Life isn’t always fair for people. In fact, the majority of people you meet in your life will even say that life's not fair at all. Sacrifices have to be made in order for our futures to be made. Of Mice and Men is about sacrifices, and how they may be difficult to make, but they will absolutely pay off in the long
Accomplishing goals are achievements that only those who take time and give effort can do. Those who plan and expect more out of life but do not have the will to work hard for their dreams never truly succeed. Truman Capote’s documentary novel, In Cold Blood, illustrates the lives of people who are from different social, moral, and economical positions and describes the actions they take on their quest for a better existence. Mr. Clutter, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith are all men who always desire the best for themselves. However, the means they take to attain that are for some the correct, honest way and for others an utter disaster.
Rand shows this theme by writing, “We were born with a curse [that] has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden [and] given us wishes men may not wish” (#). By trusting himself, Equality-72521 found his inner strengths in being the adventurous person he is. Although he addresses his skill as a curse, he justifies that self-reliance is what makes him unique by saying that it has inspired him to have his own thoughts and wishes that other people do not have. By things independently, people find their own strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities rather than focusing on how they are like others. Equality-72521 lives in an unsupportive society, and he proves that stepping out of his comfort zone is what made shaped him into the person he is today.
In the same way, students who are studying this book may look for a true companion in their everyday lives. The book demonstrates that even though George has to make a lot of sacrifices in exchange for their friendship, he is always ready to vouch for Lennie and protect his dream of a better life until the end. This theme is exemplified in Bernard E. Rollins paper on the relationship between George and Lennie and the need for companionship. He writes, “Although loneliness is a prominent theme in the novel, George and Lennie’s unique friendship runs like a red thread through the story and one can read between the lines how valuable this friendship is to both of them. In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21).
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s message is clear: beware false, empty, self-centered interactions, for they will most definitely lead to all-consuming aloneness. He says that it’s possible to feel the loneliest in a big crowd, and that the love you think you need may not be fulfilling after all. He teaches that everyone desires meaningful interactions with other humans, and that life means nothing without them. One can have it all, the American Dream: self-made wealth, status, women and men, the recognition of society, you name it, but if at the end of it all they still feel alone, none of it matters. Nick says during a revelation that his cardinal virtue is honesty, but Fitzgerald obviously disagrees: compassion is the one necessity over all
Compassion for the Simple-Minded Have you ever felt sympathy for someone? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about Lennie and George, who are two migrant workers. Lennie is dense and he does not know how to care for himself. George cares for Lennie. John Steinbeck does a fantastic job of making Lennie a sympathetic character because he has characteristics of a child.
Identity is a controlling factor in the many choices an individual makes in their life. While many strive for success to avoid suffering, these circumstances are useless for moulding desirable characteristics. However, even though it is uncomfortable and correlated with failure, disaster is a necessary evil in the pursuit of growth. In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller demonstrates that when an individual faces adversity, it forces them to make a choice that will positively develop their identity, which otherwise would remain dormant in prosperous situations. John Proctor, the protagonist, is an independent and respectable farmer in a struggling marriage because he was unfaithful to his wife.
Moreover this constant need to be the same drives us to loneliness and incompetence. Furthermore, Michael emphasizes a point of how the constant need to evolve makes one feel lonely and less unique. He further says, “Without this, one might as well be talking to themselves.” In the text, a range of inventions were explored by Michael and Sian with the mission of being closer to one another. The closer they became, the lonelier each of them felt. The human idea still stands, “No one wants to spend eternity alone” (Michael, Egan
Hopeless or Hopelessness? Hopelessness and futility can lead a life into nowhere, because without hope you won 't have a dream or a goal to accomplish. Hopelessness is often shown in places where people have no hope to continue life or anything. In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, it shows hopelessness in character 's dialogue, and character’s actions. In Of Mice and Men, George is one of the characters who lost hope to his friend Lennie, through the actions/troubles Lennie had made.