(Wiesel 112). Before the Holocaust, Elie and his father never really spent time with each other and didn’t have a good relationship. When Elie and his family got split up, the only person he had was his father. Towards the end of the book Elie and his father split up, and they started getting farther and farther away from each other. When Elie's father pasted away he started to feel a
Lennie from Of Mice and Men was often bullied or called names by his caretaker, George. The problem in the world is that people view even their family members as a burden rather than as family. They may only take care of the person for money or because they know it is the right thing to do. But what is the point of “taking care” of the person if you are mistreating them and making them feel worse than they do with their
In the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, he writes about two men one named Lennie and one named George having a dream, but is ruined through the troubles of Lennie 's doings. This book was written in the 1930’s talking about migrant workers and how they survived through that era. In that era all migrant workers preferably work alone, but with George and Lennie they stick together because Lennie is a more challenged person so he doesn 't know his wrong doings which causes lots of trouble for George. On page 94, one of the most significant passages is written on having a dialogue between George and Candy about how they were unable to get the farm because Lennie had ruined their chances of getting it. Steinbeck creates a motif of loneliness through the different characters he writes about, ties in different strands of the story to make one storyline, and foreshadows events to come.
It was known that he had loved to shop but it was not until he died that people realized he was a hoarder. Apparently, he would go off on shopping sprees and buy something every single time, adding to the things he already had. Andy had ended up moving a few times, just to have more space to fill, but ended up at a
In today’s time period, Candy would be re-tired and drawing a deserved Workers’ Compensation check, but in the 1930’s this was not the case. Richard Moore writes, “Candy is an old man, reduced to cleaning the bunkhouse after los-ing his hand in an accident at work” (3). The ranch life is not meant for the elderly, especially the disabled elderly, but due to lack of social security at the time, Candy has no hope of seeing his retirement any time soon. Authors Umadevi and Saranya give prominence to the fact that, “Can-dy is a senior citizen with a physical handicap, and even though we get the sense that he has been at the ranch for some time, he has few ties or friends either, and tells Lennie and George later in the story that he has no family, no kids” (53). Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”.
Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the carelessness of the characters, immorality, and many mistakes the characters made brought about chaos in the novel. The Great Gatsby contains a large amount of immorality in it, so much so that much chaos arises and some people even die, as was the case with Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson. Many characters in the novel are extremely immoral and make an immense amount of careless mistakes. The decision-making skills in the characters’ minds are awful, they do not know that some things are bad for them, for example back in the 1920’s alcohol was illegal, but all the characters in the novel still drank even though it was outlawed, and also having affairs outside of your marriage as well, represented by Tom and Myrtle. Overall, The Great Gatsby is indeed an incredibly immoral novel.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here.
We have read two books this year: ´Of mice and men´ and ´The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. The books differ a lot, however they also share some similarities. ´ Of mice and men´ is about two men, named Lennie and George, who live in the time of the Great depression. They are looking for a job, but this isn’t easy because Lennie is mentally disabled so George needs to look after him the whole time.
Hopeless or Hopelessness? Hopelessness and futility can lead a life into nowhere, because without hope you won 't have a dream or a goal to accomplish. Hopelessness is often shown in places where people have no hope to continue life or anything. In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, it shows hopelessness in character 's dialogue, and character’s actions.
Intro: Water pollution has caused so many problems to our waterways that no one really knows how to help. Water pollution caused; dead zones, oil spills, garbage floating around, and unsafe drinking water. People disagree about water pollution because, people have found ways to improve and help out the problem that water pollution has caused around the world. Others believe that that water pollution has created situations and are in the process of figuring out solutions. Marine life habitats are getting destroyed, marine life is declining everyday, how and where the garbage is getting into the oceans, and the drinking water is becoming seriously unsafe to drink.
In chapters 9-12, Sinclair makes a point about how the search and need for money can cause people to behave selfishly. In those chapters, it is revealed that Jonas, Teta Elzbieta 's brother, abandoned the family because he was tired of working diligently and not being allowed to use his hard-earned money. It is also disclosed that Jurgis had lost his job as a result of his injury because the foreman "had found someone else to do the work as well and did not want to bother to make a change" (219). The foreman believed that reserving Jurgis ' job for him and would an inconvenience and refused to make room for both Jurgis and his replacement because that would mean paying two men for something that can be done by one man. Sinclair also
In Crooks’ room Crooks converses with Lennie about his feelings. Bothered, he laments over how he can “play horseshoes til it’s dark” with all the other workers, but then he has to go “read books” all by himself(72,72). While Crooks does not despise reading books, he wishes that he had a companion to confide in. The deep mistrust that Crooks feels towards others, though, is one of the reasons he does not have a friend to talk to. Lennie creates excitement in Crooks because Crooks can trust Lennie since he knows that Lennie will never repeat what he says .
When Wrong is Right At the end of “Of Mice and Men” George is faced with grim decision of shooting his best friend and family member Lennie to ease both of their future pains. George has known Lennie for mostly all of his life and he knew that when Lennie was dead their dream of having a house would be over. George then makes up his mind and shoots Lennie making him think if it was the right decision or it was wrong. In this case the decision was right because of many reasons with one being that Lennie would never be able to survive in the world that they live in.
Radio host Bernard Meltzer once said, “A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” In other words, in a true friendship flaws don’t matter. In his novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tells the story of Lennie and George, two characters who remain friends regardless of any trouble or flaws. Lennie acts as a child and he doesn’t remember what George tells him. He has a mental problem and he’s dumb.
George and Lennie are very different physically and mentally. From the book, George is described as a small man with sharp features. Lennie is described to be big and muscular with sloping with shoulders. Obviously, this shows us the difference in their physical features with one being small and the other big. In the book, you can tell Lennie has one main strength which is his brute force and hard-working quality.