In the novel Of Mice and Men dreams help take away the sensation of loneliness that is ever present in the book. This is because it connects everyone in the novel together. One way we can be sure of this is when Candy’s dog was shot and he was melancholy for a while before deciding to emotionally connect with the others on the ranch. This is evident when Other characters dreams matter to each other as well. This is shown at the end of the novel after Lennie’s life had been unfortunately ended and George was “broken” inside.
To sum up, the author in “Of Mice and Men” uses symbolism through animals, characters and places to make readers understand the exploration of different themes such as dreams, innocence, discrimination, and friendship, among others. Moreover, Steinbeck by using these key symbols transports us into the context, which is during the Great Depression, giving a deeper meaning to the novel. In the end, what the author wants to express is that people should always be realistic; it is a fact that they would not always get or achieve what they want. This is not because people gave up on their dreams, but because no one can know or control the situations and things that may happen as the world is not only roses but has cruelty in it. In the 1930s, during the Great Depression that was exactly what happened, people do not trust each other as men were trapped in this tense environment.
“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is able to use imagery and diction to change the mood throughout the story.The story is about two friends, George and Lennie, and how travel the area being migrant workers trying to find jobs. Throughout the book they go through their ups and downs. They later figure out their problems. In the beginning of the book the mood is calm and laid back but near the end it is more gloomy, even though in the same setting. But how did he use diction and imagery to change the mood?
In this novel, Slim is portrayed as the rich and wise one on the ranch. He is the one people go to when they need advice, or maybe just someone to talk to. He is the only person that understands what everyone is going through, and isn’t judgmental. He is always there to listen to people talk about their problems, which is one of the many ways Slim uses his power for the good. “There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke.
“The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew.” This was from Robert Burns’ poem, “To a Mouse.” John Steinbeck used this quotation as the title of his book, Of Mice and Men. As in the poem, human being’s plans also do not always go as intended. Even in this title, Steinbeck is already foreshadowing what will happen in the story. George and Lennie, in Of Mice and Men, wish to someday own their own farm together. But, Lennie has mental disabilities, such as short-term memory loss.
Love is accepting and caring for yourself and others. The power of love is shown in the text Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and in the film “La Mission” because George decides to accept Lennie in his life and treat him like a brother after his aunt dies. Also, Che learns to accept his homosexual son, Jesse, and care for him . These texts make it clear that love is accepting and caring for yourself and others, yet they also mention what love is not which is not accepting others for who they are. Love is a complex idea to grasp, but the two texts help us better understand this concept by showing us the conflicting bonds of George and Lennie and Che and his son Jesse.
A symbol is anything that represents a larger idea, especially a material object representing something compact. A symbol can also represent a theme or moral to the story. It gives the reader something deeper to think about, and find other possible connections to different characters or objects overall. The novella Of Mice and Men captures many deep connections and displays various themes for the reader to obtain. Steinbeck uses numerous symbols that grow into greater themes throughout the novella such as Curley’s wife, the bunkhouse, and Candy’s dog.
This book is called Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is about two friends named George and Lennie, who try to get their own American Dream. To achieve this, Lennie and George work for some people who are extremely rude to them. George always has to look out for Lennie and would do so much better without him but still sticks with him. Along the way, they meet a lot of friends and even some trouble.
In John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men there is an ample amount of foreshadowing that is used to foretell upcoming events. Instead of using people's thoughts and dreams as tools of foreshadowing, he uses actual events to foretell future events. Steinbeck uses smaller scale situations to predict the outcomes of much more complex predicaments. The unique way he includes this literary device in the novel causes you to overlook some of the foreshadowing while reading, and then recognize its significance many chapters later. One example of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men is when George told Lennie where to meet him.
John Proctor, the court and Judge Danforth, and Reverend Parris all have pride, but they don’t realize how their pride can and will negatively affect others around them, especially if they don’t think about their actions and the effects of them. During the whole play we hear John Proctor say that his wife has never told a lie in her life. We also hear many times about John’s affair with Abigail, which Elizabeth knows about. John is a well liked person by the town of Salem, and he takes great pride in