An’ then I’ll come back an’ work another month an’ I’ll have fifty bucks more.” Here John Steinbeck uses repetition to make it abundantly clear to the reader that George has forsaken his dream, and chosen to become the lonely farm worker he once felt empathy towards. Although some may argue that George's reaction to the broken dream is not one of grief, but rather one of indifference, as he does not believe in the dream, this is opinion is quickly refuted when we are able to see his belief in the attainability of the dream grow as he discusses the dream with Candy and
“The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew.” This was from Robert Burns’ poem, “To a Mouse.” John Steinbeck used this quotation as the title of his book, Of Mice and Men. As in the poem, human being’s plans also do not always go as intended. Even in this title, Steinbeck is already foreshadowing what will happen in the story. George and Lennie, in Of Mice and Men, wish to someday own their own farm together. But, Lennie has mental disabilities, such as short-term memory loss.
Best friends are on the hunt to find a job during the Great Depression, will they find a job before it's too late? But finding a job and keeping one will be difficult when you have a mental disability. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two friends who are jobless during the Dust Bowl and are struggling to live. They are trying to get jobs but work is hard to find at the moment and the Lennie, the friend with the mental disability, can't control himself so he can't keep one job. George and Lennie already had to flee one place because Lennie pulled up a womens dress..
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Discrimination Present in Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck was born at the beginning of the twentieth century and experienced the turning point of many eras that are evidenced throughout his writings. Steinbeck lived through the strong economic years during World War I, the dirt poor years of the Great Depression, and even saw the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s; all of his dreams for these decades are evidenced in his works, more specifically, Of Mice and Men. Of Mice and Men is set in the 1920’s in the Salinas Valley of California. Other writers, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, char-acterize the 1920’s as a fun decade with a booming economy filled with men rising from rags to riches, but Steinbeck shows how life was for men
Hopeless or Hopelessness? Hopelessness and futility can lead a life into nowhere, because without hope you won 't have a dream or a goal to accomplish. Hopelessness is often shown in places where people have no hope to continue life or anything. In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, it shows hopelessness in character 's dialogue, and character’s actions. In Of Mice and Men, George is one of the characters who lost hope to his friend Lennie, through the actions/troubles Lennie had made.
What is it like to have a dream that makes you feel alive, that gives you another reason to rise and to strive in morning and throughout the rest of your life? During the 1930’s this was often found within migrant workers who were searching for “The American Dream” of, at this time frame, land, wealth, and liberty. Providing for their families was one more part of “The American Dream.” Sadly most people failed to find “The American Dream” and ended up isolated and empty. Dreams are the reason people chose to suffer this pain. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, has demonstrated the fatal effects of dreams through the themes of false hope, motivation, and the trouble that they cause as well
Being disabled leaves Candy not able to do much work, causing him to slowly give up hope on ever getting away from the ranch. Then, George and Lennie show up and tell Candy all about their plan to go own land. This seemingly out of reach idea gives Candy hope to continue working, this time towards a goal. “S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred an’ fifty bucks I’d put in.
This is shown at the end of the novel after Lennie’s life had been unfortunately ended and George was “broken” inside. Most of the characters were oblivious to why he was upset but Slim saw through the lie that George had told, and broke a little too. This was an emotional ending for many reasons, and not just because Lennie died. At the end of the novel the lonely air snuck back into the dialogue because everyone’s dreams were shredded and discarded. George and Candy would not live on a farm without Lennie, and Curley did not have a wife anymore.
Desmond Tutu, a South - African social activist and retired Anglican priest once said “ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”. Of Mice and Men is a novel which revolves around the lives of struggling farmers and how they still maintain hope despite their hardships. The symbolic representation of light embodies the hopes and the American Dream, whereas the dark epitomizes the harsh realities and truths of their lives. Steinbeck uses light and dark to foreshadow the upcoming events in the forlorn lives of the migrant workers. He also combines aspects such as the setting and characters with light and dark to paint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind as to how the world of the migrant workers looks like.