During his conversation with Lennie, Crooks jokes around with him. Crooks tells Lennie to “s’pose George don’t come back no more” (71), which ends up scaring Lennie. Crooks takes pleasure in messing with Lennie’s head as his face lights up with “pleasure in his torture” (71). As Crooks is usually powerless due to his skin color, he takes enjoyment in the power he receives from manipulating Lennie. When Crooks continues to joke that George will never come back, Lennie threatens Crooks, Lennie walks “dangerously towards Crooks” (71) and demands he tell him what happened to George.
When interpreting a work as an allegory, it is always worth paying some attention to the intent of the writers, and the scriptwriters of High Noon intended to write it as an allegory for blacklisting. The easiest way to see this interpretation is to see Sheriff Kane as a victim of blacklisting. His fruitless search for help in fighting Miller symbolizes how alone those brought in front of the House of Un-American Activities were. Their former friends would not help them,
When conversing with Slim about Lennie, George stated that he “ ‘ Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself…. That wasn’t so damn much fun after a while.’ “ (40) George in the beginning would exploit Lennie’s slowness by telling him to do things that were dangerous. After time passed, George stopped having fun with it because it was a bittersweet realisation that Lennie would always be easily
“Boll weevil is War. He is hateful, avaricious, murderous, and devastating” Boll weevil and war are both hateful. This is shown in the quote, “ Cecil’s body lay sprawled near the door. Boll weevil pulled his knife from the man’s chest. … Before moving away, he looked at Cecil and raised his foot, kicking him several times in the head to release his hateful venom” (108).
George made the right choice because Lennie’s a danger to others. Lennie was smiling at the memory of the ranch when Curley caught him and then he demanded Lennie to fight him. When Lennie refused Curley started hitting him so George told him to fight back.
Curley is unfriendly, insecure, menacing, and hostile towards others. Each of these traits affects surrounding characters in a negative way. Curley is a very unfriendly character. It is shown multiple times through Of Mice and Men that Curley can be very unfriendly. Even when Curley first met George and Lennie, he did not have the decency of being nice to them.
Lennie was busy trying to have George’s dreams come true, even if Lennie was destroying his own reality. Repetition was used to show how their american dream was constantly becoming harder and harder to reach and they never even noticed. By using repetition, John Steinbeck refers to how Lennie’s mass killings would help destroy their reality’s while chasing their
When everyone almost surrounded him, Curley felt pressured and felt the need to regain his power, so he decided to do what he always does and picked a
A quest that is doomed from its inception will always cause irreparable damage to its participants. Whether failure comes in the form of death or abandonment, at the deepest level, the questers realize that their journey is hopeless, creating an emotion that alters their behavior and character. In Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor, his analysis of quests in literature, and in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men’s tragic climax in which two companions must part ways in the form of murder, the harrowing effects of a journey with impossible aspirations are proven, both through the fundamental elements of quests across literature, and through the personal journeys of companions George and Lennie, the ending of which triggers
i. Explanation: The character Curley attempts to seem domineer towards Lennie due to his physique, which can be traced by envy. In his first impressions, Curley tries to make Lennie speak, but because Lennie is docile to George he did not. Thus, giving Curley a greater chance to be ‘formidable’. This is all because of Curley 's wife being a ‘tart’ (in order words promiscuous), and Curley trying to avoid another man being a suitor towards his
Killing Lennie “You hadda, George. I swear you hadda” (Steinbeck 107). Slim, one of the main characters in Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, says this to George as they walk away from Lennie’s body. Slim helps George realize that he did the right thing by killing Lennie himself instead of letting someone else do it before he did.
In the book “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck uses characterization to demonstrate the humans are self centered, and that they don’t pay much attention to others. To begin with, Steinbeck shows that humans are self centered through the use of characterization. After Lennie dies, Carlson says, “now what the hell you suppose is eatin’ them two guys.” (Steinbeck 107). This dialogue serves to remind us that even though someone just died right in front of them, they don’t honestly care.
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone
George’s character does not really change during the book. However, the reader’s opinion of him starts to view him as a loving, caring figure. This change of opinion is the result of more of his character being revealed. At the start of the book he just seems like an everyday person looking for work. However, his relationship with Lennie shows a warm, brother-like character.
Friendship is something everyone needs to survive. Without friends, there is no one to look to in times of need; no one to support you . In the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, it is clear that George and Lennie are best friends who always stay together, even though their relationship is strained. But sometimes, friends must do what is best for the other. Due to this, it is clear that George was justified in killing Lennie at the end of the novel.