His behaviour and mindset following the revelation that his dream is no longer obtainable clearly indicate that George no longer believes in his dream, he has acknowledged the fact that his dream is no longer attainable. When George discovers that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, he ignores Candy’s pleas to maintain hope that their dream can come true, rather he begins to envision himself living the life of a lonely migrant farm worker. A quote that illustrates this belief can be found on page 93 where George states “I’ll work my month an’ I’ll take my fifty bucks an’ I’ll stay all night in some lousy cat house. Or I’ll set in some pool room till ever’body goes home. An’ then I’ll come back an’ work another month an’ I’ll have fifty bucks more.” Here John Steinbeck uses repetition to make it abundantly clear to the reader that George has forsaken his dream, and chosen to become the lonely farm worker he once felt empathy towards.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Lennie is oppressed for having a mental disability. Many people take advantage of him for his lack of intelligence, including George. When George explains to Slim how he knows Lennie, he mentions how he used to play jokes on Lennie for being so slow. He says, “‘Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself. But he was too dumb to even know he had a joke played on him.
How would you feel if someone you knew had a mental disability and depended on you for everything? John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men centers around two men living in California who work in fields bucking barley in what is assumed to be the 1920’s. Lennie has a mental disability and depends on his companion George for almost everything. Although George gives guidance to Lennie and tries to help him live a normal and happy life, George is more of an angry tyrant to Lennie. To begin, George can be called temperamental because he is often found getting mad with Lennie and yelling at him as if he is a child.
It was more commonly inferred. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, indicators such as the way Lennie behaves, the way Lennie communicates, and the way other characters had perceived Lennie will show why it is known that Lennie is retarded. The first method that Steinbeck guides the readers to believe that Lennie is retarded is how Lennie communicates and what he says. Throughout the novel, Lennie uses very childlike phrases. When Lennie takes a puppy out of his litter and George finds out, he uses one of these childlike phrases.
Having to let go of someone you love is one of the hardest things to do. Killing a loved one is on a complete different level of difficulty. Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, shows examples of having to let go, and gives some reasons why a person might even kill someone they love. Candy (a old worker on the farm) is forced by others, to let them take the dog that he has had since it was a puppy, and kill him. George (a migrant worker) is also influenced by others to let go of the only friend, and the only person he has in his life, Lennie (a man with a learning disability who works with George, and George has taken care of for a long time).
Curly is attacked by one dog, and as soon as she goes down, a group of other huskies pounce on her and kill her. Buck, who has never had experience with such brutality, is shocked by this behavior, and “the scene often came back to Buck to haunt him in his sleep” (London, 5). When no one else is bothered by the unfairness of death, Buck realizes “that was the way. No fair play. Once down, that was the end of you” (London, 5).
He continues with killing small animals every time he pets them because of his size. Now he has killed a puppy and worried about what George will do. He doesn’t want
Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me.’” (Steinbeck 68). The author indirectly shows that Crooks is hurt, and has had a rough childhood and has been through a lot. A person’s dreams and aspirations can tell a lot about a person in general. Steinbeck shows this side of Crooks to add depth and feeling to the
One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him. As one reads this book, he/she will start to realize that Candy longs for a home, one with people who not only respect him, but care for him as well. And when he hears about George and Lennie’s farm idea, he thinks he’s finally found what he’s always wanted. But when Goerge Takes that fateful shot on Lennies skull, it ruins Candy’s dreams too. He comes to the realization that his dreams will never come true after this major
In the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, the protagonist Holden Caulfield demonstrates his unusual behaviour. The narrator introduces the story of an emotionally damaged teenager whose suspicions and personal issues prevent him from being “normal” in a society full of phonies that he does not seem to get along with. It becomes clear that Holden has clouded judgement as he rides an emotional rollercoaster of mood swings with the people he likes, and dislikes. Therefore, it becomes obvious that some of his personal flaws include his distrust, depression, and unreasonable attitudes and thoughts are based on his underlying emotional problems. Holden Caulfield has a variety psychological problems, such as his skepticism, depressive behaviour, and
Lennie is happy in the beginning because he has George and he believes in his dream of having a farm with a lot of rabbits in different colours, but George is letting down Lennie cause he 's always putting him in trouble so Lennie is alone. He 's trying to make friends with the puppies and the mice but he ends up killing them "That mouse ain 't fresh, Lennie; and besides you 've broke it pettin it ." ~ George  and so he end up lonely, when he wants to go to the bunk house, the men 's
Everybody makes a mistake for example, a kid named Julian from “Wonder” written by R.J. Palacio. Julian made a big mistake, but he doesn’t realize it was a big deal. Julian is not a good role model that kids would look up to. First of all, Julian is really sneaky. Julian is also 2 faced.
Piggy shows he is scared that they are stuck on the island on their own with no adults. You can tell Piggy is scared by the tone of his voice when he replied to Ralph. Thus, showing that Piggy wasn’t the bravest out of all the other boys. Here 's an example of Piggy’s character transforming. In the book Jack is always making fun of Piggy.
In John Steinbeck’s dynamic novel Of Mice and Men, the challenged Lennie’s harmless intentions results in heinous acts due to his decline in mentality and inability to control his own immense strength. In the beginning, Lennie’s simple love of soft things causes inconsequential incidents that quickly escalate into more severe offenses as the story progresses. By the end of the novel, Lennie’s uncontrollable strength and mental deficits leads him to commit unintended manslaughter. Stories of Lennie’s childhood show that from the beginning Lennie has enjoyed petting soft things but becomes hindered by his unmanageable physical power and child-like mind. George’s retelling of his and Lennie’s long ago past reveals Lennie’s Aunt Clara has given him soft things to stroke like a square of velvet and mice.