Julia Goldberg Mr. Aubry Response Paper #1 11/11/14 In the book Mice of Men, Curly has a very high level of power, because he is the son of George and Lennie’s boss giving him higher power then the two. Also, Curly has the intimidation of coming off as tough because he used to be a lightweight fighter but, still likes to pick fights. In the beginning of Mice and Men, we are introduced to Curly. Curly is the son of George and Lennie 's boss. This gives him a higher power then George and Lennie, almost as if he looking down on the two.
Ableism is a dynamic represented in Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. Lennie a character in the book, is characterized by his mental limitations. Steinbeck writes, “ ‘Jus’ tell Lennie what to do an’ he’ll do it don't take no figuring. He can’t think of nothing to do himself, but he sure can take orders.’” This shows that Lennie has limited capacity to think for himself. An example of when Lennie faces marginalization is when Ala Costa Centers’ mission is to, “empower school-aged children with developmental disabilities to find, use and express their unique strengths and talents.” One way Ala Costa Centers would help Lennie today might be through teaching him how to be gentle without over powering.
Dreams are goals that keep man motivated to improve, evolve, and chase for the better things in life. But unfortunately, not all dreams come true. The American Dream is also a goal to achieve success through hard-work and dedication; The American Dream is a goal that is often fantasized by two men, George and Lennie. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George, the smaller man, leads the way and makes the decisions for Lennie, a mentally challenged fellow. They both travel and work together.
What is strength? Well, according to dictiobary.com, strength is, “quality or state of being strong bodily or muscular” or “mental power, force or vigor”. Both theses definitions are true in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck states this by indirectly saying that, strength is essential to survival, although mental over powers physical strength. The first example of strength in Of Mice and Men is, physical strength.
Each year, day, and second, people gradually get more mature but it occurs quickly or gradually in various people. Maturity can be linked with a considerable amount of different things and it brings people to begin to act like adults. Maturity is not dependent on a person’s age because it depends on the person’s experiences in life and who they surround themselves with. People get more mature based off of their experiences in life. An excellent example of this would be war.
As from chapter one, it was evident that Lennie was a big man with a child-like heart, brain and attitude, he was not an independent man, while George was quite the opposite-a short but averagely intelligent who could live on his own(independent). Due to Lennie’s attitude and behaviour, it will not be wrong to say that the relationship between Lennie and George was that like father and son. It is also obvious that they were in a symbiotic kind of relationship in which Lennie benefited the most out of in the sense that he got taken care of by George while George got only the benefit of
The coming of age of a person could be at the age of twelve, or twenty, or forty – it all depends on each person’s ability to reach a certain level of maturity – not necessarily meaning when one is independent, but rather when one seems sensible and reliable. In terms of maturity, humans have different levels of development some mature faster, while others develop quite gradually. Most of the time, the experiences that one goes through determines the speed of the rate of the maturity of that person because past experiences affect the way that we make decisions that benefit ourselves, and the people around us. Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is a coming-of-age story about Joe Coutts, a thirteen-year-old Native American, who is thrust into adulthood
As we grow older, we learn new things, whether about others or about ourselves. We become more mature and do things to better ourselves as a person. Maturity is not measured by age, however. It is measured by how you react to given situations. Raymond’s Run, by Tina Cade Bambara is a prime example of growing maturity.
Behavior cannot be defined as permanent. It keeps changing overtime with regards to one’s social experiences and how they have developed as a person from birth through adulthood, although their personality and temperament may be more consistent as those are fairly hard to completely change and refine no matter how much a person wants to or a person should. Those can only be slightly altered so those aspects of their behavior can be found to be more consistent (Brief, 2015). So basically to sum it up, human behavior is the manner in which one conducts themselves which allows others to have an insight into the person’s mind, as to what the person’s attitudes, values, culture and beliefs are as these factors influence the way in which an individual behaves. However, on the other hand, one also commonly hears society saying how
Let us begin by asking, why did the Swamiji place hopes in youth? There are two obvious reasons. One is the natural idealism of youth. Youth are not yet saddled with the weight of the difficulties of life, the disappointments, the failures. They are not yet resigned to the status quo but look at life and the world with openness, seeing possibilities rather than problems.