The protesters want change like the citizens of California want water during a drought. The issue of not getting paid enough to have a stable living environment has been going on for decades. In the reading The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck tells a detailed story about a family, the Joad’s, that moved out west to California for a better life. The downfall was that the life they were striving toward didn’t turn out how they expected. The Joad’s expected there to be work when they arrived in California but upon arrival, they quickly found that there were fewer jobs available.
Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George. Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel.
“Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to loyalty” Taylor Lautner. This relates to the novel by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men by showing that two men that are honest with each other will have loyalty in their friendship. George was loyal to Lennie even after all of the scandalous acts, Curley wanted to make sure his wife is safe and another significant example is Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend. These three examples show that friends should be loyal to the extent that they do not inflict unnecessary suffering like Georges tolerance for Lennie, Curley's allegiance to his wife and Candy’s devotion for his dog.
The author wanted his readers to grasp the idea that shame and ridicule will force someone into loneliness and isolation. For example, when Lennie believed that George did not want the burden of always having him around, he thought about going off and living in a “cave”(12). The cave represents the simple and isolated lifestyle that Lennie dreamed about. Even when he and George were dreaming about their future together, Lennie always wanted a “little house” where just he and George could live alone and not having any contact with the outside world because they would “live fatta the lan”(14). This may have been a result of the people, in previous town that Lennie lived in, chasing him away because Lennie reacted to a problem in a way different
They don’t belong in no place. They come to a ranch an’ work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they’re pounding in’ their tail on some other ranch. They ain’t got nothing to look ahead to” (Steinbeck 13-14). This fits it’s era well because during this time, many men traveled around working
He felt that his marriage to Praskovya was the “right thing [to do]” and provided him with “personal satisfaction” (747). Like all people who pursue happiness, Ivan fought through several unhappy periods during his life. After the birth of his first child, Praskovya became very jealous. Even so, Ivan was determined to pursue happiness and disregarded his wife’s unpleasantness. He “continued to live in his usual easy and pleasant way” (749).
The main characters George Milton and Lennie Small have a dream about one day living alone on their own piece of property. Lennie is not a bright man, he has some metal issues and the two were run out of town because of it. Nevertheless the two won’t give up their hopes and dreams of one day living by themselves. A area were Steinbeck shows powerlessness is when Lennie and George go in for a job interview and the women questions Lennie because of his disability. “Oh I aint sayin he bright.
For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects. In addition, McCandless thought he could found the solution to his frustration with the adultery of his father, and found the true happiness for his life through escaping into the wild. Chris McCandless endangered his life many times in this adventure, and perhaps he was trying to find the happiness of the life through risking his life. He highlighted passages that he felt a strong connection to. McCandless highlighted one of the passage in the book “Family Happiness” by Leo Tolstoy.
Crooks’ dialogue shows us the effects of solitude as seen by Steinbeck. Not allowed in the bunkhouse, Crooks must live out in the barn alone, woeful and isolated. "They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I'm black... They say I stink (Steinbeck 68)." This quote suggests that although he will not acknowledge it, he desires to be with everybody else and to have people who understand him.
Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks. This lack of compassion has made Crooks very lonely and isolated. When Lennie visits Crooks, he is talking to Lennie about how he is always alone or lonely and says, “I was talkin’ about myself. A guy sets out here alone at night..” (71). He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair.
He has won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (298). Even though he is crying, the tears he sheds are tears of joy because he finally sees what he has been missing. Winston gains peace and acceptance that the government controls him. Both Wade and Winston gain something at the end of each book.