While it seems valid, it is not because George had ended Lennie’s life in the least traumatic and painful way, unlike how Curley and his men would’ve done it. Soon before shooting Lennie, George beautifully described Lennie’s heaven to him by saying, “An’ down the flat we’ll have a… little piece alfafa… for the rabbits… An’ you get to tend the rabbits… ” (Steinbeck 105). Lennie’s reaction was priceless as he, “...giggled with happiness,” (Steinbeck 105). Lennie had peacefully and happily died, which wouldn’t had been his experience if he had been found by Curley first. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, George consistently shows the qualities of a good friend by dealing with the annoyance of Lennie and risking his own life for his.
Although Lennie loves mice, he is inept at handling feeble creatures. George notices the mouse and addresses it by saying that: “‘That mouse ain’t fresh, Lennie...you’ve broke it pettin’ it’” (Steinbeck 9). The euphemism that George uses for death suggests that the mouse’ death was not intentional, nor sadistic. Lennie roots his intentions in kindness, but his strength overpowers this emotion. George prohibits Lennie from petting mice, making Lennie sad.
Finally, Friendship is one of the biggest parts in the novel Of Mice and Men. The relationship that is made between George and Lennie can only be described by one quote, “The Friendship Lends hope to the dream, but the reality of their Brutal Life destroys the dream and the Friendship” (“Of Mice” 248). This described the life of Lennie and George perfectly because there friendship caused them to stay together as a team and stick up for each other no matter the circumstance. Lennie would always talk “about the ranch he, George and Candy are planning to buy” (Steffens 39). Unfortunately, they were still in a horrible situation by moving town to town and not having a set home and since they were living this life there dreams in the end was destroyed.
There are three characters that illustrate the theme in the novel Of Mice and Men, these people are Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s Wife. These characters all show the same trait of loneliness, but in different perspectives. The first example of a character who is lonely is an old handyman, who is left with only one hand from the outcome of a 7wwwwwprevious accident, is left alone with his dog. In the beginning his dog was a impressive sheep herder, but over time he ages, causing him to have a bad odor. Carlson insisted to Candy that the dog needed to be put out of his misery, so Carlson shot the dog.
I would say that Lennie is comfortable meaning that he is a superior and charming guy and even though he looks tenacious he 's the complete opposite. I know these things because in the book Lennie finds a mouse running around and he picks it up and starts playing with it, but George tells him to leave the mouse alone but he doesn’t want to let go because the mouse is comforting. This that Lennie has could mean comfort. Lennie is having the mouse and not letting go because he is soft could mean that it comforts Lennie and calms him down. This attribute affects the story because Lennie wouldn’t be the one in the story to start a fight or stand up for himself in any way nor he would let George do it because he’s too
In the novel Of Mice and Men dreams help take away the sensation of loneliness that is ever present in the book. This is because it connects everyone in the novel together. One way we can be sure of this is when Candy’s dog was shot and he was melancholy for a while before deciding to emotionally connect with the others on the ranch. This is evident when Other characters dreams matter to each other as well. This is shown at the end of the novel after Lennie’s life had been unfortunately ended and George was “broken” inside.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the most interesting idea that was presented is when George killed Lennie with the use of euthanasia. George and Lennie had each other and had always looked out for the best in each other. They both have traveled throughout the country and even when the going gets tough, they stay together. George even retains a dream of buying a farm for him and Lennie and living in their paradise. The ending to Of Mice and Men showed the great lengths that George would go to keep Lennie’s best interest in mind, while he shocked all readers that he was able to kill his best friend, George possibly did this for his own best interest.
One of the main characters was Candy. Candy is an old man who works at the ranch. He lost his hand in an accident while working and has a fake hand and receives money as compensation. And Candy's one true friend is his dog. Candy's dog is also old and useless and Carlson was having enough always telling him to take it outside because it smelled so bad and to also kill it because it's useless,.
b) The impossibility of the American dream The majority of characters from Of Mice and Men at one point during the story, dreamt of a better life. For Crooks, it was in the barn when he imagined himself hoeing on George and Lennie's farm. For Curley’s wife, it was to become a hollywood movie star. George, Lennie and Candy all fantasized a farm. What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character Lennie best exemplifies the trait of innocence. First, when Lennie and George were walking to the ranch, Lennie found a dead mouse which George made him get rid of. Lennie then said, “I wasn’t doin’ nothing bad with it George. Jus’ strokin’ it” (Steinbeck 9). This shows how Lennie likes childish things like soft textures and small animals.