Gender roles during the 1930’s were very prevalent. Men were free to do as they pleased while women were expected to be submissive housewives, meaning they must stay home alone and tend to the house. Curley’s wife is a perfect example of this as she was also expected to stay home without the freedom to socialize with others since she was the only female on the farm. Because of that Curley’s wife desperately desired a person she could talk to.
Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 during a time of bi-racism between the caucasians and the african americans, and the apathetic Great Depression, which may have served as inspiration. In the novel two opposites attract, a gargantuan but mentally challenged man by the name of Lennie, and a small, nimble, and intelligent man named George. Suffering from a mental illness Lennie gets into trouble when he 's alone, but George always saves him, George knows Lennie doesn 't do anything, “out of meanness” as he says. Undoubtedly the reader assimilates that Lennie kills a young lady, said to have done so accidentally. Furthermore without any control George was forced to kill Lennie.
Literary Analysis “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin introduces us to Mrs. Mallard as she reacts to the sudden death of her husband. Chopin describes Mrs. Mallard’s emotions as sad, yet happy that her husband has been killed. Kate Chopin’s “ The Story of an Hour” argues that when a person is controlled and made to live under another person their mental state of mind is affected. The story also argues that when that person is freed from the controlling person their true self can finally be achieved. Kate Chopin portrays these themes by the use of character development; plot control, and irony throughout the story.
This emphasizes that no one can break free from the vicious cycle, reflecting that all others who try to achieve their dream will get no farther than where they originally start. Even in such an awful situation on the ranch, she still tries her best to fulfill her desire and desperation for attention by having “full, rouged lips” and face “heavily made up” to attract the men. However the fact that she is often ignored and unwelcome signifies that no matter how hard she attempts to seek her desires, she will never reach them and people will never get their impossible dream likewise, gaining sympathy from the readers. Even though she fails to reach her dream for a number of times, she is still convinced that she can succeed eventually, convincing herself that she “coulda
Characters George and Lennie share the unrealized dream to own a small farm. This does not happen because Lennie’s incompetence to listen to George and his compulsion to touch soft things. Candy’s dream of gaining something tangible after working hard is crushed when Lennie ruins the farm-plan by killing Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife wishes she was an actress away from the grasp of Curley and the ranch. This however, is foolish because as a child she was called a fantastic actor.
The novella ‘of Mice and Men’ was written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s. It is set in a difficult period of time when America was sunk in deep depression. However, themes of loyalty shine brightly throughout the novella. He shows that even though Americas economy is in tatters, loyalty can still be as prominent. There were also distinct themes of disloyalty, mainly between characters.
Lennie and George had more strongest friendship in this novel. Their relationship become unusual, because in the time of the Great Depression in America, It is difficult to work with person who especially has problem in mental. (Lennie) then, Steinbeck portrayed character’s isolation, Lennie, has no fear of being alone, but whenever he is found alone he is constantly thinking about George and George should take care of him. George said “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell upi again, do i?
In ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck, friendship is portrayed as one of the main themes in this novella and a very important part of people’s lives. Steinbeck also portrays friendship by highlighting the importance of friendship and showing how its presence and absence can trigger many positive and negative emotions. Its presence creates hope, feeling of companionship and a sense of responsibility. In spite of friendship’s presence creating positive feelings, its absence does the complete opposite. It generates a feeling of loneliness and isolation.
Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” teaches us many valuable themes and lessons. Themes such as optimism, friendship, the American dream, racial discrimination, and innocence. George teaches us about friendship and optimism, Lennie represents innocence, Crooks shows us racial discrimination, and all together they make the American dream. In the end of the book everything didn’t turn out as planned and the outcome
The Outcomes of a Dream Dreams are our ideal fantasies that give us sparks of hope for a brighter future. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tells of the hardships that George and Lennie, two polar opposite men, live through in a time filled with discrimination and job deficiency set in the 1900’s during the Great Depression. As close friends, as well as work partners, George and Lennie know that their dream fuels them to persist through challenges and have something to look forward to. Dreams are an inspiration for people to work hard by doing the right thing, even if it means sacrificing things for the better, and when dreams seem crushed and unreachable, they cause people to act out their frustration upon others. Dreams provide motivation to work hard and plan for the future, even if it is notn’t something you wish you could do.
Curley’s wife begins to regret living on the ranch with Curley. She starts to regret living there because of the way they treat her. And also because she could be doing better in her life instead of sitting around being bored and only being able to associate with Curley. Curley’s wife states “ I tell you I aint used to livin’ like this, I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 88).
Similarly to Lennie, Curley’s wife also feels left out and different from everyone else. She is not considered a “normal” wife, or have a “normal” hope for her future. Most people during this time hoped to get married and become a housewife; Curley 's wife aspired to be an actress and only married Curley when it did not work out. Curley’s wife told Lennie, “I ast her if she stole it, too, an’ she said no. So I married Curley (Steinbeck 88).”
My mom told me that of course she missed Mexico. She told me that the only reason she left was because she knew that raising a family in the United States would be a lot better and easier. She told me that the most she missed was her parents and brothers and sisters. She missed them the most and she didn’t even get the chance to see her mom and dad one more time because they both died not so long ago. She wanted to see them so bad
Some included devotion, education opportunity, to be abstinent and to escape their lives at home. In the book Marissa knew she would never marry because she walked with a limp and was not beautiful enough, so she asked to be taken to the convent. She explains to Will her reasoning, “‘I am just the kind of spare girl who moulders away and everybody’s relieved when they die. Even if you give me a dowery, who’s going to marry me? I’ve got no land
Steinbeck portrays friendship as a good thing to life in Of Mice and Men, but it won’t always end up being a cohesive unit the majority of the time. Through George and Lennie, we are able to see how he believes friendship is an important part of our everyday lives. Without friendship, we would have a void in our life, that couldn’t be filled by anything else. During the Great Depression, it was someone to turn to, if you were going through a rough time.