Of Mice And Men Hope Analysis

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Writer Abraham Miller in his book Unmoral Maxims writes “A man begins to die when he ceases to expect anything from tomorrow.” The death of a man is not only defined by when he takes his last breath, but the moment that he gives up everything he had, everything he was, and all the hope that was left in his heart. This unfortunate tragedy is one that was met by the character George Milton from the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck. The hope that George had was not located within him; it was located within his mentally disabled travel companion Lennie Small. Throughout the book George shows how his reliance on Lennie allows him to hope for their paradise, and how, without that hope he has truly begun to dye for the first time. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck contains the story about how without the continuation of hope one will truly be dying. To begin, the theme of hope is show early with George and Lennie's paradise, a place that George always tells Lennie about. A place with a windmill and a little old house. Where there are pigs and chickens and rabbits. Where there is an orchard filled with all kinds of good things: cherries, apples, peaches, nuts, and berries. A place that George does not fully believe they will get to, but a place he knows exists. When they get to the farm they meet…show more content…
Over the course of this book, characters gain and lose hope, from Candy losing his dog and with him his hope, to George getting convinced that they will make it to their paradise only to throw it away when he loses Lennie. With these tragedies these men lost sight of tomorrow. Therefore they have begun their first death, but where there is hope there is not only the capability to continue on after tragedies like these occur, but also the mindset it takes to heal the pain that comes after overcoming difficult
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