George and Lennie, the main characters of the novel share a genuine friendship that no one seems to understand. In contrast, Crooks, a black stable buck, is segregated from the other men. Similar to Crooks, no one wants to speak to Curley's wife because she is described as "jail bait"(32) to the men and there is no
Making a sacrifice to a healthy friendship Of Mice and Men is a story written by John Steinbeck, a story about two men named George and Lennie. In the story George and Lennie have been kicked out of the town Weed because of an incident that happened to Lennie in weed Ultimately, George stays with Lennie through thick and thin while on the ranch miles ahead from Weed. Lennie appears to have trouble there on the ranch he kills the boss's son’s wife and kills a puppy that was given to him. Friendship is extremely important in the novel because in John Steinbeck's book Of Mice and Men he uses the struggles of friendship to illustrate the difficulties for the migrant workers' survival during the 1930’s. George is a character that display friendship by caring for Lennie in the book Of Mice and Men.
Most members of society believe that power originates from individual belief and actions, however, humans derive self-power through the support of friends. Without guidance, individuals face problems on their own, abolishing the moral support brought by friends. During times of grief and despair, a friend’s company plays as the driving force that provides humans with the vital life skills to survive in society. The closest friends assist each other by motivating one another to take the right step, to reach for their goals, and shape them into their best selves. During the Great Depression in the 1930’s, bankers felt no impact, and remained oblivious to the anguish many families and individuals faced.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions. The relationship between the characters George and Lennie is a strong example of friendship in this novel.
For example, Candy’s dog is killed painlessly with mercy to be spared of suffering, (45). This dog lived a happy life, even until the end of it, being that he was unknowing of his soon-to-come death. On the other hand, the one that does grieve and lament is none other than Candy, who was not spared from the news of his dog’s death. Oblivion prevented the pain and suffering that came along with the burden of knowing. Further along in the story, Lennie, who had just committed murder, starts dreaming about owning a farm with a firm belief in its possibility, (105).
William Blake once quoted, “The bird the nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” William Blake compares the friendship of a man to an animal in its natural habitat. He makes an Understanding of how deep a companionship should be between two people who are comfortable expressing themselves in any way. In the same sense as any animal in their own natural habitat, a man should have a friend or someone to always go to or be with so they with never end up alone. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Isolation is a big issue for Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife as they are considered outcasts to society, useless and unwanted. To start off, in the novel, Candy being very old was probably considered an outcast to society for being handicapped.
Hughes perfectly demonstrates this ideology through his poem and there is a sense of truth to all of this. He writes that dreams are irrelevant and pointless to have because the best made plans never happen and life has a funny way of making all throughout the story, Lennie and George’s main purpose was to have enough money to be able to afford their dream farm. It seems like they will actually go through with this plan but in the end things do not go as planned. Crooks had some sense of awareness to this because he had experienced many man have these same ideas and it never happened for them. Another example of characters not being able to reach the American Dream is Curley’s Wife.
How 'd you like that?" (Steinbeck 80). Crooks is talking to Lennie about if George were to never comeback and support Lennie. He says this because then he would be like Crooks as he does not have anybody to interact with socially. Another example of Crooks being lonely is in the same conversation with Lennie, “ S 'pose you had to sit out here an ' read books.
Entering the lonely town of Soledad, which literally translates to 'solitude', George and Lennie have a mutual dream and a friendship which immediately sets them apart from the other characters. For instance, when George and Lennie confront Curley's father for him to let them work, he asks, "I said what stake you got in this guy? You taking his pay away from him" (Steinbeck 22)? With this question in the air, it's easy for the reader to assume that Curley's father cannot even fathom any reason as to why two men would stay together in those times other than for one to take advantage of the other. This relationship between George and Lennie is also compared to that of Cain and Abel's, "Cain's question is the question again at the heart of the novel: "Am I my brother's keeper"" (Owens 146)?
“He doesn’t really need her, but he said he felt right bad about the way things turned out.” (TKAM, pg. 333). However, Helen did not easily escape racism. One morning, Bob Ewell followed Helen closed behind her while she was on her way to work, murmuring foul words at her, for no reason other than that she was Tom’s wife and he was racist. Although he did not attack her, Helen was terrified of him.
Of Mice and Men Summary Lennie and George are the great friends on a journey to find work. They are unable to hold down jobs, because of Lennie’s disability for holding pretty objects, like puppies, mice, rabbits, and women. They soon find good fortune when they get work at a ranch near California. George fears how the boss will react to Lennie, so he insists that he’ll do the talking. George lies, saying that they are cousins and Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse during his childhood.
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 story takes back in the day during the American great depression and people struggles to live in America. The two main characters in the story are George who is the sharp eyed hard worker and Lennie who is handicapped and has bad control of himself. Lennie doesn’t go along with many people except his partner George. Crooks who works at the same place and his black, which makes thing cheesy for him. Crooks likes reading books alone and he likes to keep his distance from others, which is his way of keeping things calm and not messy.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” This quote by carl jung explains why geroge Milton, needs Lennie smalls in his life. At the beginning of the story George named all the things he could do without lennie but throught the story we see that George really does need Lennie. George keeps Lennie around so he wont be like other ranchers and live a lonely life. Not only does Lennie keep George saine, he also gives George hope, and keeps him human. George keeps Lennie around because it keeps him from being like other ranchers, most ranch workers go ranch by ranch having no one to talk to or have fun with and they just turn mean.
Since he cannot work in the fields, Crooks has limited social or work contact with the other men. In Crooks’ room Crooks converses with Lennie about his feelings. Bothered, he laments over how he can “play horseshoes til it’s dark” with all the other workers, but then he has to go “read books” all by himself(72,72). While Crooks does not despise reading books, he wishes that he had a companion to confide in. The deep mistrust that Crooks feels towards others, though, is one of the reasons he does not have a friend to talk to.