How does steinbeck introduce the main characters in the novel? John Steinbeck is the author of Mice and men, a novel about two men set in the 1930´s.George and Lennie.They move from farm to farm for jobs,is a very lonely life for them they only have each other they move through the country following “The American dream“.George is strict and responsable, and in charge of Lennie, Lennie is childish, strong and not very bright.This characters are very opposite but they take care of eachother. Steinbeck introduce the character´s personality by using actions onomatopeias and similies “Lennie “drank with long gulps,snorting into the water like a horse” George “george knelt beside the pool and drank from his hand with quick scoops”.Their actions show their personalities,it shows how Lennie goes after what he wants ignoring the consequences by demonstrating he doesn 't care how clean the water is,that he is now wet, or how to properly drink water,he just cares about how thirsty he is.It shows how George is more of a mature and clean guy showing how he analyses what he is going to do,how he thinks before he acts,opposite to Lennie.By using the word “gulps“ it illustrates the quantity of water Lennie is
John Steinbeck`s novel "Of Mice and men" focuses on the lonely people during the Great Depression and how they struggle for better life. Steinbeck wrote his book on his own experiences in 1930s, as homeless man, who had struggle to earn money for food. The title of the book copied from Robert Burns "To a mouse". J. Steinbecks novel takes place during the "Great Depression" when people had not enough money to feed families in the USA and begins near the Salinas River in Soledad, California. Story is about two migrant workers George Milton and Lennie Smalls who seeking job ranch to ranch.
The theme power, shown in competence, gender, and race, affects relationships. To better understand the novella Of Mice and Men, the background of the story must be elaborated. The setting of the story takes place in the Salinas Valley, California during the The Great Depression in the 1930s. John Steinbeck, the author, tells about the protagonist, George, and the antagonist, Lennie, and their journey of constantly finding new work to pursue George’s dream to own his farm and “live off the fatta the
Imagine if you were working very hard on a ranch and you only got paid $50 a month. Well, this was the life during the Great Depression. In John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, George Milton, a ranch worker and one of the main protagonists, is a small, wiry, quick-witted man. He has to take care of his friend Lennie Small, a mentally disabled man who has the perception and social skills of a 5-year-old. However, Lennie is exceptionally strong and he is very hard-working on the ranch.
George and Lennie, prominent characters in the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, are migrant workers—men who move from place to place to do seasonal work— who end up in California and are faced with numerous problems. Set in the era of the great depression, the story of Lennie and George, two very different men who have formed a family-like union, takes place on a farm where Lennie struggles to stay out of trouble. Having committed an unintentional, harmful act, Lennie is faces severe consequences; and George must decide to make a necessary decision which changes the mood of the entire novel. By the comparison and contrast of George and Lennie, unique characters who are very different from each other, the reader can better acquaint himself
Emma Siu English 9 Ms. Mueller April 19, 2017 Two Truths, One Lie: Steinbeck’s attempt in displaying historical and cultural elements through Of Mice and Men Picture, constantly living in fear that someone could come barging in the middle of the night, coming to lynch you. Picture, not living at all, being cooped up in a house all day, not being able to do anything and living a life of boredom. In the early 1930’s, the Great Depression is in its mits and racial minorities are fearful for their lives, women’ role in society is miniscule and the mentally challenged are being institutionalized. Throughout John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he accurately represents the historical and cultural elements presented in the 1930’s, including:
Dreaming Through the Hardships During the hard times of the Great Depression, many people were out of work or losing their jobs. Many worked as farm hands on ranches for some extra cash and usually a few free meals. In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, there are a few men working on a farm in Soledad, California doing just this. For three of these men, all they want is to have their own ranch to live off of and work to fulfill their own needs. For Candy, George, and Lennie, this is their all time goal-what they’ve been dreaming about forever-and they intend to soon fulfill this.
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he writes about how two migrant ranch partners, George and Lennie, endure many challenges by describing how they work together to fulfill a planned dream. The dream gets cut short through a tragic event that leaves everyone asking why. Steinbeck wants his readers to understand the challenges George faced taking care of Lennie after his Aunt Clara dies. Good friends watch out for others, but great friends stick up for others. George and Lennie faced fear, found safety in each other, had a great friendship, and faced reality together throughout Steinbeck’s novella.
Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is about the lives of working men on a ranch during the Great depression. John Steinbeck was highly capable of capturing the lives and thoughts of working men during the Great Depression, also bringing in the suffrage of mentality and how it was viewed by others in that era. However, there was one character, Slim, who fully understood the concept of a corrupted mentality and how one should deal with that dilemma. When it is stated “His hands, large and lean, were as delicate in their action as those of a temple dancer” (Steinbeck 33-34) the author is showing that though he is a skinner, his hands seem rather sophisticated and set off a soothing mood. From this evidence, it is shown that if one closely
John Steinbeck, author of the iconic Of Mice and Men, tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. A few miles away from that ranch in Soledad is a river surrounded by lush nature. Because this meadow is so close to the ranch, humans act like invasive species ruining the area in which they don’t belong. Steinbeck establishes the setting through the use of contrasting imagery, similes, and repetition in order to reveal how humans destroy nature’s serenity. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses contrasting imagery in order to establish the setting.
They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want. They meet many people, some nice and some mean. One of the first characters they meet is candy. A very nice older man and his old dog. Candy’s dog is very old and suffering, in this book they made a decision to put him down.
Of Mice of Men, is a novel about George and Lennie, two ambulatory migrant companions and workers. They traveled through California during the Great Depression, looking for some work opportunities. Besides, the main characters George and Lennie personified the struggles to survive during the Depression. They possesses a strong dream of having their own farm. However, Lennie is mentally disabled, but a physically tough man who travels with George, his best and possibly only friend.
Of Mice and men, by John Steinbeck, takes place in Salinas Valley, California during the Great Depression. The story is about 2 men, Lennie, a mentally challenged man, and George, Lennie’s unofficial guardian and caretaker. They have just gotten a new job and are trying to make a living, and work towards their goal of having their own farm one day. But do to continuous problems caused by Lennie, they face many struggles. Steinbeck raises the question, “Is mercy killing (euthanasia) ever justifiable?” All Lennie really does is hurt the people round him, therefore what George did abetted the community.
Title Of Mice and Men is set in California during the Great Depression. The Depression was a hard time in history for many Americans due to the lack of money, lack of work, and often lack of family. Many men had to search for jobs all alone. Americans felt depressed and hopeless during the Depression because they say no hope or good in the future. Steinbeck establishes a desperate mood and makes the reader prepare for tragedy by using words with negative connotations and by foreshadowing.
George, a small man with sharp features, and Lennie, a tall man with light eyes are two farm workers heading to a ranch where they will work. Lennie has a mental disability with an affinity for soft things and George acts as his guardian. They stop at a river in the valley and Lennie persuades George to tell him how they will buy land and live off the crops they farm together. Once the two men get to the farm, they are greeted by Candy, an old swamper, and Curley, the boss’s son. Curley and Lennie immediately start off on the wrong foot, despite Lennie’s timid disposition.