Crooks dreams of being equal to everyone like he was then, but he knows it is unlikely to happen. Despite this, he makes efforts to have the equality he yearns for by reading and trying to learn. Steinbeck displays how George’s vigorous desire to own a ranch inspires him to work harder. George has a similar dream to Lennie and concludes that they can work together. He excitingly realizes, “‘Look, if me an’ Lennie work a month an’ don’t spend nothing, we’ll have a hundred bucks’”
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a novella that follows the story of two men trying to find work during the Dust Bowl period. Throughout the novella,Steinbeck uses relationships among characters like George and Lennie’s friendship and the use of dreams like the farm George, Lennie and Candy hoped to get, to illustrate the importance of companionship in life. I’ve learned through the novella that companionship in life is important and should be treasured among people. It is especially needed during this time of upheaval and confusion in our society today. Steinbeck uses the personal connections among characters like George and Lennie or Candy and his dog to portray his theme of companionship in Of Mice and Men.
Crooks understanding that this may be his only chance at being happy offers to provide and care for the chickens on lennie and george's farm. George accepts crooks offer and agrees to let him in on the dream farm changing their plans for the better. A final example of the theme of OMM becomes evident in the final portion of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men when Lennie makes a mistake that would change the plans in the most ill of ways
Lennie’s low mental capacity and lack of intelligence give him the personality of a child in a wrestler’s body. Because of this, Lennie holds on to the imaginary ranch he and George want to have one day, similar to how a young child would behave. Lennie begs George to recite their dream by saying “Come on, George. Tell me. Please George.
“A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” (Mandy Hale) This powerful quote relates to the manifold relationships in Of Mice and Men, because the most powerful relationship in the story was built upon individual assets coming together to create a successful trio. While the destructive relationship in the book is the entirety of the quote, as George is the one being dragged down.
Living on the Fat of the Land Two men aspired to live the American dream. They dreamed of living on the fatta the land with livestock and other animals. There would be a few acres of farmland with a little shack, crisp air and green fields. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses animals to symbolize both success, and trouble. For instance, animals brought peace to Lennie until the death of his pup devastated his chances of following his dream; tending rabbits in his future.
“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.
Literary Analysis Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck creates the image of two workers trying to achieve their “Dream Farm” in Mice and Men. In the novel, the two workers George and Lennie have to overcome obstacles. Lennie’s disability hinders his memory. The two workers rely on each other as they travel through California.
The next day, they arrived there and began their work. When the boss asks about their skills and previous employment, George spoke for Lennie to prevent him from revealing his lack of intelligence. while working at there, Lennie caused trouble again. As he told to himself, Curley 's wife, Curley is boss 's son, sat beside him. He told about his rabbits, because the plan for George and Lennie 's future included that he raise the rabbits.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends named Lennie Small and George Milton's small adventure on a ranch. While on the ranch they encounter came to face new people and small conflicts. They also learn about the other characters dreams, while they add on to their own. As the story progresses readers learn that George and Lennie have a close bond, but in certain situations Lennie gets George into serious trouble representing Lennie as a burden. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself.
In the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck incorporates many thematic ideas into his text. He includes the ideas of dreams and reality, the nature of home, and he difference of right and wrong. He develops these ideas throughout the story. The first theme incorporated is the idea if dreams versus reality. Lennie and George have a plan.
Life is a journey, but journeys aren’t always eventful and exciting. As seen in the story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, Walter Mitty takes his wife to town for a hair appointment and to run errands. During the car ride, his wife nags him on tiny things such as driving too fast and not remembering things. This story was interesting because throughout the story he daydreams which helps him get through with the boring day. While daydreaming helped him, the author also shows how the daydreams are impacting Walter’s life in a negative way.
Hope is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as wanting something to happen or to be true and think that it could happen or be true. With hope, people can achieve anything the wish to achieve. Many times authors use both materialist and non materialistic things to symbolize hope, as hope is intangible. According to Thomas Foster “Action can also be symbolic” (Foster 112). With hope being an indefinite concept, it is often symbolized through actions.
In the novel Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat, there are many meaningful themes, motifs and symbols included in each of the nine stories. In many of the stories, hope is a recurring theme. In Danticat’s novel, she uses the theme of hope to shine light on the futility of hope.