Unfortunately, they were still in a horrible situation by moving town to town and not having a set home and since they were living this life there dreams in the end was destroyed. This life also caused their Friendship to suffer due to the mistakes Lennie made. Also “ George with all his personal limitations, is a man who has committed himself in a compassionate relationship” (“Of Mice” 248). He has devoted his life into staying with lennie and helping him survive, and wanted to give him a chance to live instead of survive, that 's why they had their dream to have land. At the end of all of this Lennie makes his mistakes with Curley 's wife and “George mercifully kills lennie with a shot to the head while Lennie is chanting the dream, unaware of what is about to happen to him”(“Of Mice” 248).
One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft. His wife yells at Lennie to stop which causes him to get upset and accidentally kills her. George keeps his feelings to himself, and he doesn’t care for others, but he shares personal information about himself and Lennie to Slim, and he always protects Lennie and helps him out of trouble, which shows that he isn’t always selfish. George is very protective of Lennie, which means that George cares for him. In chapter one, they have a conversation and Lennie questions whether he should stay with George or
When Crooks is there, he starts to show some interest in joining Lennie, Candy, and George with the new farm. After all the ranch hands leave, Curley’s wife visits Lennie, who earlier accidently crushed his puppy. She pities Lennie, but tells him about her past and how she wanted to be an actress. She allows Lennie to feel how soft her hair is, but it goes too far and he accidentally snaps her neck after she was freaking out. Lennie ran to the brush that George told him to go to if something bad happened.
This dialogue, which he says to Lennie during their stay in the woods in the earlier chapters of the book, displayed the hope George and Lennie had of their future. If George were truly to conform to the society present in Of Mice and Men, he would act like most of the other men on the ranch- indifferently performing the same chores everyday and then spending their hard-earned money on cat houses. Later in the book, we see a very evident change; his last words to Lennie hinted at despair and hopeless, contrarily from before. “‘An’ we’d keep a few pigeons to go flyin’ around the win’mill like they done when I was a kid’ … ‘An’ it’d be our own, an’ nobody could can us. If we don’t like a guy we can say, ‘Get the hell out,’ and by God he’s got to do it.’” (Steinbeck
George and Candy would not live on a farm without Lennie, and Curley did not have a wife anymore. This really highlights how crucial dreams were in the novel Of Mice And Men. In conclusion, dreams are crucial in the novel Of Mice And Men because Dreams help build teamwork, dreams create a utopia for the characters and dreams take away the sensations of loneliness in this particular book written by John
He tells Hales that it strange how at night when she muttering aloud her books he cannot say his prayers out loud, but when she stops he can pray again. This makes Hale very suspicious of Martha Corey for witchcraft, thinking that it is her spirit that is casting out at her husband so that he may not say his prayers.
The story is about Roger Hedlund and his family who lives in a farm in Lake Wobegon. The story starts Wednesday night where Roger walks out of the house to look for his daughter Martha’s new kitten as he heard it crying outside, but his search ends unsuccessfully. Next day the kitten came back and they Roger decided to let the kitten stay indoors. Thursday night there was a rainstorm which made Roger nervous for his crop as it wasn’t a good timing. Rogers wife Cindy gets upset by Rogers nervousness and convince him to do a trip to Grand Rapids without their daughters.
Finally after a while his grandmother started to feel sorry for him and told Moon some things about the Golden Mountain. He got to learn about the demons and how they would beat their men if they try to take the gold. Even while hearing stories about his father he had never seen him, he also tried to picture him for his mother and grandmother descriptions. Moon started to feel afraid of the Golden Mountain and of course his father. During the end of Chapter 1 he
George prohibits Lennie from petting mice, making Lennie sad. While Lennie killing mice is a bad thing, Carlson killing Candy’s dog is actually isn’t. Carlson shoots Candy’s beloved dog to stop it from enduring any more suffering. Carlson recognizes the love that Candy feels for his dog, and lets Candy know that the way he would shoot him: “‘...He wouldn’t feel nothing...He wouldn’t even quiver’” (Steinbeck 45). Candy’s acquiescence to this act is not one of cruelty
At first George believed that he could accomplish his dream but later doubts it right after he discovered Lennie did another “bad thing”. “Before George answered, Candy dropped his head and looked down at the hay. He knew.”(Steinbeck 99). After they discovered what Lennie did to Curley’s wife, Candy asks George if they can still buy their land but all their hopes dropped as they suddenly returned back to reality and realized what was and wasn’t possible. Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore.
Curley 's wife is what the workers call a tart is also one of the characters who think they have a somewhere to belong but they really don 't or someone. candy says “well I think Curley married …. a tart,” the worker thinks she a tart so when she tries to get their attention to talk to them they ignore her. Because of that, she is sad that she has no one to talk to. But one day Lennie was in the barn with a dead puppy and she tries to talk but she keeps telling her she 's no good.
Then Curley comes in and looks for his wife. When he hears that she isn 't there and that Slim is also in the barn, he goes to the barn, and then Whit and Carlson follow him and hopes for a fight. Candy overhears the discussion between George and Lennie of their farm, and offers to contribute $300 toward the cost if George and Lennie will let him join them. George eventually agrees, and then the three men muse on what their place will be like and they agree not to tell anyone of their plans. Candy admits he should have shot his dog himself.
Lennie always gets in trouble and relies on George to get him out, which results in them both running out of town. “I wisht I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an’ let you have fun”(11). George wants to keep Lennie out of trouble, but to him it seems the only way to do so is to keep him in close
In the novella “Of Mice and Men” George and Lennie are walking to the ranch and George is trying to tell Lennie what they’re doing and where they’re going and to everything that George says Lennie’s response is “‘I forgot,’ Lennie said softly. ‘I tried not to forget. Honest to God I did, George.’” (Steinbeck 4) This can be dangerous not only to Lennie but also to everyone and anyone who is around him. Lennie forgets pretty much anything the second after you tell him. What if he were to forget where he was going one day and he got lost?
Says I was a natural. Soon’s he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it.’ She looked closely at Lennie to see whether she was impressing him. ‘I never got that letter,’ she said” (-page 88 of Of Mice and Men). Curley’s wife has lost her dream of being a movie star, and fame and fortune which she believes is due to her mother, causing her to walk into her loneliness. Due to this loneliness, she again walked into her own destruction, this time her death, when she joined Lennie in the barn even after seeing that Lennie has killed a puppy.