Candy’s dog was apparently stinking up the barnhouse so Carlson said he should be killed also because of its multiple problems. Candy resisted at first but eventually gave up his dog to be killed at Steinbeck states, “Candy said softly and hopelessly ‘Awright-take im(47).” Candy realized that he wouldn’t win in this situation and gave up his dog to be euthanized. As for Carlson, he was doing this for his own best interest as he had talked about the dog stinking multiple times. Also he wouldn’t simply let Candy’s dog go outside, he had to have him killed at that instant. Steinbeck is showing that people ultimately will protect their best interest at any cost to
Every day, millions of people judge others based on the stereotypes that apply to them, and some do not even know it. Most times these misjudgments are harmless, however, they can definitely be destructive. False judgments based on the stereotypes one follows can make a total stranger seem like a menace to society. This issue is so popular, that it used every day to falsely misjudge others in harmful ways. The most important lesson gained from reading Night, Of Mice and Men, and watching Angel of Bergen-Belsen is that one cannot use stereotypes to judge others because the person could be the total opposite of the judgments and misjudging they can inflict harm to that person if used in the wrong way.
One of my favorite quotes by Napoleon Hill portrays “Strength and Growth only come through continuous effort and struggle.” In Of Mice And Men, Lennie and George, two ranch workers went through the struggles most Ranchers had such as having not having family, friends or a future. The only thing that made them different from the rest of the workers is they knew they had each other to depend on, which most of the ranchers found odd, but also craved that type of companionship as well. The quote by Napoleon Hill relates to my topic because despite the struggles that Lennie put both him and George through, George still had courage to be there for Lennie, even when others disagreed. Being courageous means standing up for yourself or others Being
George Milton decides to end Lennie’s life in order to save him from much pain and suffering in the future. This is an example of an immoral “mercy killing”. George should not have been the judge for Lennie’s life; thus it was wrong for George to determine whether Lennie should have lived or not. No one can make the ultimate decision whether someone should live or die. In a bedroom one night, Gigi Jordan and her severely autistic son, Jude Jordan were conversing as Jude exclaimed, “Dad bad!
What is right and what must be done are two different concepts. Often times, life requires people to do what must be done in order to save themselves, or others, from negative consequences. The characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men illustrate how people implement remorseful decisions with astute intentions to help ease the consequences for those they care about. Lennie is a sizable, amicable guy. Although Lennie loves mice, he is inept at handling feeble creatures.
“To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.” -Desmond Tutu. This quote suggests why sentencing one to death after they have taken the life of another is not solving the problem. At most, it is helping to catalyze the grief and loathing towards those who have made mistakes. Although this idea may be impenetrable to those in mourning, it applies to both the most innocent and guilty individuals. For this reason, in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, George should not be punished for killing Lennie because George being forced to decide to either kill his friend, watch other men kill him, or continue running away for the rest of his life is his punishment, he had Lennie's best interest in mind, and Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and identical events to this one would only continue to occur.
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).
Every human deep down needs the feeling of being wanted or accepted to be happy. Without these feelings it makes life very hard and most people who don’t feel this way may stop living. And in William Golding’s book The Lord of the Flies, there is no exception. A recurring theme in Lord of the Flies is that everyone wants to be apart of the big group because they fear not being accepted and will do what the group does, just to stay in it. One example of people doing things the group does to stay in it is how everybody makes fun of piggy.
The book Of Mice and Men is full of puzzling examples of the human condition, from Lennie and his mental disability to Curley only caring about his social appearance. With characters like these two, the book exploits the human condition that concerns circumstances life has given you. John Steinbeck brings to life what being a laborer in the American depression meant to the men and one woman who had enough personality to stand out. Steinbeck shows the human condition of men while they survive in the American depression. George, Slim, Curley, and Lennie exemplify the human condition through the priorities they set in life.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck shows the destructive imbalance of social power structures in American society. The importance of idealized relationships between men, or the social structure, is proven by the many characters that live on the farm. Some are at the top, while others are so far below the bottom, they are not necessarily considered within the structure. While the American Dream is real for most people, there are people that will not be able to obtain in, like Lennie, and perhaps even George because of his relationship with Lennie. Like George said in chapter one, "guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.
Steinbeck portrays friendship as a good thing to life in Of Mice and Men, but it won’t always end up being a cohesive unit the majority of the time. Through George and Lennie, we are able to see how he believes friendship is an important part of our everyday lives. Without friendship, we would have a void in our life, that couldn’t be filled by anything else. During the Great Depression, it was someone to turn to, if you were going through a rough time. George may have never thought that friendship was a vital part of his life, but in reality is was a big part.
1.The Mice in Council:At first,other mice thought this idea was wonderful,but when the mice further debated who could bell the cat and found no one could do it.they must be disappointed and sad.Of course,Something like this often take place in our daily life.We have many fantastic ideas and dreams,but Sometimes even though we spare no effort to do them,we may gain bad bad results resulting of obstacles.Certainly we feel sad.but I personally think that what is the most beautiful and attractive is that we can not gain.However,not every wish can be truth,not every difficult can be overcome.At last,that we have experienced joy or sorrow is of vital importance.In my opinion,the process of growing is precious and necessary.I sincerely hope that tried my best to do it,I won not be regretful.Maybe growing’s sufferings are also large fortunes,from which
"Of mice and men" a novel by John Steinbeck which will be discussed in this paragraph evaluating two specific points, one of them is that George did the right thing by killing Lennie for many circumstances to be discussed later; and the second is about George was not supposed to kill Lennie under any reason because the life of every human being must be respected by every person in the world. George, seeing that Lennie did not have the ability to live on his own, always got into very serious problems and seeing that neither of them could get ahead because of those motives as you can see in the next quote: "I done a real bad thing," he said. "I shouldn 't of did that. George 'll be mad. “ (Steinbeck 47).