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.
Decision making is hard to do, especially if it is a hard decision to make. In Of Mice and Men it is hard decision when George kills Lennie. John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men during the Great Depression in the United States. The novel Of Mice and Men reflected of the story of migrant workers trying to find work in the depression. The two men are migrant workers finding work on a ranch.
Of Mice and Men: Lennie’s Mental Illness The novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is a story about two men and their companionship. The story takes place in California during the Great Depression. The two men have a dream to one day own a farm of their own. This dream never comes true and they are forced to work for someone else on a ranch for the rest of their lives. On of the main characters, Lennie, is retarded and often gets him and George into trouble.
Dreams give individuals a purpose so that progress is attainable. During the Great Depression, the American Dream inspired hope for a better life. Dreams are unattainable, however, they inspire work ethic and faith. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Crooks sheds light on his feelings on the validity of dreams and their effects on migrant workers. Throughout his life, Crooks has seen many people with dreams that are never achieved.
“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 novel, Of Mice and Men, is a story that is set in 1920’s, America. This is a time which is when Americans were in unemployed, and tend to lack money. Steinbeck talks about two friends named George and Lennie that always stick together no matter what and try to earn just enough money to survive. The culture of these workers (such as George and Lennie) at that time, makes us think of a normal human man. Everybody, even today, has to earn money to support one another like their families and
The characters in Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, portray varying degrees of companionship. George and Lennie have a unique and powerful friendship. They travel together, moving from ranch to ranch looking for work. Times are tough for everyone. George gives the readers a glimpse of the rough ranch-hand life when he says, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the
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.
The men encounter many minor conflicts because of issues with power. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he explores some of the different types of power through power in strength, wealth/social class, and knowledge. The novella starts with the setting, on the bank of a river in the Salinas Valley. It is about two men, George and Lennie, whom are migrant workers in Soledad, California during the Great Depression. They are the protagonists, and are working with other men who’ve been there a little while, the antagonists.
Twice in the book, Odysseus’ men go against his orders and lead themselves to devastation. The cause of those unfortunate events were distrust and that led to regrettable acts. When he visits the underworld, Odysseus is warned not to let his guard down when he returns home; Not everyone back home can be trusted. These words give birth to distrust in Odysseus’ heart and suspicion claims him victim just as his crew. II.
The book of Mice and Men is a book, that shows the struggle of all Americans back in the day. How something can end so fast. Many decisions are made in the book, for instance; Candy’s old dog, slims new pups, and the life of Lennie. The main characters have a dream about owning their own land. They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want.