John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who are on a mission to live off the “fatta the lan’.” The story is based in 1930s Salinas Valley, California, and shows the troubles that George and Lennie meet while they work on a ranch to earn enough money to buy their own land. After a mishap leads to Lennie killing a rancher’s wife, George kills Lennie as an act of mercy for the safety of others and for Lennie himself. The differences and similarities between George and Lennie give light to what motivates their actions and how they function together.
Throughout the early 1930’s, Steinbeck’s characters were in search of a better life. They believed that they would achieve freedom from their nomadic lifestyles in America. Unfortunately, after the Wall Street crash of 1929 many of them lost their dream once the Great Depression began. To make matters worse, the increased farming activity and the 7 year drought which began in 1931 created the Dust Bowl in the Great Plain States. During this time, many people traveled to California in search of jobs and an easier life. George and Lennie, one of the many migrant workers, had a dream of one day owning their own property, but with a turn of events they lose their chance at this dream and end up alone and devastated. However, George and Lennie’s compassion for each other manages to override the story’s dark mood. In his book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck suggests that companionship is paramount to living a good life. Steinbeck chooses to reveal this theme through his characters Curley, Crooks, George and Lennie.
George from George Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” made the right decision of killing Lennie in the story, while other might disagree. George shot Lennie in the back of the head to save him from the suffering and humiliation from a mad and revengeful Curley. George did this not out of hate, but out of the love of their friendship. “George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the ground again” (Steinbeck). George is struggling to come to terms that he is going to shoot his best friend. Continuing on the point, another reason that it was good for George to be the one that would slain Lennie is because he was dangerous. Throughout the whole story Lennie proves with his actions he makes that he is a menace to society. “..And
In John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, the reader feels more sympathy towards George, rather than Lennie or Curley's Wife. Steinbeck depicts an authentic representation of the Great Depression's challenging times and how they impact people like George. The hardships he experienced surpassed those of Lennie and Curley's wife. George had Lennie, a responsibility which caused him unnecessary trouble. He ended Lennie's life and thus lived with it on his conscience.
The book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is about two friends that are always working together. One of the three main characters, Lennie, is mentally handicapped, who has a muscular body, strong and tall. His other friend, George, is intelligent but unlike Lennie, he has a small body and he is smart. They move around and work together. Lennie and George try to find new jobs because they have been fired from their previous job that causes them to move to another city. They begin to work in a farm; they help feed animals and other farm works. This book is mostly based on dreams about the characters, so that it can help them keep living. The characters Lennie, George and Candy use the dream as a source of power to gain comfort when they feel uneasy.
The killings in the novella “Of Mice and Men,” show that murder and death will come back to haunt people. The first killing is when Carlson kills Candy’s dog. He says that the dog is just suffering and it is also really smelly. This is why Carlson made the decision to shoot Candy’s dog, even though Candy doesn’t want Carlson to shoot his dog. The second killing was when Lennie killed his puppy. This killing ties into the next killing when Lennie kills Curley’s wife because Curley’s wife finds Lennie in the barn and she starts talking to him, when she notices that Lennie is trying to hide something she asks, “ “What you got covered up there?" Then all of Lennie's woe came back on him. "Jus' my pup," he said sadly. "Jus' my little pup." And
In the book of mice and men there are two characters named George and Lennie. George and Lennie were robust friends and had known each other from a young age. They worked and traveled together. Lennie was not completely sane and couldn 't help it. In the book of “mice and men” Lennie murders a lady. Her husband was very mad his name was Curley. So since Curley was disturbed about his wife he wanted to execute Lennie. The next moment Curley had a gang ready to find Lennie, but only George knew where he was at. In conclusion George goes to Lennie and him before anyone else can hurt him.
Have you ever made a decision that costs a lot, but is for the good of others? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is about two ranch handers trying to get through the Great Depression on a farm. The protagonists George and Lennie are best friends, unfortunately Lennie has a disability that affects him in every way. This makes George have to make a decision to kill Lennie or be on the run. George makes the decision to kill Lennie because might not be able to get away so he would get beat up for killing Curley’s wife, he doesn’t want Lennie to kill anything else so he takes his life.
The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a gripping tale of two men and their lives during the Great Depression. George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers who travel together finding work. They take on a new job “bucking barley” at a ranch in central California for the ranch owner and his son. While working at the ranch they encounter Curley the ranch owner’s son and his wife, a flirtatious woman. The story reaches a climax when Lennie unintentionally kills Curley’s wife and runs back to the Salinas River just as George instructed. Knowing that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife and will be shot by Curley, George rushes to the river to get to Lennie first. The two men talk for a short while, then George silently brings the gun to Lennie’s head and shoots him. Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing effective in this novel.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two Depression-era ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Smalls find themselves traveling around the country, looking for work. After Lennie’s Aunt Clara passes away, George is left to watch out for Lennie, who constantly finds himself in the middle of conflicts. He does everything he can to keep Lennie away from trouble, even if their close friendship raises suspicion at work. In the end, Lennie once again creates trouble for himself, only this time it’s worse and it’s up to George to protect him from facing consequences. The responsibility that George has for Lennie is overwhelming. George and Lennie’s relationship shows how George was forced to make a difficult decision in order to protect Lennie, which suggests that being responsible for a person can cause one to make strenuous decisions for their well-being.
George and Lennie, prominent characters in the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, are migrant workers—men who move from place to place to do seasonal work— who end up in California and are faced with numerous problems. Set in the era of the great depression, the story of Lennie and George, two very different men who have formed a family-like union, takes place on a farm where Lennie struggles to stay out of trouble. Having committed an unintentional, harmful act, Lennie is faces severe consequences; and George must decide to make a necessary decision which changes the mood of the entire novel. By the comparison and contrast of George and Lennie, unique characters who are very different from each other, the reader can better acquaint himself
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1937) is an intensely-focused novella that deals with friendship, trust, the relationship between good and evil and the role of justice. It is the second book in Steinbeck’s trilogy about agricultural labour, alongside with In Dubious Battle (1936) and The Grapes of Wrath (1939).
John Steinbeck’s classic novella Of Mice and Men depicts a few days in the lives of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, in 1930s California. George is a cunning natural leader, and Lennie is his mentally handicapped traveling companion. Together, the two of them find work at a ranch in fertile Salinas Valley until Lennie accidentally strangles their hotheaded coworker’s wife. Though the two are incredibly different with regard to their roles and mental capacities, they in fact share some deeper similarities which help to illuminate meaning about the nature of fraternal companionship.
The book of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck tells the story of an unusual couple travelling together as laborers working hand to mouth. Lennie being the “child” of the two, relies on George through the whole journey. They defy the odds of workers being in isolation. George and Lennie must work through obstacles of friendship, obligation and isolation in their journey to obtain their dream plan of owning their own land. Steinbeck suggests that though many workers believe relationships to be unnatural, the workers in fact have a desire to have a companion.
This book is called Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is about two friends named George and Lennie, who try to get their own American Dream. To achieve this, Lennie and George work for some people who are extremely rude to them. George always has to look out for Lennie and would do so much better without him but still sticks with him. Along the way, they meet a lot of friends and even some trouble. In the process of making Lennie sympathetic, Steinbeck did a great job by making him look helpless and how Lennie keeps apologizing after he does something.