A big part of the George and Lennie’s lives is the dream that they share: to make enough money and buy their own ranch and be able to grow crops and raise animals. Lennie has a very big attraction to soft things that he can pet; this gets him in trouble throughout his life. Many events in Of Mice and Men are foreshadowed such as Curley’s wife’s untimely death, the loss of the farm dream, and Lennie’s death. In the novel Lennie shows great interest in petting soft things, and it is also shown that Lennie normally kills the things he pets. However, Lennie and George were caught in a situation in Weed where Lennie grabbed onto a girls dress and this got him and George into serious trouble.
Candy confides about his inner feelings regarding his dog to George and begins a companionship. Candy’s actions convey the idea that shared dreams develop hope and friendship. Moreover, the men living on the ranch share mutual dreams: To George, this dream of having their own place means independence, security, working for themselves, and, above all, being "somebody." To Lennie, the dream resembles the delicate creatures he pets: It means to him security, the duty of keeping an eye on the rabbits, and a place where he won't need to be scared. To Candy, it means security for seniority and a home where he will fit in.
Lennie runs away to the brush and waits for George. George later finds him there and does something very unexpected. He shot Lennie in the back of the head. Steinbeck uses the farm, the rabbits, and the bunkhouse to present the idea that the American Dream doesn’t always go as planned. One of the symbols that represents the American Dream is the farm that George and Lennie often fantasized about.
Lennie doesn’t change when he felt the girl 's skirt and still hasn’t changed when he felt Curley 's wife 's hair. Another character trait for Lennie is his love for furry objects and living thing.Lennie killed many mice just by petting their furry fur. His sense of touch is very useful throughout the course of the book. “I get to tend the rabbits.” This trait of Lennie 's affects the story in a bad way because since he likes to pet things so much, he pets them too much that he kills them on accident. Lennie has done so much to ruin his world in the book.
[H] When George began to develop hopeful thinking, he began to have a more optimistic view of life and work as the reader is able to read about in the novel. [I] George constantly reminds Lennie that he’ll be able to take care of the rabbits that they will have on the farm, and he begins to think realistically about the idea of the farm such as the pricing. The idea of the farm brings out an emotion that George seemed to have difficulty expressing. [J] At the end of the novel, George’s hope serves him the discomfort of loss, but guides him with peace in return. [K] In the article, How We Lose Hope And How We Get It Back by Joe Wilner, Wilner writes a description of how people lose their hoping saying, “When we experience loss over time we
What if you had to shoot a family member, a pet, or someone that is caring to you? How would you feel about it? In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie go on an amazing adventure but with a dramatic ending. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Steinbeck displays compassion in George by how he takes in Lennie and helps him through life. George is happiest when he doesn 't have to yell at Lennie and, when George does yell, he feels terrible.
Owning and tending the rabbits mainly Lennie's dream but both of them want a farm. It was evident that Lennie and George wanted nothing more than to have a farm of their own as shown in this quote; “OK Someday- we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres, an’ a cow and some pigs and- An’ live off the fatta the lan’.” (p.14). This quote demonstrates their aspiration to possess their own land, Because of the time period in which Steinbeck writes the book, this was what was known as the “American Dream”, which served as deep motivation to many. Workers like Lennie and George have no family, no home, and very little control over their lives “With us it ain't like that. We got a future.”(p.14).George emphasizes that their dream makes them special.
George consciously makes the decision to place the focus of Lennie’s mind on thing that Lennie desired most. George placed Lennie’s mind on the farm with the trees, the field of alfalfa, and most importantly the rabbits that Lennie would tend to. Lennie mentions numerous times, “I get to tend to the rabbits,” this dream of Lennie’s is the only thing that Lennie truly enjoys. George allows Lennie to relish in this dream one last time to let him enjoy his last moments of his life. When George and Lennie are still talking before Lennie is killed, Lennie says, “le’s do it now.
I know I should’ve asked you before. I really am sorry Slim an’ I understand if you don’ wanna join us. I thought it will useful for someone else to hep us aroun’ the farm since ol’ Candy’s been gettin’ weak. Theres been a hell lot of extra work since I gotta feed the pigs an’ chickens and take care of ol’ Candy. I jus’ wish that fool Lennie was with us now.
Many have come to this states, because they see that The American Dream Can help them better their lives. Inmigrantes see the American Dream as a way of better their live for them self and their families An finding a better future. First there is many thing that actually support the believe in The American dream is still alive. For example, Bob Miglani states that “I believe that the American dream is alive in each of us who wish to move forward and make a contribution to the place we work and to those we love. It is what we make of it” Bob came from the India and and came to America to achieve much more then he was achieving in the India.