A big part of the George and Lennie’s lives is the dream that they share: to make enough money and buy their own ranch and be able to grow crops and raise animals. Lennie has a very big attraction to soft things that he can pet; this gets him in trouble throughout his life. Many events in Of Mice and Men are foreshadowed such as Curley’s wife’s untimely death, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie’s death. In the novel Lennie shows great interest in petting soft things, and it is also shown that Lennie normally kills the things he pets. However, Lennie and George were caught in a situation in Weed where Lennie grabbed onto a girls dress and this got him and George into serious trouble.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions. The relationship between the characters George and Lennie is a strong example of friendship in this novel.
In addition, the book does not present George as having enjoyed killing Lennie, in fact, it is quite the opposite. After killing Lennie, George is stiff and numb, and Slim, a farmhand, decides to take him for a drink. Of Mice and Men should be read in schools and be available in libraries, not banned from people’s access. The sympathetic characters, compelling plot, and a strong companionship that runs throughout the book are all positive aspects of keeping this book available to read. Throughout their journeys, Lennie and George hoped that they could acquire a small farm, and this hope brought them through many difficult times together.
When seeking contrast between two different pieces of literature the themes can be used to find a shared message in the writing. “Of mice and men” by John Steinbeck and “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns share a theme of longing for a better life. In “Of Mice and Men”, the characters have a vision of the perfect life; it’s this vision that makes their misfortune so heartbreaking. In Robert Burns’ poem, his tone of envy towards a life without worry shows us he to has a vision of a perfect life: A life of
The American dream is something that we all strive for in one way or another. Whether it’s being equal to the people around you, or having freedom to be successful in whatever you want in life. But for the characters in Of Mice and Men it is the dream of owning land and being independent from everyone else. But the American Dream is not something that is given to you, it includes work ethic, knowing that the dream may be impossible and the sacrifice that may have to be made. These are all things that George and Lennie and other characters in the book have to do to eventually reach the American dream.
The story Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck was made to describe how the 1930’s was when the Great Depression came about. The characters George and Lennie had a very special bond. They took good care over one another and made sure one another stay out of trouble. They also support each other with their one goal in life, such as wanting to have land of their own. All these things come with consequences, they have to risk or sacrifice things for each other or are responsible for one another.
Both ‘I’m Not Scared’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’ show the existing relationships between the main characters are influenced by their own dreams. Michele, the protagonist in ‘I’m Not Scared’ has a sense of obligation, this sense is stronger than his fear towards what his father (Pino) might say. Michele knows that the villagers and
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers, who find themselves distracted by dreams of better days. Throughout the story, Steinbeck suggests that the American dream can be detrimental to ones psyche,
Their Dream effected them by giving them happy thoughts when times got bad or when the work day was dragging on. Lennie is the one in this book that gets the most affected by the Dream. Whenever Lennie is frustrated George re tells him about their Dream with the farm and rabbits. Lennie loves rabbits, he desires to tend to them and take care of these
Both Lennie and George have a similar idea of what they want for their American dream and that is to someday owning a farm. If they achieve this it would offer protection and financial care. Crooks tells them that they won’t be able to achieve their American dream and this ends up being true for them. Lennie explains their dream and says " 'Well, ' said George, 'we 'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we 'll just say the hell with going ' to work, and we 'll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an ' listen to the rain coming ' down on the roof... '" (Steinbeck 15).
In Of Mice and Men, George demonstrates that you can be friends with who ever you want which can make unique friendship and being open minded, because he has a friend that has trouble controlling himself, but George still continued to help him and stay beside him. The story takes back in the day during the American great depression and people struggles to live in America. The two main characters in the story are George who is the sharp eyed hard worker and Lennie who is handicapped and has bad control of himself. George and Lennie are searching for work and Lennie who happens to cause trouble for George which gets in George’s way a lot and because of Lennie they had to leave the town, because they were interviewing job with the manager
The sacrifices friends make to help a friend get out of trouble. In the book Of Mice and Men with John Steinbeck shows that friends make great sacrifices to help each other. This book is about two friends traveling to a new job and ultimately ending in one friend making the choice of taking his best “friend” life. Steinbeck 's description of George and Lennie’s friendship helps justify what George did in the end. George takes care of Lennie.
In the novel Of Mice and Men George tells Lennie “You… an’ me. Ever’body gonna be nice to you. Ain’t gonna be no more trouble. Nobody gonna hurt nobody nor steal from em’“ (Steinbeck #) to comfort him. Which John Steinbeck, the author, is trying to show us how lives were lived, especially what Lennie faced in his life.