Although he starts his adventure easygoing and naive, Cole's journey is one that leads him from innocence to maturity in his search for a personal haven, suggesting that one’s development and growth stem from new experiences. As the environment and society around him are changing, Cole remains steadfast in his unwillingness to give up the past, emphasizing his naiveté and innocence. The world is coming face to face with modernization and cowboys and ranchers like him are starting to lose their place in the world. His thoughts reveal this attitude when he watches his mother’s play at the theatre. “He'd the notion that there would be
The narrator uses sinister word choice to set the tone for the events that unfold throughout the story. Powerful symbolism in the form of “The Black Cat” is used to explain to the audience how the narrator recognizes his alcoholism but is incapable of overcoming this problem. Finally a first person perspective gives readers an immersive sense of just how bad the narrator’s alcoholism. Cited source The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction. Ed.
Of Mice and Men is not only about two friends and their journey together, but as well as giving one a deeper meaning of the book, such as showing the nature of their dreams, the characters as archetypes, and if the killing of Lennie is justified in the end. In this literary novella, Steinbeck digs into the idea of the nature of dreams and that each man must make sacrifices or battle some other outside force to make a dream come true. This follows with the theme that humans give meaning to their life and future by creating dreams. George and Lennie both have vast dreams that influence them in different
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is a novella about the American Dream two friends have. The novel describes the lifestyle of two poor workers who have long-term plans to live a happy and successful life on a farm ranch. Steinbeck demonstrates in this novella that sometimes to get to the ultimate destination, there can always be a bumpy road along the way. In the novel, there were several examples of actions with good intentions giving tragic outcomes. Those are examples of bumps on the road.
It is open to interpretation. A key theme proposes a philosophical riddle regarding ignorance. Although individuals believe that knowledge is power, others would propose that knowledge does more harm than good. This film embodies the concept that ignorance is bliss. The film began by showing how two workers were trying to find a new job after an incident at their old work place.
Author, Paul Bogard in his essay, "Let there be dark", published by Los Angeles Times, addresses the concerning issue that overwhelms this dystopian society. At a time when revolutionized modern technology is mass produced and the nights often lack darkness. He utilizes a concerned yet philosophical tone to make the audience miss natural darkness. He uses amiable diction, logical statistics, and an appeal to the audiences emotions by worrying them about health as well as animals to make them want to preserve natural darkness before its gone. In the first and second paragraph, Bogard takes off with philosophical, mild diction.
They have seen a lot of scenery through their travels, and I know that because they have traveled up and down the state of California. Just by how the author talks about the scenery by the pond shows you how important the view is to George and Lennie. They also know how to pack wisely just like Huck and Jim. They never have a definite home, since they are always moving from one farm to the next, so they have learned that they can only bring the essentials they need. If you think about it, Huck is a lot like George and Jim is a lot like Lennie.
What is said about dreams? In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George Milton and Lennie Small share a dream about living on a ranch of their own where George could do the normal farm work and Lennie could tend the rabbits. Having this dream gives the characters a sense of hope and comfort, but not all dreams come true. It was during the 1930s, during the Great Depression, and two guys named George Milton and Lennie Small were walking to their new job, on a new ranch, in Salinas. George was a small, agile, witty man and Lennie was a big guy who was extremely strong but wasn’t very bright.
During this time, many people traveled to California in search of jobs and an easier life. George and Lennie, one of the many migrant workers, had a dream of one day owning their own property, but with a turn of events they lose their chance at this dream and end up alone and devastated. However, George and Lennie’s compassion for each other manages to override the story’s dark mood. In his book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck suggests that companionship is paramount to living a good life. Steinbeck chooses to reveal this theme through his characters Curley, Crooks, George and Lennie.
Throughout the story the men risk everything to make their dream of owning a ranch, a reality. [F] George deals with the discomfort of talking about his once unreachable paradise with someone else, when he realizes that it may be possible to obtain. [G] Scott Barry also discusses how hope affects performance, in his article The Will and Ways of Hope. In his ninth paragraph, he tells of a study done by a woman named Rebecca Görres; her results were such, “...participants who were instructed to think hopefully were better at making remote associations, generated a higher quantity of ideas…” (Barry, 2). [H] When George began to develop hopeful thinking, he began to have a more optimistic view of life and work as the reader is able to read about in the novel.