As Crooks explains, his hope of fitting in is not possible, but it remains his greatest hope. Finally, Lennie is discriminated against in Of Mice and Men because he is mentally disabled. Like Crooks who is black, he has no control over this fact, but it separates him from other men and makes him feel a little isolated. It also can get him into a lot of trouble as is shown when they leave
In both cases instead of feeling sorry for scaring or killing them, he is angry at them because of it. Finally, Lennie’s strength is too great for him. Steinbeck writes “And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.”(91). Just like the mice that he squeezed too hard, and the puppy he shook too harshly, Lennie’s strength had gotten the best of him. Although he never intended to kill anything, he could not contain his own
George and Lennie are the main characters in this story. They are two young friends who were left with nothing except some hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have dreamt of having and owning a small farm, but they were not able to fulfill their wishes because their lives were followed by heartbreaking failure. In the text, ‘Of Mice and Men’, friendship is portrayed in a very confusing way. It is dangerous so as to say.
I feel that if people aren’t honest with each other most of the time they can’t get along. Although George and Lennie aren’t always honest with each other, they are when it is really needed. Lennie is hesitant to tell George that he has mice but, he reveals them after a while. “George looked sharply at him. “‘What’d you take outta that pocket?”’ “‘Ain’t a thing in my pocket,”’ Lennie said cleverly.
The presence of friendship affecting Candy when he has a hard time letting go of his long time friend and when Lennie relies on his friendship with George to get him through tough situations. The absence of friendship affects characters like Crooks; since he is black and feels like he is not wanted he always wants to be alone and have his space. The presence and absence of friendship can affect different characters in different ways; especially in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and
Society and Morality as Obstacles to the Human Desire The social and moral concerns placed on individual desire restraints our way of life and don’t let us live our human desire. Through the analysis of characterization and conflict one can determine a common theme which is that social and moral concerns prohibit a human from chasing their desires. In the novel Of Mice and men, Slim is the only characters who seem to be at peace with himself, highly skilled mule driver and knowledge person. “Slim-ism”, “why more men don’t travel around together and speculate that maybe it’s because everyone is scared of everyone else and don’t appreciate their friendship.” George’s small, wiry, quick-witted man and care taking of Lennie. Lennie’s bigger, lumbering, childlike migrant worker with mild mental disability.
Why live in reality when there are dreams? George and Lennie’s dreams are to get a place on their own and live in it peacefully, and tend rabbits, but unfortunately, George killed Lennie due to some conflicts led by Lennie rather than letting his friends kill him. He did it out of love. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men bespeaks the idea that dreams are important for a bright future, visualized by each character differently, and ultimately affects the future of each character.
In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the protagonists, George and Lennie have an ambitious dream that leads them through ups and downs. Of Mice and Men was written from inspiration from a poem by Robert Burns named “To a Mouse” which was about how the best dreams often go wrong. Throughout his novella, Steinbeck attempts to tell readers that the American Dream is impossible to achieve and it is not worth setting their mind solely to that dream, as other people will discourage them and it will fall apart. Throughout the novella, George and Lennie encounter many people who tell them that they should give up on their dreams as they are impossible to achieve. When Lennie and Candy are talking to Crooks in his room Crooks says, “‘I seen hundreds
My happiness is influenced by my ability to make those around me happy and I pride myself in my ability to make instant and long lasting connections. In
Along with this, many people tend to get along better because they can relate to them or they act alike . “It is seen even in today 's world that we generally get along better with people similar to ourselves, conformity can give this illusion that we are more like others as we do as they do and reap the benefits.”(Peutherer) Overall, conformity has many benefits in society and it also has a lot to deal with company