Lennie is always asking George to talk about the farm they are going to have even though George has told the story many times. George raises Lennie’s hopes by telling him “‘We’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres’” (Steinbeck 14). Throughout the book, Lennie wants to be continually reminded about this goal to keep his hopes high that eventually one day it might actually come true. Without George as a constant reminder of the farm, Lennie would have no motivation to work towards anything and they would just be mindless farm workers.
When news began to spread about Curley’s wife death, George already knew it was Lennie. It is at about this point where George has made his final decisions on what he will do for Lennie and himself. Very quickly, people figure out that it’s Lennie so they make a run for the creek. Surprisingly, Slim decides to join the two and help them escape the angry mob chasing them. Throughout this chapter, we figure that George is tired of taking care of Lennie and doesn’t want to run away anymore.
What would you do if you came home to your deceased friend? Ebenezer Scrooge’s late business partner Jacob Marley came back to warn Scrooge. When he came Marley was wearing chains, these chains represented all of the mistakes he made while he was living. But he did not just come back to say hi. Marley came back to warn Scrooge, he warned him that he needed to change or he would to end up like Marley.
Holden has a very different way of showing his depression in the novel. His depression is present when he tries to keep his innocence and stray away from adult hood all while trying to keep his relationship with his brother Allie. Holden wants to be the “catcher in the rye “. He wants to be that person who catches those kids who are falling off the cliff into adulthood. Holden wants to protect those who are close to him and those that he loves.
In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays the relationship between George and Lennie as very dominating yet caring. George has been a father type figure to Lennie ever since he started taking care of him. With George being a father figure to Lennie, that means he has to watch over him, keep him out of trouble, and love him, which he did. In the very dominate relationship between George and Lennie, George has a very dominate roll. Lennie listens to everything George tells him to do/say.
“Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to loyalty” Taylor Lautner. This relates to the novel by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men by showing that two men that are honest with each other will have loyalty in their friendship. George was loyal to Lennie even after all of the scandalous acts, Curley wanted to make sure his wife is safe and another significant example is Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend. These three examples show that friends should be loyal to the extent that they do not inflict unnecessary suffering like Georges tolerance for Lennie, Curley's allegiance to his wife and Candy’s devotion for his dog.
George always knows. He’ll say, ‘You’ve done it. Don’t try to put nothing over me,’” (85). Lennie realizes that George may be angry at him for killing the innocent puppy. In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing.
In the ranch where George and Lennie are staying, there is a bully, called Curley. Lennie was frightened by Curley’s demeanor, so he asked George if they can go to other ranches, but George told him that they have to stay here until they get a stake. Instead of a normal ranch, Lennie dreams of a ranch in a safe environment with only George and himself, and few rabbits hopping around. On the other hand, George wants to be free of his entire existence including Lennie. George only wants few dollars in his pocket and the chance to be his own man within the restricted parameters available to men like him.
I think the main theme of this story is idealism versus reality because it shows the harsh reality versus what the characters wanted to happen. The first example of idealism versus reality is when George and Lennie talk about owning a land with animals and crops. They both planned on getting this perfect land but when reality hits the whole idea of this perfect land and everything will be perfect ends up not happen. The second example is when Lennie and Candy were talking to Crooks about getting their own land and how they have enough money to invest right away. Crooks in disbelief told them that they could not achieve this goal and that plenty of men have tried but no one ever achieves it.
Joseph Strorm (David’s dad) and the inspector question David about Sophie but he reveals nothing. His father tells him to go to his room and David narrates, “I set my jaw and turned to go. My father followed, picking up a whip…” (Pg. 51) David knows Sophie is his friend. Even though he knows he will get a beating if he does not tell on Sophie, he believes it is wrong to give her up and resists against his father.
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.