Gavin Bucheger 11-26-2017 “Of Mice and Men” By John Steinbeck ! !Warning Spoilers!! Genre- Western Fictional Tragedy Plot summary – George and Lennie are traveling workers going from job to job trying to get enough money to get their own piece of land. The stop to rest one night by a tree next to a lake and Lennie finds a dead mouse in his pocket. George tells him to throw it away but Lennie wants to keep it because he likes to pet soft things.
However, Lennie is exceptionally strong and he is very hard-working on the ranch. While working on the ranch, they meet Candy, a swamper who lost one of his hands in a farm accident. He spent most of his life on the ranch living with his dog, who is blind, stinky, and can barely walk. As the novella progresses, the reader will observe that the relationship between Lennie and George and the relationship between Candy and his dog are both similar and different in certain ways. George and Lennie are similar to Candy and his dog because like Candy 's dog, Lennie turns to George to take care of him.
In the novella Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, there is a contrast in the power of authority among two conflicting characters. Of Mice and Men takes place during the 1930s, when the Great Depression caused the circulation of migrant workers, two of whom being George and Lennie. On a Soledad ranch, works Slim, a jerkline skinner who oversees the other workers on the field whilst they load barley, with Slim steering the mules. To the workers, Slim gives off a wise aura, with each of his words taken on any subject, and is conscientious, as he is the works hard to be the best on the grain team. Slim gets his authority on the ranch through respect, which is seen in many events throughout the novella.
Jones and his men fail and the animals keep going about their lives. But when Snowball decided to bring to light his idea of a windmill that could power the farm and decrease the amount of work days the animals had to put in Napoleon decided to come out of the shadows and show everyone what he has really been planning. Earlier Napoleon took a litter of puppies away from their mother for private teaching in this he trained the dogs to do certain mean and terrible things when given a certain command. He uses this against Snowball and Snowball is never heard from
The owners of puppy mills will sell the puppies to Ppetsmart, Ppetco, and other breeders around the area. The people buying the puppies have no idea that they are sick and are in need of serious care of a veterinarian. They the breedersn sell the puppies at the local stores in town. The puppies will die from the sickness and possibly spread the disease to other animals in the
But here's a reality check for you, their parents are forced to mate in puppy mills and their mothers are used to having babies and that's it. In tiny cramped cages that they can barely move in and with matted hair and once they are too old or unhealthy to have babies, they get killed. Not even humanely, tortured and then killed. Have you ever noticed that your purebred dog lives half as long as your friends shelter dog? This is where Inbreeding comes in.
The book illustrates the day to day life of George and Lennie, ranch workers who are living in the time of the great depression, who have a dream of owning their own ranch one day. Lennie is different than the other men because of his mental disability that doesn’t allow Lennie to understand what others do and say. George, his friend, took the responsibility of taking care of him. Because of his disability, Lennie has accidentally taken the life of Curley’s wife which then leads to the death of Lennie himself, also George and Lennie can’t accomplish their goal of owning a ranch. Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch.
Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, the three characters, Curly wife, Candy, and Crooks struggle with loneliness that they try to overcome by searching for friendship with others on the ranch. Crooks demonstrates loneliness because he is the only black man on the ranch and he lives in the barn separated from the others. Candy is the old man on the ranch who has lost his hand and lost his dog, witch later results in him being lonely. Since candy lost his dog he has no-one to take care of, talk to, or play with, thus making him isolated. Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely.
“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, is set in California in the 1930s during the Great Depression. George and Lennie, farm workers with the dream of owning their own ranch, are the protagonists. They find work in a ranch near Soledad and are met by different characters suffering from loneliness, motivated only by their dreams. In the novel, “Of Mice and Men”. Steinbeck portrays the theme of loneliness and isolation effectively through key fictional characters and a number of underlying themes.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.