Rahemjot Singh Ms. Hansen English 9, Period 6 09 March 2016 Of Mice and Men Without dreams and goals, life is like a mouse simple and easy. George and Lennie’s dream is to own a farm of their own. For George, this dream of having their own place means independence, security, being their own boss, and, most importantly, being "somebody." George is taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm. The main obstacles that holds George back is helping Lennie 's trying to control his strength.
The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It tells a story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two displaced ranch workers, who are constantly searching for a new job during The Great Depression in California. John Steinbeck displays loneliness from the standpoint of average men living and working on a farm searching for friendship to escape their loneliness. In Of Mice and Men, other than the friendship, the story portrays people who are isolated and lonely like George, who has the responsibility of taking care of Lennie and keeping him out of trouble, Lennie, who is mentally disabled, and lastly, Curley’s wife, who desperately seeks for the
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a novella that follows the story of two men trying to find work during the Dust Bowl period. Throughout the novella,Steinbeck uses relationships among characters like George and Lennie’s friendship and the use of dreams like the farm George, Lennie and Candy hoped to get, to illustrate the importance of companionship in life. I’ve learned through the novella that companionship in life is important and should be treasured among people. It is especially needed during this time of upheaval and confusion in our society today. Steinbeck uses the personal connections among characters like George and Lennie or Candy and his dog to portray his theme of companionship in Of Mice and Men.
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Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 during a time of bi-racism between the caucasians and the african americans, and the apathetic Great Depression, which may have served as inspiration. In the novel two opposites attract, a gargantuan but mentally challenged man by the name of Lennie, and a small, nimble, and intelligent man named George. Suffering from a mental illness Lennie gets into trouble when he 's alone, but George always saves him, George knows Lennie doesn 't do anything, “out of meanness” as he says. Undoubtedly the reader assimilates that Lennie kills a young lady, said to have done so accidentally. Furthermore without any control George was forced to kill Lennie.
The Great Depression brought hardships to families across America. People battled these hardships in many ways, but John Steinbeck’s weapon of choice was something that would live on forever: his words. Throughout his career Steinbeck wrote over 31 books. His classic novel, Of Mice and Men, portrays a heart wrenching story of two men that are beaten into the ground of the Great Depression. While Steinbeck shows that dreams and planning can create hope and aspiration, friendship is shown to be the deciding factor between a content life and the search for more, that can ultimately lead to less.
Of Mice and Men takes place on a ranch by the Salinas River on the coast of California during the Great Depression. Lennie Small and George Milton are two migrant workers who travel from job to job together. They have been best friends since they were young, and their traveling together makes them stick out from the crowd of other migrant workers. When George and Lennie arrive at the ranch for their new job, they meet the boss; his son, Curley; Curley’s wife; and Carlson, Slim, and Candy, the other workers on the ranch. Lennie has a very simple, childlike mind, which often gets him into trouble.
There are many themes throughout the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. One of those themes is the American dream. The American Dream has been I thought in everybody’s mind since America was founded and Steinbeck shows each individual dreams of the characters and how they can be achieved. Some characters dreams are naive and unrealistic, others are achievable. Steinbeck’s themes shows that the dreams in the book that are realistic come true, but the ones that aren’t don’t.
Authors often write books in an attempt to express their own feelings in the text, which will often become displayed as biased. The readers have an unbiased viewpoint towards the actions in the book and can easily persuade the reader to question morals and actions of the characters. In “Ethan Frome”, “Of Mice and Men”, and In Cold Blood, the authors set up the books to persuade the readers feelings towards the characters and question the morality of the situations. Information in “Ethan Frome” comes directly from one main source, Ethan, which causes mostly all of the story to sound biased. Zeena’s character in the story seems as if she has no value in Ethan’s life and continuously described by Ethan as a very negative person.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there are two characters, George and Lennie. George is smart and Lennie is mentally slow. They are working on a ranch and their dream is to own a farm of their own one day. Lennie has been known for liking to pet soft things, and in multiple incidents, it has him gotten into some trouble. In Weed, a town not far from the ranch, Lennie got in trouble because of a petting incident.