They will naturally be protective of their beloved owners, but since they are like people so much they do not make good guard dogs unless you want them to lick the intruder to death. ("About Pit bulls."). Pit bulls are a very popular breed, if you go to a dog park, you will see many pit bulls playing friendly with the other dogs. In fact, many pitbull owners have never had to break up a fight between their pup and another dog. ("About Pitbulls." ).
In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie both express themes of friendship, love, and loyalty. George has been through everything with Lennie, whether it was good or bad. Even when Lennie got into some trouble and was accused of rape in Weed by touching a girls dress, George helped him escape. When they escaped, they went to find a job together to earn money for a little ranch or farm of their own. Lennie is a big, mentally dumb yet gentle man, while George is a small yet quick-witted man.
The kangaroo, which saw all of this happen, doesn’t believe her eyes and tells Horton there couldn’t possibly by someone living on something so small, she couldn’t hear them so they weren’t real. We later find out that the spec has a whole town (Whoville) and the mayor needs help from Horton to save them from the bigger world. The kangaroo tries to get rid of the spec but is unsuccessful because Horton in committed to all Who’s in the town. If you have not read it, I encourage you to because it is a fun journey. There are countless messages in this book, all starting with the famous quote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.
There are other breed of dogs that are more dangerous than a pit bull. The pit bull is less dangerous than a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. A person that owns a pit bull told the Rocky Mountain News that her pit bull is really friendly and affectionate even with strangers. She also said that there’s nothing from her pit bull that makes her different than other dogs. She also said that her French Poodle is more aggressive than her pitbull (“Current Events, a Weekly Reader publication”).
However he first tells Lennie about their dream, about tending rabbits, living off the land from the crops, and shoots him. Friendship and Loneliness is shown here where George is Lennie’s best friend, and everyone else stays away leaving Lennie alone. Other times in the novel the reader witnesses many other characters face this same factor of isolation. Some examples are,
(ch.5 pg.47) It all clearly points to the fact that all animals (and humans) have different strengths and different jobs and that they are not equal. This is also the case because some of the animals capabilities elevated their status within their society. This inequality sometimes helped the farm by providing a firm government but often lead to harsh mistreatment of many of the animals. The only reason animals often listened to the leader was because he had ferocious dogs protected him and in certain cases he used that power to protect his own interests.
They use to make fun of my accent they would taunt me and say “Howdy y’all!” and act like a cowboy. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men setting of the 1930’s in Salinas Valley, California we meet the static and round character Lennie Smalls and his best friend George a dynamic character. While it is obvious to the reader that Lennie has a mental disability because of his actions, it is never directly stated.
That night he went to Crooks room as his light was on, there he told him about his dream of petting rabbits, after a little while of arguments, when George returned he went to bed. The next day, while the other men were playing Horseshoe, Lennie found out that he had killed his little pet. He was very sad and hid it but by then Curely’s wife had entered and had seen what he was hiding. They both had a little chat about themselves, and she told him how she was going to be a star in Hollywood. Lennie told her that he liked soft things, then she said her hair was soft so he touched it, but Lennie did not stop so he picked her and broke her neck in fear.
Lennie’s closed hand slowly obeyed.’ (Steinbeck 6) Lennie had obeyed what George has told him because George must
One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him. As one reads this book, he/she will start to realize that Candy longs for a home, one with people who not only respect him, but care for him as well. And when he hears about George and Lennie’s farm idea, he thinks he’s finally found what he’s always wanted. But when Goerge Takes that fateful shot on Lennies skull, it ruins Candy’s dreams too. He comes to the realization that his dreams will never come true after this major
Personally, I think Of Mice and Men is a novel that should be read by everyone because it is genuine and compassionate novel that takes interest in the lives of workers during the Depression Era. Not only does it highlight the power and powerlessness of the workers but also their humanity. The novel revealed what made the workers like everyone else and what made them different. There were, and still are, many controversies surrounding Steinbeck 's works, but what is more interesting and entertaining then a good controversy to participate in. We should use Steinbeck 's novels as a reminders of power play that takes place in our day to day life.
Of Mice and Men “listen, nigger,” she said. “you know what I can do to you if you open your trap?” (pg.80). This shows how the word “nigger” is used to control a black person. In the book of Mice and Men the word “nigger” is used quite often but towards crooks, since he is the only black person in the book.
Landownership and Power In the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck helps readers to understand that land ownership plays a major role in power, in that the more land a person owns, the more power they will believe they have, therefore changing their identity, making them feel more superior than others, mainly shown in the scene where Curley’s wife comes into Crooks' room and the men start standing up to the like no one has before. Steinbeck shows us this through many characters, including Candy, Lennie, Curley, Curley’s wife, the Boss, and Crooks. Candy automatically feels like he has more power over Curley’s wife just because he thinks he will soon have more land than her.
In the book,”Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck the theme power and powerlessness can drive people to do desperate and sometimes cruel things is portrayed throughout the book. More explicitly seen with George. The text reveals George being powerless by stating, “And George raised the gun and steadied it... He pulled the trigger.” This is a strong example of powerlessness because Lennie’s Childlike demeanor and behavior has caused many problems in a brief period of time and now George must pull the trigger before somebody else does.
hroughout all of human history social standings have been determined by a hierarchy. John Steinbeck examines the social hierarchy in his novella, Of Mice and Men . The story is set on a ranch in the 1930’s and follows two migrant workers named George and Lennie, who work on a ranch in Salinas, California. There is a hierarchy among the residents on the ranch, and each individual’s ranking is determined by social status. Using the character of Curley’s wife, the only woman on the ranch, Steinbeck reveals how women are segregated from society furthering his argument that the social hierarchy is determined by factors created by society.