In the story mice of men by John Steinbeck was about two people named George and Lennie which are the main characters throughout this story. They seem to have a lot of trouble to keeping a job. They find a job and it was going well at first they were keeping their heads low not getting into any trouble. This was going well until they got themselves into a sticky situation and a very hard situation had to be made. John Steinbeck showed us that brotherhood/ friendship is very important and that some people are closer to you and are always there for you, also he shows that some people are really your friends and will do anything to protect you.
George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions. For example, there was once a mouse in his pocket and one time, a puppy with him on his bunk (43). George does a good job of protecting Lennie when needed. For example, George knew Curley’s wife was going to cause trouble, so he warned Lennie to not talk to her (32). The accident involving Curley’s wife was Lennie’s fault for not listening to George and behaving as he did.
The book Of Mice and Men by George Steinbeck is a book about two men who try to work hard in order to achieve their own version of the “American Dream”. One character is Lennie, who just dreams of having land of his own, is not able to have his dream due to his childlike demeanor, his friendship with his friend George, and his social class. Lennie has a very childlike-demeanor which is almost a good thing however, this almost disables his working ability. “Oh! I ain’t saying he’s bright.
Seeing how Lennie was treated throughout the book, the unfortunate circumstances both men are thrust into, and the incredibly morose ending left me feeling utterly stunned and hopeless. The beginning of the book introduced us to the two main characters, George and Lennie, and I immediately took a fondness towards Lennie due to his sweet and childlike disposition. George, on the other hand, was the more cynical of the two and did not appeal to me as much as Lennie did. The middle of the book was eventful and the plot was well developed and structured throughout the book. However, the ending made me question the difference between right and wrong and ponder what tough love really is.
Ultimately, Lennie, the one who is mentally handicapped, makes George’s dream very difficult and Lennie is actually the biggest obstacle for achieving it. (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/o/of-mice-and-men/of-mice-and-men-at-a-glance) George and Lennie are friends in search of work. They dream of owning a farm but are held back by Lennie’s childlike mentality and fetish for soft things. They find work on a ranch in Soledad, California. Then we meet Curley, a man with anger and jealousy issues.
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.
Since Macbeth couldn’t get his eyes back on the road, he just kept killing and killing until he was killed himself. In the book Of Mice of Men, Lennie is the one who can’t keep his eyes on the road and George is the one who tries to keep Lennie from being fed. George knows that Lennie is very attracted to soft things, so he tries to keep Lennie away from all soft things that he shouldn’t be touching. Lennie is the bear that can’t be fed because when Lennie finds something soft that he likes, he won’t let go and that becomes a big issue, which leads into Lennie not keeping his eyes on the road. Lennie knows that he has to
Society and Morality as Obstacles to the Human Desire The social and moral concerns placed on individual desire restraints our way of life and don’t let us live our human desire. Through the analysis of characterization and conflict one can determine a common theme which is that social and moral concerns prohibit a human from chasing their desires. In the novel Of Mice and men, Slim is the only characters who seem to be at peace with himself, highly skilled mule driver and knowledge person. “Slim-ism”, “why more men don’t travel around together and speculate that maybe it’s because everyone is scared of everyone else and don’t appreciate their friendship.” George’s small, wiry, quick-witted man and care taking of Lennie. Lennie’s bigger, lumbering, childlike migrant worker with mild mental disability.
Lennie is a loveable dope character in every sense of the word; he lacks the intelligence to fend for himself and very heavily depends on George. His behavior and attitude toward life directly mimic that of a child 's. George is constantly conflicted in his opinion of Lennie, on one hand, he understands Lennie’s disabilities and cares for him like a brother. However, Lennie’s tendency to get in trouble is a huge burden on George. The relationship between the two reaches a boiling point after Lennie inadvertently kills the wife of the boss’s son, Curley, in the farm they had worked in for a few weeks.
By being so greedy, only caring about his opinions, beating his wife for saying things he disagreed with, and not accepting any offers the jewelry stores were offering brought him bad luck. Also, by caring about his family 's future, not present life distracted him and made him into a bad man. In my opinion, this book teaches lots of useful lessons and everyone should take in