Steinbeck utilizes dream to orchestrate actions and manipulate the story arc, evolving the plot. Many characters are a challenge to relate to, except for how they dream. To specify, dreams make George easy to relate to; he matures with the serenity of his dreams. But, dreams hold dangers, nothing will ensure they evolve into a reality. Steinbeck addresses the unfairness and cruelty with sarcasm, confessing life 's pattern of unfairness.
His and Lennie’s dream is to own a small ranch, be their own bosses, and work off the fat of the land. This is the ideal American Dream and George can’t picture himself living it without Lennie. This is perfect for them because they wouldn’t have to run anymore and they couldn’t get fired. In the story George says, “‘No--look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie.
You can easily tell that Lennie’s life greatly relies on his dreams. ”We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. When it rains in the winter, we’ll build up
All the themes can be developed and how the authors develop into deeper meaning to the story. Gender, Innocence, The home, etc. are all developed differently and in their unique styles of the story. The theme that I'm picking because I feel strong enough to give the explanation is "Identity". Identity is a great example of the theme of the story because it shows who are the characters if the story.
Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel. We see that Lennie puts his full trust in George when Lennie puts his full trust in George collecting his paycheck even though George could have taken his money that he earned easily which is said by the boss when they enter the office, “I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?” (Steinbeck, 22). This shows that others know that and are surprised that Lennie puts
Killing someone or even a friend doesn’t sound good at all which it isn’t. George just didn’t want Lennie to suffer which is why he killed him. He knew Curly would’ve taken it upon himself and would’ve done anything to torture Lennie. “He looked at the back of Lennie’s head, at the place where the spine and skull were joined”(105). George picks that spot on Lennie’s head to shoot him because he knows it won’t hurt him and he knows that he won’t suffer that way.
In this poem the author accidentally turns up a mouse’s burrow with a plough. This misfortune was beyond the mouse’s control. In Steinbeck’s novel, George and Lennie endure the Depression and the strenuous work while pursuing their dream of owning a small farm. The hope of these best-laid plans is shattered by events which are
George’s dream was too much for him to exceed at once and he had to let go of Lennie, even Slim knew it. He said, “You hadda, George. I swear you
Jobs were scarce, and Lennie’s mental disability made finding work even harder, “‘An’ what I got,’ George went on furiously. ‘I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all around over the country all the time. An’ that ain’t the worst.