The beginning of the novel starts out with a description of the area that George and Lennie will be staying the night. Likewise, with George and Lennie walking to the new ranch rambling about how upset they are that they now have to abandon Weeds and go somewhere new because of another one of Lennie’s incidents. They discuss how annoying it is that the bus driver said that they would only need to walk a couple miles up the road when in reality they walked a great deal. However, the movie commences with a lady in red frantically running in a field and a bunch of men on horses (police) chasing after George and Lennie. George and Lennie then hide in an irrigation riverside until the police go away.
Their american dream stays as that just a dream, since the limitation of their a complex world make it to hard to be able to fulfil this goal. They did tryed but at the very end George accepted his fate as it is. Both George and Lennie tried as hard as they could to live a good and honorable life dealing with whatever the context around of them was, they help each other in their own way. George looked after
In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, George is faced with the strenuous decision of whether or not to euthanize his close companion, Lennie. Ultimately, George shot Lennie in the back of his head. But was he justified? Though some might say it is always wrong to kill someone, in this situation it could be justified because Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn't, Lennie’s disability would have continued to cause problems, and George
Candy first talked about Lennie when he killed Curley's wife. ¨He is such a nice fella. I did not think he'd do nothing like this¨ (95). Handicapped or not, people never expected Lennie to kill anyone. Candy also indirectly talked about Lennie when Candy stayed with Curley's wife after she died.
Both Lennie and George have a similar idea of what they want for their American dream and that is to someday owning a farm. If they achieve this it would offer protection and financial care. Crooks tells them that they won’t be able to achieve their American dream and this ends up being true for them. Lennie explains their dream and says " 'Well, ' said George, 'we 'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we 'll just say the hell with going ' to work, and we 'll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an ' listen to the rain coming ' down on the roof... '" (Steinbeck 15).
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
In order to save Lennie from being attacked, George makes them both escape from the town. Georges attempts to keep Lennie are almost impossible since he is constantly having to correct Lennie’s mistakes. Leading to their arrival at the
It is achieved through sacrifice, risk and hard work (Investopedia.com). Different people view the American dream in different ways, for example some people dream of having a good job, and some people dream of having a family and being independent. However the American dream is a concept that was made during The Great Depression in the 1930’s which made it very hard to accomplish many things since people did not have jobs. In the novel Of Mice and Men the main protagonists George and Lennie have a dream “Someday-we’re gonna get the jack together we’re gonna have a little house… an’ live off the fetta of the lan’ ”(Steinbeck ,16) this shows that people at that time wanted to be independent. However Lennie gets killed by George at the end and their dream was never accomplished.
In the novel Of Mice and Men both Curley 's Wife and Lennie die tragic deaths. Curley’s wife was strangled while her husband was off playing games. Lennie the man who accidentally killed Curley’s wife knew Curley would be made and come after him, so he ran. When George sees what Lennie has done he is distraught. He knows what the other men are going to do to him.
In the first scene we see it as a place of hope, where the boys are able to rest and talk about their plans of the future. The end of the novel presents the lake as a place of false hope. Lennie is led to believe that if he meets George there that they will be able to move onto the next job and everything will be okay, but meeting George there actually leads to his death. The lake was a place of hope for Lennie, a safe place. The lake could in reality have stood for a false hope or an honest sense of hope throughout the whole novel.