Gascoigne utilizes the image of a small animal, mouse, and an insect, fly, to convey the speaker’s innocence and vulnerability. He, like “The mouse which once hath broken out of trap,” (5) was trapped and harmed. This analogy reveals the trust that was given and lost to a “trustless bait” in both situations. Consequently, the man has never recovered and is fearful of a replication of the tragedy. This is seen in line 7 “But lies aloof for fear of more mishap.” The imagery of this mouse shows the pain of the speaker and his reluctance to go back to the deceptive and harmful woman.
In Of Mice and Men, George is one of the characters who lost hope to his friend Lennie, through the actions/troubles Lennie had made. It is also shown in the book with other character 's actions. George is Lennie 's best friend who lost hope on Lennie because Lennie keep on getting in trouble. Lennie is a big, muscular man, but he is also unintelligent and irresponsible. He always gets in trouble because he likes to pet soft things, and when he do, he can 't stop petting it.
“Candy looked unhappily, he said softly. No I couldn’t do that. I had him too long” Candy could not kill his dog, and he was sad when they told him that it was time to shoot your dog, it might be a dog to them but it was more than a dog to him, it was his friend. Candy did not want to feel lonely, he was so used to him (the dog) that if he left, he won’t be able to survive, “Candy threw his legs off the bunk. He scratched the white stubble whiskers on his cheeks nervously.
Another way that Steinbeck leads up to Lennie’s death is when Candy’s dog gets shot by Carlson. It is undeniable that candy loves his dog. Yet when he does not or cannot defend the dog from the public pressure of killing it, Candy feels that he has subverted an ethical understanding that it is best to the relationship he shares with the dog. The ‘silence’ that Steinbeck uses when the dog is taken outside, helped to bring out how Candy feels helpless and responsible for the condition of someone that he loves. This paradox leads George to the conclusion that he cannot allow anyone else to kill Lennie.
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.
The lack of concern or seriousness with which Lennie says the mouse is dead indicates he does not understand the severity of death. George is aware that Lennie killed the mouse by crushing it with his large hands, but Lennie himself is not, exemplifying Lennie’s innocence. Lennie trusts George to condone his behavior, and let him cling onto the mouse even though it is dead, just as people held onto improbable expectations during the Great
Historically, cats have always been afraid of dogs. Even if the dog chases and captures the cat, the cat is not killed. This is why I feel dogs chase cats for the thrill of the hunt. But I am not focusing on the idea of cats standing up for themselves, I am focusing on the metaphor it stands for. Yes, I believe cats shouldn’t be afraid of dogs because it’s the normal thing to do, but the real meaning behind this is that people shouldn’t look at their opponent as an immortal god, incapable of being defeated, they should look at the weaknesses and the way to bring them down.
Those are examples of bumps on the road. Of Mice and Men shows that a person’s actions may not always coincide with their intentions. The first example of actions not matching their intentions is how Curley’s efforts to show affection always give him the opposite outcome of what he wanted. Curley’s wife
For that reason, Charlie was determined to commence with the operation and willing to overlook what risks he was aware of and unable to examine those he was unaware of. The doctors exploited Charlie’s loneliness and desperation and made him feel like being chosen was an honor, whereas they were conscious of the dire consequences. They performed the same surgery that doomed countless mice on Charlie with complete disregard for his life, as if he were just another mouse. The doctors’ pretense was to cure man kind of lower-level brain function in people like Charlie. However, the doctors’ true motive was to gain prestige in the field of psychology, so they recklessly sacrificed Charlie for their goals.
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
Lennie and George’s strong bond, however, is a point in favor of keeping the book accessible to all. For example, George cares for Lennie, and though he could leave at any time, he chooses to ensure that Lennie is safe. Furthermore, while George does shoot Lennie at the end, it is to protect him, in a way. Curley had sworn to kill Lennie, and George knew that Lennie could not escape, so he shot Lennie before Curley could. In addition, the book does not present George as having enjoyed killing Lennie, in fact, it is quite the opposite.