"We're born alone we live alone die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone” Orson Welles. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I believe Steinbeck puts attention on the loneliness of the California ranch workers life during the 1930s around the Great Depression. An important thing in life is to have a friend, without friends or other people to connect with people suffer from loneliness. Not everyone in the book, Of Mice and Men, has the same connection and unique friendship like George and Lennie do but they all seek a connection with other people and things.
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
The social contract is the idea of trusting others in exchange for general security. Friendship is another term used to describe the social contract. The social contract allows for a better more peaceful society, until someone breaks the contract. In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck two men are searching for jobs during the great depression, one who is mentally challenged, Lennie, and another one who cares for Lennie, named George. Lennie is continuously getting into trouble and causing problems for George.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -(Khalil Gibran) Responsibility the word parents use to get their children to do their chores, has always been a sour word in our minds. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck is a story of a mentally challenged strong grown man named Lennie, who likes to touch soft things, and his friend George, who keeps Lennie on track by doing what they do best, bucking barley. The two have been best friends since day one Lennie stayed with his Aunt Clara, and George with his pop and mom. When Aunt Clara died George took on the responsibility of caring for Lennie.
One of the major themes of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, is that having a dream breeds hope and friendship. First and foremost, candy’s solitary life prompts him to be friends with George and Lennie after his dog gets killed. Then George and Lennie’s dream of owning land leads them with hope. Due to the unproductivity of the dog, Carlson kills candy’s dog. Candy was prompted by George and Lennie’s conversation of possessing a land.
“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.
Some people can say that if you’re really close to your friend, it could be reasonable that at times you could get irritated at one another. In the novella “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, friendship is displayed between two characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is always getting into trouble and George is always there to get him out of trouble. Some people would say that George was a bad friend to Lennie, but there are times when you could understand that George just gets annoyed with Lennie. George was an overall good friend to Lennie because he kept him safe and happy.
Through the use of symbols and language, Steinbeck emphasizes the importance of companionship and the harshness of the real world. In the book Of Mice and Men, the characters learn of the predatory nature of the human existence and that having someone by your side throughout this constant pressure makes it a lot easier. Steinbeck repeats symbols and creates parallels while writing in a straightforward, unpretentious way to express these themes. Within the book, Steinbeck shows us the loneliness of the men on the ranch and how much they all strive to have a brotherly relationship with one another. We see this through the symbol of George and Lennie’s farm.
Men and Men Humanity. It is such a powerful word, and often used to describe the world in a positive way. It’s ironic how humanity is actually full of terrible things, such as racism, stereotypes, and hostility. John Steinbeck’s brilliantly written book, Of Mice and Men, proves this. The book is about Two guys, George and Lennie, that are migrant farm workers in the 1930’s.
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.