Is it better to love than not be loved at all? It is better to experience love because if you don't then you will be lonely. You may not feel the pain that comes with the price of love, you could also not experience the joy that love provides. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Introduces the effects of isolation through its characters. Steinbeck depicts the essential loneliness of ranch life in California and their desire for companionship.
The great depression was caused by a number of things including overproduction of goods by companies into an economy that already had enough problems as is. With the stock market and inequalities in wealth, the author of the mice and men was influence/was influenced by racism, the great depression and We can see that by not only the way they refer to african americans by “nigger”. Also the way the author depicted the towns it kind of made me think this is how towns in the great depression were. Mice and Men not only shows racism but you can tell in what was the great depression influenced the writers reading. This book is sad and also depressing because of what happens towards the end. I will show you how the great depression, racism, discrimination influenced the writer in writing the book.
Have you ever met someone whom you felt absolutely safe with, and felt that you can rely on them? Your friendship with that person may seem incomparable to others and can mean a lot. A true friendship can help you feel meaningful to others. In Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the friendship between George and Lennie shows how much George loves Lennie as a brother by giving him protection, and how Lennie has given George his entire love and companionship.
Loneliness is a state of sadness caused by a lack of friends or company, it is the quality of being remote and isolated from people whether it was by choice or not. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are hired at a ranch for a new job. They meet Curley, the boss’ son, who does not like Lennie and always wants to start problems with him. They also meet other interesting people such as Candy, Crooks, and Curley 's wife. They open up and offer their thoughts and feelings to George and Lennie that they have never spoke about before to anyone, which accidently causes Curley’s wife to be killed by Lennie resulting in Lennie being shot by George. Throughout the story, Steinbeck’s use of character development and dialogue of Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife reveals that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and sometimes personal choice.
Do you want to know why Lennie and George became great friends in Of Mice and Men, well I’ll tell you. In John Steinbeck’s of mice and men some points of friendship are that George and Lennie take care of each other. Also George and Lennie support one another in endeavoring after their shared dream. Lastly George and Lennie make sacrifices for each other and are responsible for each other. I’m trying to prove that George and Lennie’s relationship show us the true meaning of friendship.
In the same way, students who are studying this book may look for a true companion in their everyday lives. The book demonstrates that even though George has to make a lot of sacrifices in exchange for their friendship, he is always ready to vouch for Lennie and protect his dream of a better life until the end. This theme is exemplified in Bernard E. Rollins paper on the relationship between George and Lennie and the need for companionship. He writes, “Although loneliness is a prominent theme in the novel, George and Lennie’s unique friendship runs like a red thread through the story and one can read between the lines how valuable this friendship is to both of them. In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21). For example, he assures both the boss and the other workers that Lennie is a good worker and therefore deserves the job “...he’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull” (Steinbeck 24). Lastly, George considers himself and Lennie lucky to have each other and thinks that they are not as lonely as the other workers because they have each other. They also have their dream of having their own place together, a dream
As the readers can see many characters in ”Of Mice And Men” are very lonely. The three examples of this loneliness are Crooks, George, and Curley 's wife. Crooks is very lonely because he is black and nobody likes him. Curley 's wife is lonely because no one will talk to her because they don 't want Curley to get mad at them. George is lonely because Lennie ruins any chances George has to make a good friend. Loneliness is a big problem in the world today. We all should do our part in helping those who are lonely so they will not turn out like Crooks,
In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men there are a lot of themes. The themes consist of friendship, loneliness, discrimination and dreams. All of these themes are important, and play immense role in the outcome at the end. The major theme is that friends stick together; unconditionally; this is demonstrated through Lennie and George's actions in Weed, in the bunk house, and in the aftermath of Curly's wife's death.
In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie share an unbreakable bond. The bond they share is based off of many obligations; such as guilt, love, and the fear of being alone. Despite their many obligations, they both possess many qualities that help to benefit each other. Their bond is justified throughout the novel by elaborating on their everyday life on the ranch and by conversation that occurs amongst George and Lennie.
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.
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
Ch 1: What is the relationship between George and Lennie? How is this relationship implied? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
First, loneliness is the sadness caused by having no friends or company, and friendship is a state of mutual trust and support between people, they are polar opposites, yet a person may acclaim to have both. For example today a person may have a friend, or many, but still will face loneliness in their life in one way or another. This is shown in Of Mice and Men periodically throughout the novel, knowing this the reader is challenged with such themes, the enticing beauty of friendship between George and Lennie, and the gloomy dreaded idea of loneliness shown by Curley’s wife, Candy, Crooks, and again Lennie. Among these characters the reader may also feel a connection between themselves and the characters, even though the world now and during the publication of Of Mice and Men has changed a lot. The world has reformed, and developed exponentially so, however friendship and loneliness is still a facet of everyday
As German theologian once said, “We are all so much together but we are all dying of loneliness.” This is quite apparent for multiple characters in the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two men that travel around together in efforts of finding work during the Great Depression, which they must do often due to Lennie’s mental illness that causes him to do “bad” things and ruin things for them on multiple jobs. However, they find work as ranch hands south of Soledad, which causes them and multiple other characters, such as the stable buck Crooks, to come face to face with their constant loneliness. Soledad, which ironically translates to loneliness, is relevant to the novel. Crooks, Lennie, and George are some of many of the characters who experience this negative feeling.
Of mice and men is a prominent book read by most high school students for a long time. Of mice and men is a book written by John Steinbeck. In the book George and Lennie had to run out of weed, so they looked for a ranch to work on. Lennie had issues with liking soft things that lead to him killing Curley's’ Wife and a puppy. To express that the american dream is impossible to achieve Steinbeck uses conversations, conflicts, and events.