In John Steinbeck's novel “Of Mice and Men,” made into an enduringly popular movie, the lines about the rabbits have became emblems for the whole relationship between George and Lennie -- the quiet-spoken farm laborer and the sweet, retarded cousin he has taken under his arm. I would not have thought I could believe the line about the rabbits one more time, but this movie made me do it, as Lennie asks about the farm they'll own one day, and George says, yes, it will be just as they've imagined it. Lennie is played by John Malkovich and George is Gary Sinise, who also directed this film, using an adaptation by Horton Foote. The most sincere compliment I can pay them is to say that all of them - writer and actors - have taken every unnecessary gesture, every possible gratuitous note, out of these characters. The story is as pure and lean as the original fable which
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
Through the use of symbols and language, Steinbeck emphasizes the importance of companionship and the harshness of the real world. In the book Of Mice and Men, the characters learn of the predatory nature of the human existence and that having someone by your side throughout this constant pressure makes it a lot easier. Steinbeck repeats symbols and creates parallels while writing in a straightforward, unpretentious way to express these themes. Within the book, Steinbeck shows us the loneliness of the men on the ranch and how much they all strive to have a brotherly relationship with one another. We see this through the symbol of George and Lennie’s farm.
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.
And I seen your light.” (68). All Lennie wanted was a soft animal to take care of. Sun, a symbol of fond memories with the pup, foreshadows the darkness to come when the pup dies. Not forgetting, Lennie whispers about George as he heads back to the Salinas River where “the tops of the mountains seemed to
To enumerate, some employees are marginalized by their bosses that they are treated as if they were rodents, mice in this case. In the beginning of the book, Lennie divulges his obsession with petting mice, dead ones in addition, which puts emphasis of the title. Lennie, being the benevolent person he is, treats everyone equally with care. He cares for animals, but his penchant of caring for mice leads to how he cares for workers that are treated insignificantly. Therefore, the title “Of Mice and Men” is symbolic for how employees are treated like animals during the Great Depression.
“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is able to use imagery and diction to change the mood throughout the story.The story is about two friends, George and Lennie, and how travel the area being migrant workers trying to find jobs. Throughout the book they go through their ups and downs. They later figure out their problems. In the beginning of the book the mood is calm and laid back but near the end it is more gloomy, even though in the same setting. But how did he use diction and imagery to change the mood?
Friendship is the lock that closes the door to loneliness. Candy was aware of the lonely life of men on ranches and to avoid this solitude, he grew a reliance on the companionship of his mutt, and later George and Lennie. After a gruesome argument in the ranch, Candy 's mutt was taken to be shot and Candy lay on his bed terribly sad, "A shot sounded in the distance...For a moment he [Candy] continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent" (51). Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end.
George consciously makes the decision to place the focus of Lennie’s mind on thing that Lennie desired most. George placed Lennie’s mind on the farm with the trees, the field of alfalfa, and most importantly the rabbits that Lennie would tend to. Lennie mentions numerous times, “I get to tend to the rabbits,” this dream of Lennie’s is the only thing that Lennie truly enjoys. George allows Lennie to relish in this dream one last time to let him enjoy his last moments of his life. When George and Lennie are still talking before Lennie is killed, Lennie says, “le’s do it now.
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.
Of Mice and Men It is all quiet in the bunk house. Carlson is continuing to plead with Candy to let him to kill his dog. Candy does not want to allow it but, he does not feel he can deny Carlson. Candy looks to someone for guidance. Someone powerful in the bunkhouse; Someone named Slim.