All that Lennie wanted was to feel the animals soft fur, but ends up doing terrible things. At the end of the book the same thing happens with Curley’s wife, and ultimately Lennie. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie kills a series of animals, foreshadowing the death of Curley’s wife. The first grim sign occurred early in the novel. The two friends are just arriving at their camp by the river, and George notices something strange in
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.
Also, Lennie was the nicest ,and sweetest person you would ever meet he didn’t ever want or mean to hurt anyone. Although many people may say that he needs to pay for what he has done, these people did not take into account that Lennie is a slower than a grown male should be. Another topic that will be discussed
“If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story. Also, Lennie kills his puppy. Lennie says,”Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.” He kills something bigger and right after, curley’s wife comes into the barn hinting that something bad will happen. These show how Steinbeck uses foreshadowing in the story.
To enumerate, some employees are marginalized by their bosses that they are treated as if they were rodents, mice in this case. In the beginning of the book, Lennie divulges his obsession with petting mice, dead ones in addition, which puts emphasis of the title. Lennie, being the benevolent person he is, treats everyone equally with care. He cares for animals, but his penchant of caring for mice leads to how he cares for workers that are treated insignificantly. Therefore, the title “Of Mice and Men” is symbolic for how employees are treated like animals during the Great Depression.
His father went about his everyday duties quietly, never asking for anything in return. The great sacrifices that the father made for his son proves how much he loved him. The speaker lastly admits that he did not "know of love 's lonely and austere offices" (870). Unfortunately, he realized this a little too late like many
It is with our deepest heartfelt sympathies and love to the Blume Family we offer our respect and honor the loss of Brent. In gratitude for his spirit I want to share a story about Brent. Brad’s best childhood friend was Brent Wade Blume. They had their standard childhood playdates and Brent was very important to Brad. I remember Brent was stung by an asp in our backyard and Brad and I immediately went and bought to chickens to keep in the backyard so that they would eat all the asps and so that Brent would never be stung again.
George consciously makes the decision to place the focus of Lennie’s mind on thing that Lennie desired most. George placed Lennie’s mind on the farm with the trees, the field of alfalfa, and most importantly the rabbits that Lennie would tend to. Lennie mentions numerous times, “I get to tend to the rabbits,” this dream of Lennie’s is the only thing that Lennie truly enjoys. George allows Lennie to relish in this dream one last time to let him enjoy his last moments of his life. When George and Lennie are still talking before Lennie is killed, Lennie says, “le’s do it now.