To be our brothers and sisters keeper means that we have to watch out for them and care about even if it 's not our favorite thing to do but we do it because we care about them.John Steinbeck wrote this book in 1937, The book is about two farmers who had dreams of having their own farms and one of the characters named george looks out for Lennie because he has a mental disability. He wrote the book to show that if you are your brothers keeper you will do what 's best for them. A brother 's keeper watch out for them, does what 's best for them, and it 's part of their responsibility because we care for them. First, A brother’s keeper is always watching out for them. For example “ With us it aint like.
He felt as though he owed Zeena, his marriage is somewhat forced and it made him feel even more removed from happiness. “At the same time, each abhors silence–Ethan, particularly, had asked Zeena to marry him to escape his mother 's silence” (Wright 2). When his mother passed, he didn’t like how quiet it was living alone so he proposed. He mentioned to Mattie that he loved nature but didn’t want to be a farmer, what kept him in Starkfield was Zeena. He gave up his dream job as an engineer and plans to watch over the farm.
Some Critics said that his work was “considered in the literary tradition of Social Realism” and “usually economic” (“Of Mice” 253). The works main characters consisted of George and Lennie two men traveling town to town looking for whatever job they could find on a ranch or farm. In the beginning Lennie is implied to be slower than George, and George has to take care of him. Plus, John steinbeck focuses on the life that George and Lennie had before they found work “bagging barley”(“Mice” 253). The novel mentions George and Lennie 's brief stay in Weed another town they were working in.
One of the things that is always at the forefront of Cross 's mind is his unrequited love for Martha. With his love fro Martha come along fantasies, which take his mind off of the war and what 's going on around him. He thinks that because of his love for Martha, it distracted him just long enough for something serious to happen. After Lavender 's death, he tries to recollect his mind by promising himself that he would stop thinking about Martha by burning her letters and pictures that he owns. By doing this he takes the blame for the death of one of his brothers.
Likewise, when they are by the brookside, it is confessed Hester “still so passionately” loves Dimmesdale. Because of these devoted feelings, Hester affirms it is her duty to remain in the town until Dimmesdale can accept his ignominy. Moreover, only after he accepts his ignominy and dies does Hester finally leave the town. It may be believed Hester made the wrong decision by staying in the town, but had she left, the identity of Pearl’s father may not have been exposed. Indeed, it is when Dimmesdale glimpses Hester and Pearl in front of the scaffold that he is prepared to show everyone the
Think about someone who can be shy at times, but can also be outgoing and protective over certain things. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two friends who take jobs on a farm to earn money so they can buy their own farm. Lennie has a mental disorder, but no one knows about it other than George, who protects him. Lennie gets excited easily, so to try to stay calm he likes to pet soft things. One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft.
This conclusion cannot be drawn directly, but George’s words during Lennie’s final moments imply that George did not kill his best friend for malicious reasons. George lets Lennie know that he’s “‘... never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know’” (Steinbeck 106). After all the anger that George has shown towards Lennie, he utters these words now so Lennie can die with a sense of peace. George does not want to pull the trigger, but he knows that the further consequences of Lennie’s actions will only worsen.
The American Dream The American dream is the desire of all most all the characters in the novella Of Mice and Men. This is shown in many ways in many kinds of dreams whether it be becoming Rich and famous or just having the means to survive on their own each character has their own American dream. The first example of the american dream would be George 's dream. George wanted nothing more than to own his own farm and survive off of the land with Lennie which is shown in this quote “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof ...” (Steinbeck 16 )Though this we
He di’nt know what he was doin’’” (98). This is just one instance where George is trying to protect Lennie. George just wants Lennie to be happy throughout his whole life. However, this does seem like George is trying ti protect Lennie, George wants to kill Lennie himself to be rid of all his problems. In chapter five, George agrees with Slim that Lennie should die.
It all started when he passes out on the way to the dentist because he is scared. Later that night he decides to go back and have a tooth pulled out to show that he is brave and not scared. After he forces the dentist to pull his tooth he keeps it and shows his squad members to prove that he isn't afraid and is willing to fight. A third example of the theme in the book talks about squad member Norman Bowker. Before he left for war his father told him to come home with all possible metals.
Gradually as, Tom lives his life he see how his parents’ approval came with a cost. When Tom finally had it with himself for killing his sister by accident, he thought of committing suicide, but the thought of,” ….Liza’s disapproval. She could make anyone suffer if she disapproved” (Steinbeck 408). Just the thought of his mother reminds him of the days how his mother can disapprove of him causing him great pain. The same pain that it took him to get an approval from her is the pain that he has to face with the consequences of his actions.
However, because of his loyalty to Lennie, he chooses to help Lennie escape from the town of Weed. Lennie needs the help of George to survive. George has to make the sacrifice that he does. After that Lennie kills Curley’s wife, George knows that he can not do anything for Lennie now. Someone will eventually kill Lennie.
Lennie could not help himself because of his mental disability. George loved Lennie and would always keep him safe and protect him as much as he could. George wanted him to die happy so he killed him with his own hands instead of someone else doing it because he cared about Lennie. George made the right decision and it was the right thing to do. Slim had explained how he should not feel guilty of what he did, because it was for the best.
Work can keep people away from evil and help them avoid boredom or distress. This idea is suggested in the beginning of the story when Cacambo leaves Candide. For instance, the narrator says, “Cacambo…was in despair at leaving a good master who had become his intimate friend; but the pleasure of being useful to him overcame the grief of leaving him” (Voltaire, 63). In this instance, practical work lets Cacambo avoid the unwanted feeling of misery. Moreover, by the end of the story, this is idea is completely developed and is mentioned subtly nearby Candide’s farm when a Turk farmer says, “I have only twenty acres…I cultivate them with my children; and work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice, and need” (Voltaire, 107).
Slim and George walk into the bunkhouse together and George thanks Slim for Lennie’s new puppy. Slim comments on Lennie’s ability to work hard and mentions that it is obvious Lennie is not too bright. Slim then asks why Lennie and George go around together because most of the ranch hands he has seen are always alone and “never seem to give a damn about nobody”. Feeling comfortable with Slim, George explains that he knew Lennie 's aunt. After her death, Lennie just naturally began staying with George and following him around.