Of Mice and Men: A Classic and Striking Story The book is about two displaced ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Small, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. This novella is written by the famous author John Steinbeck. It is a type of story where it fills your hope at the start, but at the end shatters it, which makes it a classic and striking story. At first, “Of Mice and Me” is a story that fills you with hope because the two main characters in the story, George and Lennie, had a huge dream in having their own ranch.
When asked what someone wants in a friend, a typical response would be loyalty. Best friends can not have a long term relationship without loyalty to one another, so people look for loyalty in a friend. However, loyalty comes with a cost. There are consequences of being loyal to others, like selflessness, devotion to the friendship, and more. Throughout Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loyalty to others causes significant consequences because it can either result in harming oneself from selflessness, or abrupt betrayal.
In Of Mice and Men, George demonstrates that you can be friends with who ever you want which can make unique friendship and being open minded, because he has a friend that has trouble controlling himself, but George still continued to help him and stay beside him. The story takes back in the day during the American great depression and people struggles to live in America. The two main characters in the story are George who is the sharp eyed hard worker and Lennie who is handicapped and has bad control of himself. George and Lennie are searching for work and Lennie who happens to cause trouble for George which gets in George’s way a lot and because of Lennie they had to leave the town, because they were interviewing job with the manager
While settling down for the night near a pool of water as George and Lennie embark on their journey to their new jobs, Lennie sulks as George takes away Lennie’s deceased mouse from his pocket. After his separation from the rat, George and Lennie reveal in a conversation how Lennie was known for killing mice quickly because of his brute strength and love for feeling soft things. Even though Lennie is known for his frequent killing of mice, this motif shows how Lennie does not intend to be violent. Instead, he reacts to the mice out of fear and surprise and accidentally kills them in the process. Demonstrating how Lennie is unaware of his strength and simply years to be able to pet his mice.
Foreshadowing means to show or indicate beforehand, and in the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, foreshadowing plays a major role in the storyline. Many events in the story foreshadow things that later happen, and once they do, the relationships between the events are very clear. Of Mice and Men follows the lives of George Milton and Lennie Small after they have run away from a town named Weed because of a situation Lennie had with a girl. George and Lennie work as migrant workers traveling together to different ranches in order to make money. A big part of the George and Lennie’s lives is the dream that they share: to make enough money and buy their own ranch and be able to grow crops and raise animals.
Of Mice and Men takes place on a ranch by the Salinas River on the coast of California during the Great Depression. Lennie Small and George Milton are two migrant workers who travel from job to job together. They have been best friends since they were young, and their traveling together makes them stick out from the crowd of other migrant workers. When George and Lennie arrive at the ranch for their new job, they meet the boss; his son, Curley; Curley’s wife; and Carlson, Slim, and Candy, the other workers on the ranch. Lennie has a very simple, childlike mind, which often gets him into trouble.
John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men portrays the lives of two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. They are migrant workers living in the Great Depression. Lennie and George work very hard to achieve their aspiration of a better life, but in the end they both die. S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders depict the life of indigent Ponyboy Curtis, who learns to “stay gold” through the death of two members of his gang, Johnny Cade and Dallas (Dally) Winston and a member of the rival gang, Bob Sheldon. There are three major deaths in the books Of Mice and Men and The Outsiders.
Relationships between two friends that have known each other for years is what always make a book interesting. In the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, Lennie and george have this type of relation. Lennie and George are two friends who have known each other for a long time and get along fairly well. Despite having some discussions due to Lennie simpleness, they love each other and dream of sharing a house with rabbits. They care a lot for each other as shown in the following quote.
The friendship between George and Lennie in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is illustrated as one that is strong and enduring which is not expected of men during the time the book sets. By looking at George and Lennie’s friendship, one can see that they both envision a future that includes both of them and fail to see one without the other. By opposing the themes of friendship and loneliness, Steinbeck creates an example of a friendship that is doomed to end with the use of foreshadowing in the final stages of the
This novel talks about the life in America during those times back in 1937 how many people struggled to live. Many people during those days lost their jobs. There was no welfare state or unemployment benefit. Disabled or old people had to depend on their families or charity and keep working for as long as they could. Everyone was so competitive in order to get a job.