His behaviour and mindset following the revelation that his dream is no longer obtainable clearly indicate that George no longer believes in his dream, he has acknowledged the fact that his dream is no longer attainable. When George discovers that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, he ignores Candy’s pleas to maintain hope that their dream can come true, rather he begins to envision himself living the life of a lonely migrant farm worker. A quote that illustrates this belief can be found on page 93 where George states “I’ll work my month an’ I’ll take my fifty bucks an’ I’ll stay all night in some lousy cat house. Or I’ll set in some pool room till ever’body goes home. An’ then I’ll come back an’ work another month an’ I’ll have fifty bucks more.” Here John Steinbeck uses repetition to make it abundantly clear to the reader that George has forsaken his dream, and chosen to become the lonely farm worker he once felt empathy towards.
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
Michelle Lau Mrs. Paff English I 10/7/14 Title In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author utilizes setting and imagery to assist the reader in understanding the transformations the two principle characters, George and Lennie, undergo before and after their stay at the ranch society. The depictions of the brush reflects the change in George and Lennie’s relationship. On the ranch, they come across obstacles such as alienation and injustice that weakens their bond and leaves them powerless. George and Lennie continue to struggle along the way, but alas, the predator, Curley, obtains dominance and defeats the weaklings; just like how the predator in nature defeats their prey. Steinbeck illustrates the setting and imagery of the
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. George is a small but smart man who seems to be weighed down by the burden of looking out for Lennie but is still happy to have someone to share his
The book Of Mice and Men takes place in salinas valley on a ranch during the great depression. The book mainly focuses on the life of Lennie and george. Lennie and george have known each other for a very long time and they are traveling companions. Lennie has some sort of mental disability and this hinders how him and george earn money and get work. Lennie’s mental disability creates problems for him along with his strength.
b) The impossibility of the American dream The majority of characters from Of Mice and Men at one point during the story, dreamt of a better life. For Crooks, it was in the barn when he imagined himself hoeing on George and Lennie's farm. For Curley’s wife, it was to become a hollywood movie star. George, Lennie and Candy all fantasized a farm. What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom.
The novel Of Mice and Men is set during the great depression in Soledad, California, which was seen as the Promised Land to many Americans. Instead, Soledad (Spanish for lonely) was a home for discrimination, danger and death. This essay explores the ways Steinbeck presents places in Of Mice and Men. The 4 main places I will centre my essay on consist of the Salinas River, bunkhouse, Crook’s room and the dream farm. The harsh reality of a migrant worker’s life is a huge contrast to the tranquil Salinas River that the story begins and ends with.
John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men portrays the lives of two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. They are migrant workers living in the Great Depression. Lennie and George work very hard to achieve their aspiration of a better life, but in the end they both die. S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders depict the life of indigent Ponyboy Curtis, who learns to “stay gold” through the death of two members of his gang, Johnny Cade and Dallas (Dally) Winston and a member of the rival gang, Bob Sheldon.
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.
Of Mice and Men is a novel about two migrant worker friends, George and Lennie, and the events that happen when they go to work on a ranch in California. Even though these two are the main characters, there are plenty other characters who are just as important to the story. The supporting characters add many layers and different spin offs to the plot and themes presented by the author. These supporting characters add a broad and interesting perspective to the events of the story. They vary from powerful and influential white men to a crippled to a weary black stable hand to even a dog.