Of Mice And Men Quote Analysis

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Of Mice and Men One time, standing in my cabin, I glanced outside to see the grazing horses and the jumping rabbits. I felt light, yet remorse, because rabbits are a symbol in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Rabbits were the fixation Lennie had and hope he held on to for a better future. John Steinbeck gives a hopeful, sorrowful tone throughout the whole book Of Mice and Men (1937). In the book, George and Lennie bounce around from job to job, never having a solid place to call home. George and Lennie land a secure job as ranch hands in Salinas Valley. At the ranch George protects Lennie from the struggles of their everyday life. John Steinbeck's use of characterization, setting, and tone make George's actions at the end justified. …show more content…

Lennie can't see the line that separates right and wrong. For example, "And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck" (91). The quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon, "Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right." Lennie did a lot of wrong and never did what was right. People need to fail to succeed, and Lennie failed but never succeeded. Even though, Lennie couldn't comprehend his multiple wrongdoings, his mind withheld him from learning right from wrong. John Steinbeck's use of characterization of Lennie really brought out the whole statement "what George did was justified" because the whole book would've ended up different if Lennie was a normal person. Lennie's actions and speech told us that he enjoyed petting things, which is a significant reason George actions were justified. Lennie's speech supports the thesis because he had a hard time articulating his thoughts, which effected how he handled the problems he was involved …show more content…

Even though, many people can argue that George killing Lennie wasn't justified, the solutions and different possibilities were scarcely limited. According to the book, Curley was, "...gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard (himself), even if (he) only (had) one hand" (98). Inferring from the book, people can assume that Curley wasn't only going to kill Lennie, but make him suffer. Lennie couldn't have had any help because the only mental facility, "...opened in 2003, as a joint venture between DSH and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)." The only known mental facility was opened in 2003, so even if George didn't shoot Lennie, Lennie would suffer a great deal because he would not obtain the education and guidance he desperately needed. Hiding Lennie and cutting him off from the world would not be a solution, it would just be seriously problematic for the case he would become dangerous to himself. Lennie could've received the help he needed if it was this generation, but the 1930s was a hard enough time as it stood after the terrible

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