Throughout the novel, Holden is seen troubled by the thought of the adult world mixing with the innocent world of children. This can be seen as Holden erasing profanity. While Holden attempts to erase the “fuck you” from the wall he states that the profanity “wouldn’t come off” as it was “scratched in” which shows that he believes the adult world has been permanently stained and that once one loses their innocence there is no going back. One thing that permanently stained Holden’s own adolescence is the death of his younger brother Allie. After Allie’s passing, Holden states that he smashed all the windows in the garage resulting in permanent damage to his hand; However, the death also permanently stained Holden’s childhood innocence.
Just like the main character enjoyed life for a short time through love, Doc enjoyed the party and for a moment didn’t appear lonely. Once the party was over and the guests left, Doc’s loneliness returns. The last lines of the novel “And the white rats scampered and scrambled in their cages. And behind the glass the rattlesnakes lay still and stared into space with their dusty frowning eye” (Steinbeck 196) personifies the bleakness of Doc’s situation. Just like the rats and snakes in their cages, Doc is trapped in his loneliness once
John Steinbeck used repetition to display the realities of the men be destroyed time after time while chasing their dreams. In the story, John Steinbeck uses repetition to show the internal and external problems created by the same idea in the story. In chapter five, Lennie goes on to cause more problems unintentionally, he killed his puppy unknowing it would die because “[he] didn’t bounce [it] hard” (Steinbeck 85). In chapter five he also killed Curley’s wife while playing with her hair, once he let go of her “she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). John Steinbeck used repetition in the killings caused by Lennie to show how he unintentionally did it.
Of Mice and Men use conflict to display external conflict within Curley and Lennie. After all George and Lennie had been through a new problem shows up when they appear at the ranch. When they meet Curley automatically does not like Leenie considering Curley does not at all admire huge men. Shortly into the story Curley gets outraged with Lennie and starts a fight. During the fight, George says, “‘Get him Lennie’.... Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it … and his closed fist lost in Lennie's big hand”(Steinbeck 63).
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses a line from Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse” to portray the theme that the main characters failure is inevitable; the forces acting upon this are Lennie’s display of his growing disability, and that nobody believes they can do it, plus the men’s inability to stay in one place. First of all, Steinbeck uses Lennie’s growing disability as a force acting on the main characters inevitable failure. After taking away a dead mouse, George said, “that mouse ain’t fresh, Lennie; and besides you’ve broke it pettin’ it” (9). This is the first time we see that Lennie is capable of hurting small things down to killing them. He did proclaim that he didn’t kill the mouse but George told the readers that this isn’t the first
As they adapt to their new ranch, they experience many obstacles and meet new people. As Lennie is a mentally slower but physically strong and George is intelligent but physically weaker, they benefit off of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men reveals the harmful psychological effects that alienation, whether it is self alienation or forced alienation, may generate through the characterization of Curleyś wife, Crooks, and Candy. Like many of the other characters, Crooks is forced into isolation. Crooks experiences force alienation from his fellow workers on the ranch, causing him to become obscure and astringent.
Of Mice And Man Have you ever notice how lonely people are in the world. For example, rich people with so much money they have no one to share it with. Also such the people in our story such as Curley’s wife, Candy, and Crooks.The the best thing you should always remember is that you worst day is someone best day. First, Curley’s wife is lonely because she could actually be something if she did not marry Curley. “I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully.
When he reached out towards the wall, he was shot in the back of his head by Robert Ford. Robert Ford and his gang planned to assassinate Jesse and collect the reward. (Biography.com 1) One of the worst days for his wife and children when they walked in and Jesse lying in a puddle of blood on the floor. Frank James was so devastated because, the only person who ever understood him was gone. The world was happy and sad.
Imagine being able to tell someone to do something and they did it, no matter how awful it was. In John Steinbeck's emotional novel, Of Mice and Men, a grown man named Lennie is mentally challenged has a hard time telling what is right and what is wrong. He has a caretaker named George who has a short temper, however he tries his best to be patient with him. When George loses his temper it often cause Lennie to want to run away. Through all this they share a dream home where they can leave and go to the circus whenever they want.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends named Lennie Small and George Milton's small adventure on a ranch. While on the ranch they encounter came to face new people and small conflicts. They also learn about the other characters dreams, while they add on to their own. As the story progresses readers learn that George and Lennie have a close bond, but in certain situations Lennie gets George into serious trouble representing Lennie as a burden. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself.