In the book, Steinbeck uses diction as the main literary device to describe the characters and what was going on. For example, he points out that George while talking about his dream “..repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before” (Steinbeck 13) . The author accents the words “rhythmically” and “repeated many times before,” which creates a sense of repetition, so it looks like George is not excited at all and even annoyed. With Lennie it’s different; he repeated many phrases such as “Go on George!”, no matter how many times he hears about the dream he is always wanting to hear it repeated, possibly to see his goal and not forget it(14). George’s and Lennie’s behavior is very different, because George thinks
George from George Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” made the right decision of killing Lennie in the story, while other might disagree. George shot Lennie in the back of the head to save him from the suffering and humiliation from a mad and revengeful Curley. George did this not out of hate, but out of the love of their friendship. “George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the ground again” (Steinbeck). George is struggling to come to terms that he is going to shoot his best friend. Continuing on the point, another reason that it was good for George to be the one that would slain Lennie is because he was dangerous. Throughout the whole story Lennie proves with his actions he makes that he is a menace to society. “..And
The author is already pointing out that Curley’s wife feels isolated from everyone else and wants to socialize. Finally the last piece of evidence is when Curley’s wife is trying to talk to Lennie in the barn after he kills the pup,”None of them guys is goin’ to leave that (horseshoe) tenement… I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” (Steinbeck 86). As they continue to talk Lennie brings up how he likes petting soft things, so Curley’s wife let him stroke her hair and he ends up killing her.
By revealing how Slim is looked up to by the others and how he reacts in difficult circumstances, John Steinbeck in Of Mice And Men divulges that with social norms, such as treating the mentally impaired as animals, one can have considerate ethical judgement disregarding societies thoughts.
Imperfection is Inevitable Perfection cannot last forever and nothing is permanent. Things can take a turn for the worst when you least expect it, causing the perfection of your dreams to not exist. There are many examples of this theme shown throughout the story. Lennie cannot stay in one place for one time, causing the dream of a farm to be unrealistic.
In Of Mice And Men, George and Lennie were very close due to the fact that George looks after Lennie. They form almost a parent and child bond. Lennie does not know his own strength and continuously kills small animals that he wants to care for and pet. Lennie not knowing his own strength is developed further when Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s Wife. Lennie was stroking Curley’s Wife’s hair to the point that she became alarmed and panicked and when she did so, Lennie broke her neck by shaking her too hard, he wanted her to stop yelling. He did not mean to kill her and knew he did a horrible thing that would make George mad at him. George had to think about Lennie’s consequences of this, Curley wanted to lynch Lennie but George did not
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1937) is an intensely-focused novella that deals with friendship, trust, the relationship between good and evil and the role of justice. It is the second book in Steinbeck’s trilogy about agricultural labour, alongside with In Dubious Battle (1936) and The Grapes of Wrath (1939).
He compares Lennie to an animal during his fight with Curley, saying he, “covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror”(Steinbeck, 62). His comparison of Lennie shows the naturalist writer in him and explains that man is cruel and detrimental just like wildlife. Another example of Steinbeck’s honest tone is when George is trying to explain to the boss why Lennie isn’t speaking, saying, “I’m ain’t saying that he’s bright. He ain’t. But I say he’s a God damn good worker”(Steinbeck, 23).
Anyway, this research will focus only on three aspects - conscience crisis, violence, and fate and destiny. These aspects will be discussed in three separate chapters under the umbrella of the selected novels of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men(1937) , The Grapes of Wrath(1939) , and The Pearl (1947) and Cormac McCarthy ’s Blood Meridian (1985) , No country for old men( 2005) , and The Road (2006) . The investigator has adopted the sociological methodology throughout the thesis. Furthermore , the second chapter - conscience crisis, will be divided into two parts ( man’s inhumanity to man and greed ).
One of these activities is a group project that requires a number of students to think of a stereotype and explain it to everyone using a poster. The purpose of this activity is to show students that stereotypes, and attitudes associated with those stereotypes, are usually inaccurate. The stereotype the group picks never accurately compares with an actual person that falls under the stereotype. Ridding people's’ minds of these misconceptions is a monumental step in stopping prejudice and
As society has become an integral part of the world’s culture, the opinions and misconceptions of others have dominated the way people live. Throughout history, certain groups and ideas have been suppressed by the ones in charge. These actions have sprouted an almost universal indifference to those deemed less than ideal, and therefore created a divide in the way society sees race, age groups and even gender. Coupled with the Great Depression, these beliefs are the driving force for the majority of problems individuals experience in the text. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the device of conflict to portray the external struggles of characters living in the era of the Great Depression.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck takes place in the state of California. The story tells about the journey of two migrant workers named George and Lennie. At the end of the story, George is faced with a very difficult decision. George ends up doing what he thinks is the correct choice, which leads to the death of his best friend, Lennie.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world (Harriet Tubman). Throughout the novella, Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck displays that having a dream may impact one to make better choices. Steinbeck shows this through the motif of dreams, characterization, and imagery.
Have you ever read the novel Of Mice and Men? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie wanted to live in the American Dream, but Lennie kept getting into trouble, so George had to make a decision about how to make Lennie stop getting in trouble. George made the right decision to kill Lennie, so Lennie wouldn’t get into anymore trouble. George made the right choice because it let Lennie go through a painless death, it stop Lennie from making more mistakes, and Lennie can now live in the American Dream like he always wanted in heaven.
Although Lennie acts childish, people can still learn from him. He has been exceedingly nice to some people like Crook and doesn 't care about what skin color they have or their previous reputation. He cares about people and can be very helpful. But all in all, Steinbeck was successful by making Lennie sympathetic and someone to look up to