When Ky is in the farmers’ township deep in the Carving, he notices a familiarity that his father had told him before since he had been there. “My father told me about the floods. Sometimes, the farmers saw the river rising and knew it would happen. Other times, during the flash floods, they had no warning at all. They had to build and farm on the Canyon floor where there was space, but when the water rose, they took to the higher caves” (Condie 128).
In the novella Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck often employs animal imagery to dehumanize Lennie, in order to allow the reader to justify George putting him down at the end of the novella. As Steinbeck’s use of animal imagery progresses throughout the novel, Lennie is dehumanized by being compared to an animal that only hinders George’s pursuit of happiness. Starting with Lennie’s introduction, Steinbeck influences how the reader perceives Lennie. During the reader's first encounter with Lennie, he is described as walking “heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws," (Steinbeck 2). Steinbeck’s diction invokes animal imagery by comparing Lennie’s movements to that of a bear, which immediately dehumanizes Lennie to the reader.
Having a positive attitude despite given circumstances is a life lesson taught in the novel Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, and the short story “The Rabbit and the Dog,” by Pedro Sacristan. Both of these stories reveal the theme of keeping positivity even in the most unappealing condition in order to have success. Although these two stories illustrate the same theme to their audiences, they each go about teaching this lesson in different ways. Hatchet teaches the lesson of keeping positivity to its readers by using the character’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. When Brian says, “You are your most valuable asset.
Of Mice and Men Persuasive Essay “ Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.“. In the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George, one of the main characters, has to kill his best friend- Lennie Small. He does this for a few different reasons. Killing his best friend was justified though, for one George and Lennie were always on the move because Lennie always messed up, two, in the end when Lennie messed up again, Curly was going to make him suffer for killing his wife and breaking his hand. Third, George had to kill Lennie because lennie would have done it again.
When they leave the tavern, they see Kenny attempted to leave the truck bed and put him back in place. Kenny’s teeth are chattering and he tells Frank he’s hurting, so Frank appeases Kenny with a mantra and they start driving again. Tub realizes he left the shortcut given to them by the farmer’s wife back at the tavern, but they decide to continue. Though the snowfall lightens it only gets colder and Frank and Tub stop at the next roadhouse they see. While they’re warming up in the roadhouse, Tub confesses to Frank that his obesity is all his own fault, not hereditary, comparing his poor diet to that of a double life.
Reverend Parris, worried for his own job, explains to Abigail that her “punishment will come in its time. But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.” Even the idea of witchcraft in Reverend Parris’s house could ruin his reputation in the town and therefore risk his job. By Betty being ‘afflicted’, she is holding power over her own father and his position in the town. She knows that the longer she is asleep, the more desperate her father is going to be blame someone for the witchcraft who is not her. Putnam claims that “There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep herself in the dark.
Carlson started to suggest that Candy’s dog is just suffering and waiting to die. He also said that the dog is no good to himself and to Candy, so why don’t Candy just shoot it. “He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain;t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse.
But hush, no more.” (3.1.9-10). This means that Banquo will not act upon what the witches are telling him. What the witches are telling Macbeth would also never be coming true if he hadn’t acted upon it. As Banquo puts it in the play, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s/In deepest consequence.” (1.3.126-128). To reinforce what Banquo says, Macbeth already knows that he is thane of Glamis.
Lennie kills the puppy as he as done before with animals such as mice. Not on purpose of course but because he doesn’t know his own strength. The death of the puppy is a parallel for the fate that awaits him later. Like the Puppy he is innocent and unaware of the things around him that could potentially hurt him. Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie.