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.. The author uses point of view, figurative language, and diction to give the best description of the overall story and the historical connection.
George and Lennie have a very complex yet strong relationship that no one they know can really comprehend. Even though they are not related by blood, they come across to people as if they brothers. George and Lennie plan to spend their whole lives together taking care of each other because George knew that he couldn’t leave Lennie after all they’ve been through. They plan to live in a house together and every time the story is told Lennis has to add, “Because… I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why” (Steinbeck 14). George and Lennie’s unbreakable bond takes them through many hard times of getting laid off a job or running away from men trying to kill them because of something Lennie did but though all of
One major idea that steinbeck describes about George and Lennie is how they are not alone. Although Lennie and George are isolated in some ways, “most guys like [them] are the loneliest guys in the world” but, George and Lennie are different because “[they have] somebody to talk to” (13/14). Lennie and George's friendship is special because not many men like them have a close bond like Lennie and George do. As a person it is normal to want somebody to talk to because “[people] go nuts if [they have] no one” for a companion(80). Lennie and George's friendship is viewed as abnormal during the time period they live in, but steinbeck wants us to see that what they have is special. Although George sees Lennie as a burden, he should be grateful
John Steinbeck, the author of the novella, Of Mice and Men, sets the story in the great depression, where itinerant workers travel to California to find work. Through the use of light imagery and setting the author develops the theme of the American dream. The literary devices also create an unrealistic impression of George and Lennie's dream, giving the reader a sense of pity. The writer's use of light imagery creates a sense of condolence.
Classic American works of literature have recurring themes involving tales of friendship, loneliness, and appreciation of life. Novels to teach the coming generations, they clearly depict the struggles and dreams every average family or folk by providing simple plots every reader can relatively relate to. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is no exception to the rule. Following the daily lives of two friends, the cliche of internal struggle is prevalent throughout the duration of the novel. From the depictions of actions and attributes of the characters, themes, and plot, audiences can obviously pluck out the cliche.
The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a gripping tale of two men and their lives during the Great Depression. George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers who travel together finding work. They take on a new job “bucking barley” at a ranch in central California for the ranch owner and his son. While working at the ranch they encounter Curley the ranch owner’s son and his wife, a flirtatious woman. The story reaches a climax when Lennie unintentionally kills Curley’s wife and runs back to the Salinas River just as George instructed.
Of Mice and Men is a novel about two migrant worker friends, George and Lennie, and the events that happen when they go to work on a ranch in California. Even though these two are the main characters, there are plenty other characters who are just as important to the story. The supporting characters add many layers and different spin offs to the plot and themes presented by the author. These supporting characters add a broad and interesting perspective to the events of the story. They vary from powerful and influential white men to a crippled to a weary black stable hand to even a dog.
Of Mice and Men, set in California’s Salinas Valley, depicts the world of the migrant worker, a world in which Steinbeck himself had lived, and the workers’ search for independence. Steinbeck was critical of what he perceived as the United States’ materialism, and his work echoes his convictions about the land and its people. Like the characters in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Of Mice and Men’s George and Lennie dream of a piece of land to call their
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.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men follows George Milton and Lennie Small as they attempt to survive the destitution of the Great Depression. The two travel together, making them different from the rest of the ranch workers, who are alone in their hardships. However, their relationship is more complex than the surface: it presents a power struggle with the ulterior motive to help oneself. Through the characterization of the ranch workers, Steinbeck makes a claim about human’s innate characteristics: people in power will use their status in order to solidify their position over the weak. Through George and Lennie’s relationship, Steinbeck exemplifies a power struggle in which the stronger of the two, George, prevails over the other.
John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, takes place during the Great Depression in the 1930’s, in the Salinas Valley, California. It establishes the prospect of the American Dream, discrimination,loneliness, and disenfranchisement through its characters. George and Lennie provided the value of the American Dream, to which the leading female role, Curley’s wife, represents how women are exempt from the American Dream, and appeared as less than equal to men. She developed a form of loneliness throughout the course of the novel. The novella seeks to demonstrate the way of which life was like for the characters of all different statuses and backgrounds.
In the novel Of mice and men by John Steinback, it shows the special relationship between the two main characters, George and Lennie. George is like a father figure to Lennie because Lennie obeys what George tells him to do and George makes sure that Lannie is well protected. George has a more rocky relationship with Lennie. This is shown how in the beginning of the novel George says that his life would be easier without Lennie but later mentions, "No-look! Lennie I was jus foolin' , Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me." However, it is shown throughout the novel that these two characters care about each other unconditionally. What keeps them together, the difficulties they face, and what makes them different from the rest all contributes
George and Lennie, prominent characters in the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, are migrant workers—men who move from place to place to do seasonal work— who end up in California and are faced with numerous problems. Set in the era of the great depression, the story of Lennie and George, two very different men who have formed a family-like union, takes place on a farm where Lennie struggles to stay out of trouble. Having committed an unintentional, harmful act, Lennie is faces severe consequences; and George must decide to make a necessary decision which changes the mood of the entire novel. By the comparison and contrast of George and Lennie, unique characters who are very different from each other, the reader can better acquaint himself
Within the 1937 Depression-Era novel, Of Mice and Men, scribed by John Steinbeck, he implements complex, multi-dimensional characters in which they mutually possess an American Dream, yet they are distinctive in their most aesthetic, indigenous form. Characters including Curley’s Wife, Crooks, and George Milton have always theorized their life in Utopian lifestyles, in the setting of America, but is oppressed by external and internal means that is explored throughout the literature. Notably, George, the co-protagonist, has such ambition to live in a domesticated household in contradiction to the vagrancy he experience, while carrying the weight of having a fraternal-paternal relationship with Lennie, a man approximately his age with an evident disability. His