The beginning of the novel starts out with a description of the area that George and Lennie will be staying the night. Likewise, with George and Lennie walking to the new ranch rambling about how upset they are that they now have to abandon Weeds and go somewhere new because of another one of Lennie’s incidents. They discuss how annoying it is that the bus driver said that they would only need to walk a couple miles up the road when in reality they walked a great deal. However, the movie commences with a lady in red frantically running in a field and a bunch of men on horses (police) chasing after George and Lennie. George and Lennie then hide in an irrigation riverside until the police go away.
George´s character knows he would have an easier time without Lennie but he sticks with him anyway, showing that companionship is worth the hardships. ¨’...if I was alone I could live so easy...no mess at all…’ George went on furiously. ‘I got you!...You get in trouble…I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie. ‘Cause I want you to stay with me”(12,14). The author uses the word “furiously” to show how angry George is that Lennie makes his life so hard.
Although Lennie doesn't like the ranch, because of George's words and Lennie's trust in George, Lennie stays on the ranch. Their friendship is being tested with the trust that Lennie has in George. Another example of the trust between George and Lennie is when they are in the clearing. George tells Lennie if he gets in trouble to "come right here an' hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you." (15).
George only wants few dollars in his pocket and the chance to be his own man within the restricted parameters available to men like him. In the novel, Lennie and George discuss about their future dreams, “O.K. Someday – we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and– ” “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” Lennie shouted. “An’ have rabbits. Go on George!
Throughout the novella we see some of the different ways that Steinbeck leads up to George's final decision to shoot Lennie. At the start Lennie is portrayed as a childlike, animalistic, simpleminded character. "Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie approached, drew back, approached again." This description of Lennie shows that Lennie's manner is that of a loyal dog, George here is shown almost as Lennie's master, as it gives the imagery of George watching Lennie bring the dead mouse to him as a dogs master watches their canines every move. Also by linking Lennie to an animal Steinbeck is making us question if Lennie can be held accountable for his actions.
George and Lennie begin their journey by the stream. They are on their way to a near-by ranch. The land surrounding them is thick in vegetation and has its own wildlife.The ranch, where the majority of the story takes place, appears isolated and lonely. It has a ranch house, a bunkhouse where the workers live, a barn, and a harness-room off the barn. PLOT Two workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are to start work.
The book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is about two friends that are always working together. One of the three main characters, Lennie, is mentally handicapped, who has a muscular body, strong and tall. His other friend, George, is intelligent but unlike Lennie, he has a small body and he is smart. They move around and work together. Lennie and George try to find new jobs because they have been fired from their previous job that causes them to move to another city.
The film depicts George going over the ‘rules’ for Lennie at this new farm in Soledad because in the past Lennie has accidentally caused trouble, so George wanted to make sure he stayed in line. He repeatedly told Lennie that if he did anything bad that he wouldn't be allowed to tend the rabbits, which is what Lennie looks forward to the most on their dream farm. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, George and Lennie are camping in the forest before starting their new job the next day. This is salient because it reveals not only how their dream keeps them together, but also how it makes them go the extra distance in hopes of achieving it. Near the end of the movie, Curley wife came into the barn to try and chat up Lennie, but Lennie told Curley’s wife that he wasn't allowed to talk to her because George told him she might cause some problems.
Owning and tending the rabbits mainly Lennie's dream but both of them want a farm. It was evident that Lennie and George wanted nothing more than to have a farm of their own as shown in this quote; “OK Someday- we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres, an’ a cow and some pigs and- An’ live off the fatta the lan’.” (p.14). This quote demonstrates their aspiration to possess their own land, Because of the time period in which Steinbeck writes the book, this was what was known as the “American Dream”, which served as deep motivation to many. Workers like Lennie and George have no family, no home, and very little control over their lives “With us it ain't like that. We got a future.”(p.14).George emphasizes that their dream makes them special.
The last scene of Lennie and George displays their usual relationship Lennie committing mistakes and George being mad at him. Steinbeck portrays sadness on this scene exhibits their usual relationship, but this time one thing is different, since George is pretending to be angry at him, by being apprehensive. The task George is about to do is definitely a hard one so he decide to sweet talk Lennie about their dream of the ranch while he prepares himself mentally to commit this action. There is no doubt that this was something tough for George, here is where the concept