In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy. The men in the bunkhouse where complaining about how bad the dog stunk so Carl said let me do it he won’t even feel a thing. Curly says, “ I had him since he was a pup though”(Steinbeck #44). Steinbeck is trying to show that because the dog has been with Curly all this time he is going to be lonely once Carlson kills him. Curley won’t have a person or a dog to wake up to and talk to or attend to the dog.
Riggs's Title People are never going to reach the American Dream. This is the opinion of author John Steinbeck, who felt as though poor people would never achieve the American Dream. In the book “Of Mice And Men” John Steinbeck writes a story about George and Lennie. George and Lennie are poor and they are trying to buy their house, but they fail. In, “Of Mice And Men”, John Steinbeck uses characterization and structure to communicate that being powerless means that you do not mean anything.
Of Mice and Men Persuasive Essay “ Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.“. In the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George, one of the main characters, has to kill his best friend- Lennie Small. He does this for a few different reasons. Killing his best friend was justified though, for one George and Lennie were always on the move because Lennie always messed up, two, in the end when Lennie messed up again, Curly was going to make him suffer for killing his wife and breaking his hand. Third, George had to kill Lennie because lennie would have done it again.
One night a new cat comes along and the previous incident reoccurs, despite the man not wanting it to happen. The man ends up killing his wife instead of the cat and promptly buries her in the basement wall. The cat, who jumped into the wall, starts to howl when the police arrive and gives the man away. The theme in both stories is that of good versus evil. Evil lurks in the hearts of all, and sometimes people act upon it.
And he has pets along the way however, all the animals he’s ever acquired, he’s strangled to death. “They was so little.. I’d pet em and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads and then they was dead” (Steinbeck 10). This is just another example of the predatory nature of humanity. He complains about how it was an accident because maybe in his simple mind, it was just a mishap. But are the mice deaths really an accident?
Often times people always have hopes, dreams or something/someone that is special to them but at times when problems arise with these certain things, they tend to let go of them. The first instance in Of Mice of Men that shows the theme of letting go is when Candy had to let go of his dog because it was getting old. Candy’s dog had no use anymore and was starting to smell. Carlson kept say that the dog needed to be shot but Candy didn’t say yes until Slim agreed too. Candy ended up letting them shoot his dog, “he led the dog out into the darkness...a shot sounded in the distance...”(Steinbeck 48-49).
The reason being, Burns was ploughing in the fields and accidentally destroyed a mouse’s nest. In one of the poems stanzas, Burns says, “But mouse-friend, you are not alone in proving foresight may be vein: the best-laid schemes of Mice and Men go aft awry, and leave us only grief and pain for promised joy.” This is where the book, Of Mice And Men, got its title. It’s saying that no matter what happens, humans never end up happy. That they can’t have nice things because they always get destroyed. This is what the mice really represent in this book.
Lennie loves all of the little mice he finds but whenever he is allowed to hold one, he kills it accidentally with his strong grip. "I’d pet ‘em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead—because they was so little”(Steinbeck 10) .Though Lennie never intends to hurt a soul, he continually kills tiny mice over and over again. Throughout the book this symbolizes that death is an act he commits, even though they are only little
Lennie kills the puppy as he as done before with animals such as mice. Not on purpose of course but because he doesn’t know his own strength. The death of the puppy is a parallel for the fate that awaits him later. Like the Puppy he is innocent and unaware of the things around him that could potentially hurt him. Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie.
The story “Of Mice and Men” starts with two men - George & Lennie - in the woods complaining about their bus driver. Turns out these two have been running from their past where Lennie was accused of some bad things. After working on the ranch a couple of days Lennie does something bad again and gets killed by George. In all relationships, something is gained or lost in order for something else to be gained or lost. There are a total of three types of symbiosis relationships mentioned in this novella such as: parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism.