The relationship between father and son is also implied because George looks after Lennie’s basic survival needs and tries to keep him out of trouble. On the other hand, Lennie provides George with support and love to motivate George as a father. Page 16. “But you ain’t gonn get in no trouble, because if you do, I won’t let you tend the rabbits.” 2.
“But little Mouse, you are not alone,” is a quote from the poem by Robert Burns, To A Mouse. This quote directly relates to how some of men treat Lennie, Slim and George want to feel like Lennie’s companion. However, Curley feels very intimidated by Lennie because he is big and gets special treatment from the men. In chapter 3, Curley picks a fight with Lennie and instead of stopping Lennie from hurting Curley the men egg Lennie on, Lennie ends up breaking Curley’s hand. Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been.
The Interior and Exterior Self: One Does Not Equal the Other In Hamlet, the court, like all others, is established as a place where people put on false personas in order to appear more likable to whomever they’re interacting with. It’s rare that anyone in that situation would display what they truly think of a person or a situation – for Hamlet, Polonius is the best example of this concept. Hamlet, from the opening of the play, is focused on this dichotomy of falsehood and truth. When the play is observed only from Hamlet’s perspective, it seems as though he is alone in his ability to discern the truth of a situation.
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.
We’re gonna have a dog an’ rabbits an chickens.’ ” (76). Candy thinks the more people there is to help George and Lennie’s dream the better because cooperation is the best option. Candy feels very helpful because he wants George and Lennie attain their dream and by doing that, he invites Crooks and himself to join in with them. Candy uses his dream to support George and Lennie’s dream because he is handicapped and is
In Of Mice and Men these innocent characters suffer in the novel by John Steinbeck. Does the innocent characters really suffer in the novel, like Lennie, Curley, and Candy about their real life. Innocent characters have great impact after what they have suffered between their life in the novel Of Mice and Men. Does Lennie suffer for being nice to George cause they walk everywhere together. So George tells Lennie what to do Lennie can’t quite understand to what other people are saying to him.
George was making a sacrifice by following out his responsibility to shoot Lennie instead of letting someone else shoot him. It was an immense sacrifice for George and shows how true their friendship was. Despite George’s approach to Lennie, deep down he truly cares for his friend. Even when Lennie offered to “go off in the hills and live by” himself, George told him that he wanted Lennie to stay with him because he truly does care for Lennie ( Of mice and Men 13).
A good friend is someone who is concerned for your welfare, who includes you in their life, and will be there for you in whatever situation. By these standards, I believe that George has been a good friend to Lennie in the novella Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck. We see that on numerous occasions George does all these things for Lennie. A bad friend would not care about Lennie enough to go through all George does for Lennie. Bad friends don’t care about what happens to you and George cares about what happens to Lennie.
George´s character knows he would have an easier time without Lennie but he sticks with him anyway, showing that companionship is worth the hardships. ¨’... if I was alone I could live so easy... no mess at all…’
Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned. "(Steinbeck, 40)
The relation of the quote "The best laid schemes o ' mice an ' men, [often go awry]. " does relate to Of Mice and Men for the plans that all the major characters had. the examples given were George and his independence. Lenny and his plan to live with George, tending to the soft animals. and Candy, having a contented life and living somewhere with someone that cared about him
The next horrible act Lennie commits is caused by his fantasies of rabbits which lead to a fight between him and Curley that ends with Curley’s hand being completely crushed by Lennie’s out of control strength. Lennie cries “I didn’t wanta hurt him” (Steinbeck 64) and George says “Lennie was jus’ scairt... he didn’t know what to do” (Steinbeck 65). This proves that Lennie does not mean to harm people but due to his challenged mind and physical power it is
The narrator initially restrains himself from maltreating the cat while maltreating the other animals because he has compassion for Pluto and becomes fond of him. Pluto would be fed by him and would follow the main character around. As The storyteller explains how as the years go by his friendship with Pluto continues to grow. It is concluded that Pluto and the main character have a special bond. Therefore, the cat is his favorite animal and creature to play with.
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.