In this passage, Steinbeck, the author of Mice and Men, illustrates the conflict that life for a migrant worker is arduous. Migrant working has people surviving paycheck by paycheck in places that may not be hospitable or comfortable. After being fired from their jobs in Weed, George and Lennie have reached their newest “home” where Lennie doesn 't get a good first impression. Lennie states “This ain 't no good place. I wanna get outa here” (Steinbeck 33).
Have you ever had to experience homelessness? Have you ever felt alone with no hope left? During the novel Lennie was one of the main characters. He was one of the most important people in the novel. Both him and George were homeless, they had no money and no way of transportation other than walking.
Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck in 1937. Steinbeck gave us in this story a vivid view of the style of life after the world crises on ninety twenty-nine; People were trying to survive by working in ranches. Even Steinbeck was a traveler who was working in ranches at the time. The story in this novella is about two characters who traveler together, which was uncommon at the time. George and Lennie were totally opposites in character and their size of body and their capacity of mind.
The book “Of Mice and Men“, written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1937, revolves around two migrant workers named George and Lennie in the 1920s who have a very special relationship which includes a common dream of owning a farm. Lennie is a mentally handicapped, strong man who is advised and lead by his friend George. At a new farm they have to face trouble concerning Lennie and his disability. The book starts with the two main characters Lennie and George who sleep at a river on the way to a new farm and talk about their dream of owning their own land.
As German theologian once said, “We are all so much together but we are all dying of loneliness.” This is quite apparent for multiple characters in the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two men that travel around together in efforts of finding work during the Great Depression, which they must do often due to Lennie’s mental illness that causes him to do “bad” things and ruin things for them on multiple jobs. However, they find work as ranch hands south of Soledad, which causes them and multiple other characters, such as the stable buck Crooks, to come face to face with their constant loneliness. Soledad, which ironically translates to loneliness, is relevant to the novel.
Loss can relate to many things, a friend, a pet,or a family member, or really anything that can be take away from you. Candy a swamper at the ranch, he’s an old man with one hand. The reason he works there is because the other people at the ranch felt bad because he only has one hand, he cleans up and organizes stuff. Candy had a dog and he was his best friend, the dog was starting to get pretty old and it was hard for the dog do anything. Late at night all of the workers got together and discussed candy’s dog, Slim was saying the dog was way too old,saying it smelt bad and it was useless.
The quality of society is very much determined by how it treats its lowest of individuals. This tenet is seen throughout American history and is still seen today. This story has undertones of political wrongdoings in almost the whole book. George and Lennie are considered some of the lowliest people during the depression. They were migrant farm hands that had no place to go.
Oppression can be described as one of the most important feelings that have been portrayed few times in this novel as George faces a lot of problems with his life after Jim died. Psychologically, George has experienced so many problems that caused him to feel the pressure from outside world more and more which lead him to act in a different mood from a different setting. One of the problems that he faces is an inability to feel a sense of belonging. Furthermore, George suffering from chronic depression triggered by the death of his lover and also he desperately struggling to find comfort as he does not have interactions and meaningful relationships with other
It seems that if someone is different, they act differently or they look different than what is socially “acceptable” they have a more difficult time being accepted by their community. Steinbeck uses Lennie’s disability to illustrate his ideas about discrimination in society and this parallels with its role in society today. Lennie’s disability hindered his acceptance throughout the book. First of all, the other men just see him as a set of strong hands, rather than an actual man. George for instance, says near the beginning of the book, “If he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set” (6).