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.
The symbolism and allegorical features of the film are both extremely vague and contradictory, making any one interpretation difficult to justify and easy to disprove. 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,
George is basically Lennie’s caregiver because he is constantly reminding him what was said, and what to do in trouble, so Lennie has an advantage in the relationship over George. 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 did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself. 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. So Lennie fought back “Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it.
In the realistic fiction, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, all of the different characters have different traits that affect others in different ways. 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.
John Steinbeck used repetition in the killings caused by Lennie to show how he unintentionally did it. 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
No big son-of-a-b**** is gonna laugh at me." Curley says this because he wanted to show everyone in the room that he had the most power by beating up Lennie. 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
He figures he’s got you scared and he’s gonna take a sock at you the first chance he gets,’” (Page 29 of Of Mice and Men). 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’.