Steinbeck’s Use of Foreshadowing Steinback uses foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” to make this classic book. The story is about to migrant workers who have dreams of owning a ranch. But the problem is that one of the workers, Lennie, loves soft things which causes them problems. How does Steinback use foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men”? John Steinback uses foreshadowing by alluding to the poem, talking about Lennie’s obsession, the idea of the “American Dream”, and the parallel between the dog and Lennie in the four documents.
Each individual’s survival is so dependent on everyone else that if they were to leave or become isolated from the group they may not live. This could be taken as a metaphor for society in of Mice and Men, having each individual human living and socializing with others, but those who do not fit in, are different, or outstep their imposed codes of behavior (such as Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy) become isolated and not welcomed to be with others. Thus, they do not thrive in the way they
In the classic American novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, power is a recurring theme. Most of the characters have direct ties to power, whether it is physical, social, economic, or intellectual. But the author balances their powers with flaws. Lennie, a main character, has a lot of physical power. Yet due to his mental disability, he does not understand the consequences of his actions.
Sometimes the right thing to is the hardest thing to do, but it will result in a positive outcome. This is a key theme of the book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Gary Sinise’s film version of this novel effectively conveys this theme throughout the entire story. This is shown throughout the book and film from events such as Lennie’s fight with Curley, Crooks’s conversation with Lennie, and from George eventually shooting Lennie at the end. Lennie’s fight with Curley in Chapter 3 is an event that supports the idea that it is the right thing to do.
The first example of strength in Of Mice and Men is, physical strength. This form of strength is represented, in the novella by, Lennie. First off, this guy can buck barley bags all by himself. It usually takes two guys all they can do to buck these barley bags, but poor Lennie hardly breaks a sweat. Second, Lennie does not know his own power.
In John Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men, the ideas of companionship and friendship are addressed greatly. George and Lennie are companions who have traveled alongside each other for a long time. They have to keep moving because Lennie causes trouble, and essentially strains their relationship. Although they have issues, they have a deep connection which benefits each of them. Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men uses motifs and characterization to show that companionship is beneficial to individuals.
To sum up, the author in “Of Mice and Men” uses symbolism through animals, characters and places to make readers understand the exploration of different themes such as dreams, innocence, discrimination, and friendship, among others. Moreover, Steinbeck by using these key symbols transports us into the context, which is during the Great Depression, giving a deeper meaning to the novel. In the end, what the author wants to express is that people should always be realistic; it is a fact that they would not always get or achieve what they want. This is not because people gave up on their dreams, but because no one can know or control the situations and things that may happen as the world is not only roses but has cruelty in it. In the 1930s, during the Great Depression that was exactly what happened, people do not trust each other as men were trapped in this tense environment.
In conclusion, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck furthers Steinbeck’s speech by illustrating how dreams can be crushed, as well as people feeling lonely and worthless when they are discriminated against, whether it be racism or sexism. By illustrating what happens when these isms are present in society, Steinbeck is demonstrating exactly why they should not be existent. Discrimination has lasting negative effects that can only be prevented by treating everyone as equals. To end, a n unknown wise man once said “Treat the janitor with the same respect as the
A tormentor is not robust, they are exactly like the people they pick on: divergent and hesitant. This theme of strength and power coming up from vulnerability is clearly shown in the book Of Mice and Men through repetition. The pupilage group of characters in the book are insecure and diverse, therefore they pick on the others to make themselves feel more dominant or take everyone down with them. Crooks is a minority on the ranch by virtue of being the only African-American with a crooked back from a kick from a horse. Crooks being the only African-American makes him get discriminated every day.
The discrimination of people can affect a person 's well-being. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, two men are searching for jobs, during the Great Depression. The catalyst for the story is discrimination. When the main characters are searching for work, Lennie, one of the men, gets into an accident, which forces Lennie and his friend George to leave work and the town. Throughout the story, Steinbeck creates vivid scenes which depict the quotidian lives of two very typical men and the consequences of ordinary actions.