Love Over Lust Anyone can start a relationship, but maintaining a healthy one does not happen as easy. People grow apart, people change, or they simply lose touch. This is not true with George and Lennie, the two men in John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men.’ In the novel, the close friends find a job together and work as hard as they can to reach their goal of a house of their own. This is the only thing that gives George, the smaller one of the duo, hope. George makes an enemy of Curley, the ranch owner’s son, but continues to work there to obtain their dream until an unfortunate mishap happens with Curley’s wife and Lennie.
The characters in Of Mice and Men all have original and unique characteristics inside of them, but no matter how different, they all have the same reactions of giving up when thinking about dreams. The main characters George and Lennie, recently unemployed migrant workers, move to a new ranch for work. Thrown into a cruel, misshapen life that doesn’t end well for the majority of characters, George and Lennie find themselves in a dilemma that seems all too familiar. John Steinbeck uses the characters in Of Mice and Men to show that dreams are fragile and they need friends to support them. Curley’s wife has a dream of becoming a famous actress, but her dream falls apart due to the fact that she has no support or help.
John Steinbeck teaches us that setting goals in life is important because people never get better in life without a purpose. In the book Of Mice and Men there are many cases of farm workers who plan to work on a farm their entire life, it is different for these two friends that want to make themselves a better life. George and Lennie are always talking about owning their own farm in the future, with this ambition, they both are already ahead of those who do not strive for their dreams or feel that their dreams are not realistic enough. Keeping an optimistic mindset is key in striving for your dreams. Lennie is always asking George to talk about the farm they are going to have even though George has told the story many times.
“A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” (Mandy Hale) This powerful quote relates to the manifold relationships in Of Mice and Men, because the most powerful relationship in the story was built upon individual assets coming together to create a successful trio. While the destructive relationship in the book is the entirety of the quote, as George is the one being dragged down. Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck features two migrant workers, George and Lennie who acquire jobs at a ranch after running out of their previous town due to conflict. The two are hustling to make their dream a reality, but the problems they face put their dream at great risk of never coming true.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who are on a mission to live off the “fatta the lan’.” The story is based in 1930s Salinas Valley, California, and shows the troubles that George and Lennie meet while they work on a ranch to earn enough money to buy their own land. After a mishap leads to Lennie killing a rancher’s wife, George kills Lennie as an act of mercy for the safety of others and for Lennie himself. The differences and similarities between George and Lennie give light to what motivates their actions and how they function together. George is a small but smart man who seems to be weighed down by the burden of looking out for Lennie but is still happy to have someone to share his
In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator is static and stays selfish throughout the entire story. In the beginning of the story, the narrator finds out his brother isn’t “normal” so he threatens and brainstorms ways to kill him; “It was bad enough having an invalid brother… so I began to make plans to kill him.” The narrator was so self centered and couldn’t handle not getting the “normal” brother he wanted, he was going to end his life. In the middle of the story, the narrator says, “ I was so embarrassed at having a brother who couldn’t walk so I set out to teach him.” He only wanted to teach him to walk for himself, he didn’t even care how hard it would be for his brother or if he wanted to walk. Although when
If you think about it, these guys have a lot in common. They may not all come from great, supportive families and they are all definitely just trying to make money to one day leave the farm. Ever since Lennie and Curley have met, there has always been tension, even if Lennie didn’t know it! When Curley and Lennie got in fight everyone was behind Lennie. “Slim smiled wryly.
Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others. The factors that classify Boo Radley is his morality and his sentiments. In the beginning of the novel, everyone misjudges Boo Radley as a radical and violent man, including Scout and Jem. There were many false allegations made that Boo Radley was in power of killing his father with scissors, poisoned the pecans in his yard, and is chosen to blame for all the “stealthy crimes”, in Maycomb County. For many years Boo has cared dearly for the Finch children.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends named Lennie Small and George Milton's small adventure on a ranch. While on the ranch they encounter came to face new people and small conflicts. They also learn about the other characters dreams, while they add on to their own. As the story progresses readers learn that George and Lennie have a close bond, but in certain situations Lennie gets George into serious trouble representing Lennie as a burden. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself.
It started going astray in Weed when they were forced to run away and find new work. Their progress was good but Lenny 's desire for soft things ended up stopping one of his small plans of taking care of a puppy and raising it. Even though he was a good worker, he was forced to run when he accidently killed Curley 's wife when he panicked and refused to let go of her hair, when she offered him to pet it. In the end, he was killed and would never live his plan of taking care of rabbits and other soft animals. Candy 's plan of his life was to just work on the farm he was currently at.
Following this, Lennie loses all self-control, shaking Curley’s wife and, eventually, snapping her neck. As a result of the chaos created by Lennie, the true morbidity of the other farmers is revealed after forming a group with intentions to lynch Lennie. Even George, Lennie’s only true friend in life, makes the final decision to shoot Lennie in the back of the head in order to relieve himself of the burden that is Lennie, himself. The men’s inability to look past Lennie’s mistake reveals their lack of trust and companionship amongst one another, all of which was foreshadowed by the blatant words spoken by Curley’s wife. Lastly, Steinbeck foreshadows the betrayal of friends, leading to loneliness, pain, and suffering.