In this chapter, the gloom is relieved by the hopeful planning of the three men — George, Lennie, and Candy — toward their dream. For the first time in his life, George believes the dream can come true with Candy's down payment. He knows of a farm they can buy, and the readers' hopes are lifted as well, as the men plan, in detail, how they will buy the ranch and what they will do once it is theirs. But while Steinbeck includes this story of hope, the preponderance of the chapter is dark. Both the shooting of Candy's dog and the smashing of Curley's hand foreshadow that the men will not be able to realize their
Throughout the story, the characters realized the impossibility of their dreams. Companionship Companionship is a central theme and motif from Of Mice and Men. Lennie and George often express that they take care and look after each other. Many characters from the story including Crooks, Candy and Curley’s
John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men portrays a life of two migrant workers Lennie and George. They have been best friends. George is characterized as a shorter man with a dark face while lennie is almost the opposite a man with a large face and a large body but he acts childish mentally and often forgets what he is told. Together both of them set off to go work for a ranch in one day hoping to achieve their dream of owning their own ranch. George was always talking to lennie to listen to him and what he says so he would not get into any trouble so they could continue working and saving money for the “dream”.
Think about someone who can be shy at times, but can also be outgoing and protective over certain things. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two friends who take jobs on a farm to earn money so they can buy their own farm. Lennie has a mental disorder, but no one knows about it other than George, who protects him. Lennie gets excited easily, so to try to stay calm he likes to pet soft things. One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft.
The works main characters consisted of George and Lennie two men traveling town to town looking for whatever job they could find on a ranch or farm. In the beginning Lennie is implied to be slower than George, and George has to take care of him. Plus, John steinbeck focuses on the life that George and Lennie had before they found work “bagging barley”(“Mice” 253). The novel mentions George and Lennie 's brief stay in Weed another town they were working in. The problem was that with Lennie being slow, he loves to touch soft objects such as clothing, hair, and even animals, and one day he touched a woman 's dress and just wanted to feel how soft it was and she screamed rape.
George defends Lennie by saying, “He ain’t no cuckoo… He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy,” (Steinbeck 39). With George admitting he knows Lennie is not the most intelligent, but is completely sane, proves that he’s passionately speaking from his heart. Additionally, George has endangered his own life to keep Lennie safe many times in the past. Before arriving to the ranch in Soledad, Lennie and George was staying in a town named Weed.
Thesis: In the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck George does need Lennie as much as Lennie needs George because Lennie provides George with companionship, and Lennie motivates George to have a dream. Throughout the story Lennie provides George with a sense of companionship. When Slim meets George and Lennie he is curious about how George and Lennie travel together wherever they go.
This book is called Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is about two friends named George and Lennie, who try to get their own American Dream. To achieve this, Lennie and George work for some people who are extremely rude to them. George always has to look out for Lennie and would do so much better without him but still sticks with him. Along the way, they meet a lot of friends and even some trouble.
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck reveals that the presence of hope ensures success in life, but also that the lack of hope can lead to downwards spiral. Steinbeck demonstrates this in the final chapters of the book, as more is learned about the individual backstories of each character. The first character that’s revealed was Crooks, who explains his history at the ranch to Lennie, saying, “‘I seen hunderds of men come by on the road an’ on the ranches,.... An’ never a God damn one of ‘em ever gets it.’”(74). Overtime, by seeing countless examples of men having dreams that they never achieved, Crooks begins to believe that there is no hope or chance for anybody’s success, especially him.
His Innocence just makes him more of a likeable character. He acts just like a child in this passage the most. You see it by his reaction with the mouse, and the ketchup on the beans and finally the tending of the rabbits on the farm. He also thinks about George in a very loving way; just as if he was George’s brother. This will make Lennie a very likeable character towards the readers.
Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned. "(Steinbeck, 40)
Fortunately, they found a job in Soledad, California. However, Lennie 's fascination on the soft things and with beautiful woman threatens to destroy their dreams. The story includes many ironies, mainly from the major characters . The author from
Of Mice and Men Summary Lennie and George are the great friends on a journey to find work. They are unable to hold down jobs, because of Lennie’s disability for holding pretty objects, like puppies, mice, rabbits, and women. They soon find good fortune when they get work at a ranch near California. George fears how the boss will react to Lennie, so he insists that he’ll do the talking.
Tapanga Borkosky Mrs. Tardibuono Lit 10, 5b/c Sept. 20, 2016 Of Mice and Men In 1937, John Steinbeck wrote a book called Of Mice and Men. The book was about two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. George and Lennie traveled with each other to different places in California. Lennie relies on George for almost everything, and George slowly get sick of it.
Then Curley comes in and looks for his wife. When he hears that she isn 't there and that Slim is also in the barn, he goes to the barn, and then Whit and Carlson follow him and hopes for a fight. Candy overhears the discussion between George and Lennie of their farm, and offers to contribute $300 toward the cost if George and Lennie will let him join them. George eventually agrees, and then the three men muse on what their place will be like and they agree not to tell anyone of their plans. Candy admits he should have shot his dog himself.