At the end of the novel, when they want to sell the land is when I believe that is when they challenge practices. The land is Wang Lung’s life and blood. In the text it states, “‘If you sell the land, it is the end.’... ‘Rest assured, our father, rest assured. The land is not to be sold.’ But over the old man’s head they looked at each other and smiled.” (Buck, 385). The “evil idle sons” did not follow his line of work and did not know the value of the land.
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
Characters George and Lennie share the unrealized dream to own a small farm. This does not happen because Lennie’s incompetence to listen to George and his compulsion to touch soft things. Candy’s dream of gaining something tangible after working hard is crushed when Lennie ruins the farm-plan by killing Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife wishes she was an actress away from the grasp of Curley and the ranch. This however, is foolish because as a child she was called a fantastic actor.
91) There was no hatred but a scared mind in which no one was there to help. Lennie runs off once he realizes what he’s done and George is the first one to find him. George has a plan but it is one that will hurt him forever. George and Lennie’s dream is the same of many americans in which they all want to own land and a big house but there are a couple differences. People may want other things besides animals such as family or reading materials.
Another example is when he has this conversation with Slim, "I ain't got no people," George said. "I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good. They don't have no fun. After a long time they get mean.
To bystanders, in the book, it is hard to understand how close the pair actually is. For example, when they first arrive at the ranch and they are speaking to the boss, he questions George’s motives for speaking in place of Lennie by saying, “I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?” (Steinbeck 22). The boss does not understand how tight of a bond George and Lennie have; so to him, George must have a different motive for caring about Lennie. Yet, the truth is that George was willing to take Lennie’s life in order for him to escape the pains he would have endured.
Napoleon is just ruining Snowball’s reputation by fabricating lies about him because a storm is what really damaged the windmill. If the animals knew that Napoleon is lying and think individually for once, they could understand how Napoleon has damaged Snowball to give himself more power, which is terrible leadership and not what Animal Farm wants. Finally, Boxer’s mindset has been totally modified by Napoleon because of the manipulation that he uses on him that now Boxer always thinks Napoleon is right. “ ‘Ah that is different!’ said Boxer ‘If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right’ “ (58). Boxer respects Napoleon and what he does for the farm, but not in a way that consists of healthy respect, because Boxer sees a brighter future for the farm not just for Napoleon and his dogs, and Napoleon has manipulated Boxer with a number of lies that Boxer thinks are true.
.In “Why I Went to the Woods”, Henry David Thoreau uses rhetorical questions to reveal that Americans are senseless and unaware with how they spend their time. Thoreau mentioned, “Who will build railroads?” and “How shall we get to heaven in season?” if the railroads were not built. This shows how American people are so focused on making improvements to their work faster, instead of working for themselves, their lives, their future. If no one were working on the railroads, then they would be a failure because that is more important to them. Unawareness causes them to become ignorant about their life because of work.
A hero should always do well for his followers; Richard only proved to be loyal to himself. He abused his people by saying he was “enforced to farm our royal realm, the revenue whereof shall furnish us” (1.4.45-46). King Richard taxed the poor to fund his luxuries and wars, without thinking of how it affected his people. He thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility. Instead of becoming a tragic hero, he became a tragic fool; not only did he abdicate his throne, because he could not handle the pressure, he showed that was not fit to be a king, even if he was born for it.
He spent every moment up until his death desperately trying to be accepted by East Egg and Daisy, that he forgot about himself, and never truly found out who he was. Since Gatsby fell victim to illusory dreams and desires he created, he never managed to fulfill them. Overall, he was unsuccessful and unhappy, and he never got to experience life’s joys and pleasures - all thanks to illusory
In both the Giver, and The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, Jonas and the nearby residents were second guessing their peers. Serling wrote “ ‘And he never did come out to look at that thing that flew overhead. He wasn’t even interested. Why? Why didn’t he come out with the rest of us look?
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie wanted to live the american dream of owning their own property. But they have to do jobs on ranches before they can achieve that goal. George did the right thing shooting Lennie. My reasons for it being the right thing to do would be that If he hadn’t someone else would have and Lennie held George back and my final reason is that he’d get into more trouble if they’d gotten away. Others may claim that George should’ve let Lennie live and tried to get away.
He would never understand that because he’s probably never had someone try to shove him in a box that he knows he has no business being in. One of the last comments on the post was, “So what. Does it really change your life or hurt you at all?”. He simply didn’t care. All these people seemed to fail to understand the issue.
[F] George told Lennie about going to the farm as a possibility because Lennie liked listening about it. [G] Under the category of losing hope, Joe Wilner writes “ Victimization- When we are abused and belittled we can start to believe that is how life is supposed to be… begin to feel that we don’t have any control over what happens to us and that bad things will always occur... can relate to unfair treatment from prejudice and discrimination” (Wilner, 1). [H] I feel like George had an mindset that all bad things would happen to them and continue to happen to them because George didn’t seem to have control over what happened to him or Lennie. [I] Especially with what happened in Weed, George feels like bad things will continue to happen. [J] George had told Lennie about the farm and soon after, Candy found out.
I found Roger’s (Matthew) excuses very intriguing, it was thoughts that never crossed through my mind. Rogers’s perspective was totally opposite from the prosecutor’s perspective. In Roger’s shoes, he wanted to end the conflict between Ralph, Piggy and Jack so he leaned on the lever to push the boulder which would interrupt them and hopefully stop them from fighting. On the other hand, the prosecutor’s point of view is that Roger leaned on the boulder to purposely hit Piggy so that he would die. One frequent occurrence that surprised me was how the witnesses would say something they weren’t supposed to and quickly change their answer, as if they were lying about something.