occurring in all of the characters. Crooks, a debilitated worker, minority, and helpless man is striving to gain stability through the hardships pressed against him. Having to live alone in a room with “a manure pile under the window” (75) is proven to be unsatisfactory in the face of companionship. Crooks has always longed for someone to talk to but often feels like no one cares enough to pay attention. Crooks confides within Lennie but realizes how he “jus’ talks, and you don’t understand nothing”(71).
This novel illustrates the culture of violence and cruelty of that time. Steinbeck 's characters show different types of inhumanity. Every character feels isolated and lonely, which causes some to attack those who are weaker than they are. Loneliness and the cruelty of others caused George and Lennie to stick together during many hard years, but the violence of their fellow workers overcame George’s good intentions to care for Lennie.
George is still portrayed as someone who cares for Lennie but is rather bothered by his constant mistakes. 2. While in the barn, Curley’s wife vents to Lennie how she hates being married to Curley. How he is exceedingly controlling and never lets her talk to any of the other men. That she only married him because he seemed nice.
ABSTRACT: My present paper is deals with the patriarchal egoism, how it is represented by protagonist and how it is cause for destroy his relationship with other member of his family in Mahesh Dattani’s play Where There’s a Will. The worst is when the man does not try to keep his ego behind in the relationship. Egoistic men are very reserved and it is difficult for them to adjust with anyone. If the ego of a person is hurt once, it stays for a long time and tends to spoil the relation. Men seldom accepted their mistakes and bend down.