“An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens… and down the flat we’ll have a… little piece of alfalfa--”.’ (pg. #). George is giving Lennie one last chance of hope for the ranch and for his rabbits. George has to later shoot Lennie and that is when it really hits him that their aspirations will never become a reality. George will always be working for someone else, on their land, under their rules.
“Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, is set in the 1930’s during the Great Depression in California. George and Lennie are the two protagonist characters; they are farm workers who have a dream of one day owning their own ranch. They find work in a ranch near Soledad and are met by different characters, most of which are lonely, with only their dreams keeping them alive. Loneliness is the unpleasant emotional response to isolation and lack of companionship, in the novel “Of Mice and Men” Steinbeck portrays the theme of loneliness and isolation effectively through key fictional characters, and the themes in the book will be described throughout this essay.
Perhaps George got tired of Lennie and took his life out of anger as his job and dream of sharing a farm with Lennie became impossible, or maybe George had had enough and killed Lennie because “(…) he [Lennie] gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God damn dumb.” (OMM, 42). On the contrary, after Lennie had killed Curley’s wife George knew what Curley’s lynch mob would come for Lennie and make his death painful by “(…) shoot[ing] the guts outa that big bastard” (OMM, 96-97). George simply helped Lennie the only way he knew how, by taking his life quickly after telling him what he wanted to
The promise from Curley “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself” suggests we may see Lennie’s demise at the hands of Curley. Curley and Lennie do fight earlier in the book, but it doesn’t really have a proper resolution and it seems like there is more to follow. Curley shows hate to Lennie from their first meeting beginning with “Lennie squirming [squirmed] under his [the] look and shifting [shifted] his feet nervously. Curley stepped gingerly close to him.” This displays the immediate rivalry between Lennie and Curley, because Curley first singles out and confronts Lennie for seaming weak.
Of Mice and Men is a novella by John Steinbeck, published in 1937. It is set in the Salinas Valley in California during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, have a work contract at a local ranch so that they one day might purchase a property of their own; however, due to Lennie’s childlike mental state the goal seems far-fetched. In his poem, ‘To a Mouse’, which is also the source of the novella’s title, Robert Burns wrote, “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew,” which one can compare to George’s goals of achieving the elusive American Dream together with Lennie, but as the poem also suggests this will go askew, and this is Lennie’s fault. Therefore, why does George not get rid of Lennie, when Lennie even offers to “(…) go off in the hills an’ find a cave.”
In the beginning of the story, George and Lennie are at a river looking for work. George takes care of Lennie because of Lennie’s mental health issues. A result of Lennie’s mental health issues is that he kills things with no intent to. Specifically when he killed the puppy, the mouse, and Curley’s Wife. Steinbeck conveys his view of the American Dream from the events and symbols used in the novel.
The pigs take something very valuable away from the animals on Animal Farm. The song they sang that inspired them and gave them the reminder of freedom is now forbidden for them to sing. This depicts how Squealer is taking away the past and now trying to twist the animals views of Animal Farm. Throughout the novel Squealer always adjusted to the techniques that he thinks the animals would best listen and agree to, whether it would be to make the animals fear or to transform the
But this argument is inaccurate because throughout the novel, George and Lennie seems to have some close relationship with Candy. George, Candy, and Lennie is coming up with an optimistic plan to get their own little ranch inside their bunkhouse. George excitedly says, “I’m gon’ta write to them old people that owns the place that we’ll take it. An’ Candy’ll send a hunderd dollars to bind her… Don’t tell nobody about it.
Characters George and Lennie share the unrealized dream to own a small farm. This does not happen because Lennie’s incompetence to listen to George and his compulsion to touch soft things. Candy’s dream of gaining something tangible after working hard is crushed when Lennie ruins the farm-plan by killing Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife wishes she was an actress away from the grasp of Curley and the ranch. This however, is foolish because as a child she was called a fantastic actor.
Everyone pursues happiness, even in Our Town. There are a variety of ways to do this, some with positive and some with negative side effects. Simon Stimson, filled his life with drinking, and a grumpy bad attitude, and as a result he felt his life was empty. Emily Webb chose a good relationship with George on the farm over a bright academic future. Then at the same time, George Gibbs chose a relationship with Emily over baseball and going to agriculture school.
The man who taught him the basics of farming drove the wagon along the dirt road. As he went from field to field directing work, he’d call for the men to sacrifice. He meant to work without water or lunch. Dzeidek wanted me to know that a Polish farm wasn’t a baseball team. On Sunday after church, Dzeidek and I would sit on the back porch, which formed a diamond shape with the barn, bullpen, chicken coop, and house around the garden.
The book of Mice and Men is a book, that shows the struggle of all Americans back in the day. How something can end so fast. Many decisions are made in the book, for instance; Candy’s old dog, slims new pups, and the life of Lennie. The main characters have a dream about owning their own land.
He also talks about other jobs he had as a slave and tells us the hardest was carrying corn to the mill. In the next chapter of the book he talks about how they would need to change their names if the where to be set free. He also talks about how after he was freed and his childhood in West Virginia and how education changed his life.
Killing Lennie “You hadda, George. I swear you hadda” (Steinbeck 107). Slim, one of the main characters in Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, says this to George as they walk away from Lennie’s body. Slim helps George realize that he did the right thing by killing Lennie himself instead of letting someone else do it before he did.
Essay: Of Mice and Men The novel, "Of Mice and Men," is about George Milton and Lennie Smalls traveling together trying to conquer their dreams, which is to have their own farmland and to tend the rabbits. While trying to achieve their dreams they also build up their relationship and bond as they explore and travel with each other. At the end of the novel, George makes a startling and debatable decision to kill Lennie. George killing Lennie portrayed that as saving him, wanting him to rest in peace, and getting rid of his own guiltiness.