Literary Analysis Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck creates the image of two workers trying to achieve their “Dream Farm” in Mice and Men. In the novel, the two workers George and Lennie have to overcome obstacles. Lennie’s disability hinders his memory. The two workers rely on each other as they travel through California.
It is at about this point where George has made his final decisions on what he will do for Lennie and himself. Very quickly, people figure out that it’s Lennie so they make a run for the creek. Surprisingly, Slim decides to join the two and help them escape the angry mob chasing them.
Of Mice of Men is an allegory about the Great Depression which follows two men, Lennie and George, who have a dream of owning their own farm with rabbits. The book shows the difficulties Lennie and George faced to
His actions without thought end with him getting shot and him shooting and killing his brother. If he would have thought before he did things he would still have a brother. In “The Sniper”, O’Flaherty made the theme action without thought very evident by using description and
“The sniper look at his enemy falling, underline and shuttered. The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper.
“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/ gang aft agley,” (Burns 38). This precise verse from the poem “To a Mouse” inspired John Steinbeck to compose the widely-known novel Of Mice and Men. This book depicts the story of a clever man named George and his faithful yet mentally disabled companion, Lennie, working on a Californian ranch during the Great Depression. The two have an American Dream of owning their own farm, but this is all shattered when Lennie unintentionally murders the boss’ daughter-in-law. In order to protect his closest friend from a most terrible and cruel death sentenced to him by society, George shoots Lennie humanely.
However, several times in the novel Lennie uses violence to solve his problems because he does not know what else to do. Unfortunately, his actions have consequences, the most crucial being when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife, which culminates in Lennie's own death. George also solves his problems with violence; his solution to the death of Curley’s wife is to kill Lennie himself. He believes that if he just kills Lennie his problem will be solved. However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it.
Once he’s gone, so is the dream. The irony is the two men worked so hard yet they never accomplished their dream. Once Lennie is killed, the dream is completely over. George told Lennie about the dream for comfort, security, and a reminder to survive. In Of Mice and Men, characterization, conflict, and irony all show the difficulty in reaching George and Lennie’s goal.
As Lennie is a mentally slower but physically strong and George is intelligent but physically weaker, they benefit off of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men reveals the harmful psychological effects that alienation, whether it is self alienation or forced alienation, may generate through the characterization of Curleyś wife, Crooks, and Candy. Like many of the other characters, Crooks is forced into isolation. Crooks experiences force alienation from his fellow workers on the ranch, causing him to become obscure and astringent.
Crooks understanding that this may be his only chance at being happy offers to provide and care for the chickens on lennie and george's farm. George accepts crooks offer and agrees to let him in on the dream farm changing their plans for the better. A final example of the theme of OMM becomes evident in the final portion of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men when Lennie makes a mistake that would change the plans in the most ill of ways
Lennie runs back to the pool of the Salinas River that George had set for a meeting spot just in case they where in trouble. The men back at the ranch discover the tragedy that happened and rallied up to find Lennie and kill him. George joins Lennie and tells the story of the land they will have together. When George hears the sound of the men coming he grabs the gun from his pocket and shots Lennie in the back of the head. George tells the men that he wrestled Lennie and grabbed the gun from him and shot him, but only Slim knew the truth.
Then all the guys went looking for Lennie. George lied and said he went South. In chapter 6, Lennie had two hallucinations; about his Aunt Clara was scolding him about how he treats George and the Rabbit said if Lennie was to have rabbits they would die. Next, George found Lennie in the brush by the river so he went over and talked to Lennie about the dream to distract him.
In the play Antigone, pride plays as Creon’s hamartia. Creon’s pride leads him to make decisions he wishes he could take back, makes him do many things that he does not actually want to do, and losing many of his loved ones Creon’s pride leads him to do make many decisions that he later wishes he did not make and could take back. Soon after Creon finds out that his wife and son have died, he says, “