It’s hard to imagine going through life without a single friend. Having at least one companion in life is essential to one 's mental well being. Simply having someone to talk to, knowing that there is at least one person in this crazy world that cares. Companions can be quite simple and can also be very complex. The characters in Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, portray varying degrees of companionship.
After reading Of Mice and Men, I felt the need to research the author. After researching the author, I realized that he based this book off of his experiences. Steinbeck grew up in Salinas, California and that is where the book takes place. Due to John Steinbeck growing up and experiencing the Great Depression, I think his inspiration to write this book came from the social and economic issues that he had witnessed. He worked closely with migrants and itinerants and that deepened the empathy for workers as well as deepening his love for writing. Of Mice and Men depicts a migrant worker and the struggles they face while trying to make their dream become a reality. Steinbeck highlights the perceived isolation and fight for independence that can
“If you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.” This quote is an example of foreshadowing in the book titled “Of Mice and Men,” a book that uses foreshadowing in many ways. This book is about two men, George and Lennie, who are complete opposites physically and mentally. George is a small man with defined feature and very intelligent, and Lennie is a gigantic man who is very troubled mentally. This story is about them going to a farm where they try to make enough money to buy themselves some land that they will be able to live off of. The problem with this is that Lennie is always getting in trouble because he loves petting soft things, but he would always end up hurting what he was petting or possible killing it. Lennie ends up killing a puppy that one of the ranch workers was going to let him have and he is scared George will be mad at him, when Curley’s wife, who is the wife of the ranch owner’s son, tries to comfort
Symbolism is used in literature pieces to add dimension and depth to the story that is being told. The symbols that are used are usually subtle and discreet but are mentioned or talked about quite often. This is because in literature if something is mentioned more than once then it will most likely hold a greater significance than it may lead on. The author John Steinbeck uses many symbols in the story Of Mice and Men to add a better understanding on why some characters act the way they do. The way he adds symbolism to this story is through the animals that live with the characters or are talked about frequently. Three of which are Candy’s dog, Lennie’s puppy and the rabbits that are often mentioned by Lennie. These three symbols all have a deeper meaning to the story than they perceive to have. John Steinbeck uses Candy’s dog, Lennie’s
Dreams are ones aspiration, motivation and drive for perfection. There are different types of dreams such as dreams without purpose known as daydreams and dreams that act as a driving force behind one’s strive for better life. In Of Mice and Men the author shows another side of dreams’ nature which is to create a medium that the mind can find a refuge from everyday life’s challenges, especially in times of turmoil. The novel’s main characters, George and Lennie dream of independence “living off the fatta of the land”. This dream is dominant throughout the novel; in fact, the telling of the story becomes a ritual between the two men that makes the dream almost possible. However, this dream is not promising since life during the Great Depression was not easy and nothing could be achieved without laborious work. John Steinbeck approach in this novel is to show readers the importance,
The beauty of life isn't the harmony that binds everyone together as one, but the tone that allows all forms of dance to exist. A tone such as the American Dream, with endless possibilities for the meaning of it, also empowers all forms of the dream to exist. There is no right or wrong answer to the American Dream. Instead, whatever speaks to the people striving for the dream fulfills its answer. There are countless interpretations of the American Dream because times have changed, no two people are the same, and each person faces varied circumstances.
In 1937, John Steinbeck wrote a book called Of Mice and Men. The book was about two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. George and Lennie traveled with each other to different places in California. Lennie relies on George for almost everything, and George slowly get sick of it. George is a small man, with strong features, and strong hands. George watches over, and takes care of Lennie. Lennie is a very large man with no features. George has taken on the role of taking care of Lennie, since they have been traveling. Lennie pushes and pushes George throughout the book, and like anyone else, George snapped.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is one of the most widely read modern novels in high schools today. John Steinbeck uses dialogue that can be seen in the times of The Great Depression but also does an outstanding job by making it sound familiar and seem more accessible in the eyes of young readers. The book's main focus is ranch travelers struggling to find work in the 1930’s. Steinbeck uses the themes of friendship and loneliness that is vastly seen in the characters of George and Lennie as well as Candy and Curley's wife.
Of Mice and Men is one of the most widely assigned modern novels in high schools because of both its form and the issues that it raises. John Steinbeck’s reliance on dialogue, as opposed to contextual description, makes the work accessible to young readers, as does his use of foreshadowing and recurrent images. Equally important is the way in which he intertwines the themes of loneliness and friendship and gives dignity to those characters, especially Lennie and Crooks, who are clearly different from their peers. By focusing on a group of lonely drifters, Steinbeck highlights the perceived isolation and sense of “otherness”
Of Mice and Men is about Lennie and George in which Lennie decided to feel a girls skirt because he liked the type of material. So George went with Lennie to escape and not get in trouble and decided to go to a bunkhouse where they work and are provided with food and a place to live. George and Lennie are best friends and so they went together. Lennie has the mind of a 6 year old and needs to be with George. When quit their jobs, George planned out a dreamland of how they will live when they get enough money to move to their own house. Lennie is huge, sweet, caring, unsmart guy in the book. Steinbeck was successful at making Lennie sympathetic because he cares about everything and will always be there for George but other characters keep sizing up to him and he doesn’t know how to fight.
Plot: Bailey promised that no matter what they would always be together. With their exploer mother who left the girls with her mother and brother, for over sixteen years, Bailey promised that she would never leave Lennie like their mother did. At age nineteen Bailey suffered from fatal arrhythmia attack,
We have read two books this year: ´Of mice and men´ and ´The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. The books differ a lot, however they also share some similarities. ´ Of mice and men´ is about two men, named Lennie and George, who live in the time of the Great depression. They are looking for a job, but this isn’t easy because Lennie is mentally disabled so George needs to look after him the whole time. It is a story about true friendship and living together in times where no one did. ‘The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’ is about a guy named Christopher. He is also mentally disabled and has ‘written’ this book himself. It is a story about betray and living in your own world.
Based on the above definition, the novel Of Mice and Men is a tragedy because Lennie can be considered a basically good person because he always attempts to do the right things, such as on page 43 when he explains how he didn’t intend to hurt the pups but that he just wanted to pet them. The novel Of Mice and Men can also be considered a tragedy because Lennie’s death on page 106 provokes the emotions of pity and fear in the reader.
Of mice and men is a prominent book read by most high school students for a long time. Of mice and men is a book written by John Steinbeck. In the book George and Lennie had to run out of weed, so they looked for a ranch to work on. Lennie had issues with liking soft things that lead to him killing Curley's’ Wife and a puppy. To express that the american dream is impossible to achieve Steinbeck uses conversations, conflicts, and events.