Of Mice and Men captures all of the aspects of the time period that affect the dreams of the characters. Whether it be race, gender, or disability no character lets their dream be out of reach. The characters’ loneliness is also diminished because they form friendships and come together to form a dream that includes them all. Lennie can never reach his dream because of his cruel fate, Curley’s Wife never reaches hers, and the other men fall short in achieving their dream, as well. The Great Depression was a time in which it was hard to pursue a dream and even harder to achieve it.
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 courageous protects someone’s actions from hurting other people. In the beginning of the novel Lennie and George end up getting searched for by the police after an incident in Weed where Lennie grabbed onto a women’s red dress although didn’t intend to hurt or offend anybody.
“If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse” (Booker). No one likes feeling weak; even more so when it’s their own fault. Weakness can be caused by a multitude of reasons such as the lack of a comprehension or for health reasons which sometimes lead to negative outcomes. John Steinbeck 's novella Of Mice and Men proves that weakness leads to a variety of repercussions by using irony to show weakness, Candy’s self troubles, and the use of foreshadowing. Irony was used to the show the outcomes caused by weakness in Of Mice and Men throughout the entirety of the story.
After a long time they get mean. They get wantin’ to fight all the time." However, Steinbeck has also depicted George as lonely at times even though he has Lennie. Although, George and Lennie have a strong friendship, george does get lonely at times as he doesn’t have time to talk to other people since he is constantly looking after Lennie. This displays their unequal friendship.George also constantly mentions how he’s frustrated that he has to think and act for both of themand that “if [he] was alone [he] could live so easy.
He has been constantly interrupted by his fears, particularly when he attempts to write his own dreams. Furthermore his inability to understand how his actions are interpreted results into their dream being damaged, “Lennie excluded said, “George.” “Yeah?” “I done another bad thing.” “It don’t make no difference,” George said, and he fell silent again,” (34). Grief and disappointment settled into George’s dream, a habit Of Mice and Men and how it seems to build upon loneliness and defeat. Dreams sew together the misery and imagination Steinbeck designed, to convey his ideas about human nature and its tendency to dream. George knew his dream was only a dream, due to Lennie constantly finding trouble, but he continued to dream
He is both short and an introvert, which doesn’t fit his Alpha-Plus society. Bernard said “... Remember, they’ve had at least a quarter of a million warning against solitude,” (182). Even though it isn’t seen as a positive activity in the society, Bernard still enjoys being alone. Throughout the book, Brave New World, Bernard continues to be a contrasting character to most of the other characters in the book, especially Helmholtz Watson.
"Invictus," a poem by William Ernest Henley, is about staying courageous during difficult times. Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is about a king named Oedipus wanting to know the truth about a prophecy. Jon Krakauer shows Chris McCandless 's journey to reinvent himself in Into the Wild. Regardless of the belief that fate plays a role in life, people can control their lives with a great amount of effort and the choice to persevere. In Outliers: The Story of Success, it shows that people control the choices they make in efforts to achieve success and mastery.
Characters such as Jake, Robert, and Brett are all examples of this. None of them are satisfied with the lives they are currently living, and the story tells how they come to terms with this, regardless of whether they make decisions for better or for worse. First, Jake Barnes morality is questioned throughout the novel. Due to the story being told from his point of view, the reader is provided a more clear understanding of his character. Jake tries to be positive and continue on with his life, but he continuously finds things that hold him back.
It seems like the author dislikes death but the poem gives you sense of fighting. This story makes life seem like its worth fighting for and that you should fight no matter what the circumstances are. The author uses this poem for words of encouragement to let people know that life itself is meaningful and to not just give up. The words “good men” and “wise men” were used to describe the lives of those who didn 't give up. They knew that life was something worth fighting for and they fought as long as they could.
Ideally, the best way to survive on an island is to all stay together. Have everyone take up a task for the day and help each other survive. However, as shown in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, it doesn’t allows work that way. Responsibilities are deserted, people become more uncivilized, and there will most likely be a fight for leadership. Obligations, responsibilities, and rules are very important and needed for a civilization to survive; however, when there are no consequences to one’s actions, human behavior becomes more savage and less civilized