When they earned a job position at a ranch in Soledad, CA, George makes sure Lennie doesn’t mess up again and told him what not to do. George and Lennie came in a pair, Lennie considered the bronze due to his big and strong body while George had the brains, quick-wittedness and intelligence. They depending on each other, otherwise they wouldn't obtain any job. George and Lennie would sometimes talk about their hopes for opening a farm. And once when they talked to Candy about their dreams of owning a farm, George told him details like how much money they still need.
He shared one of his many group homes with his siblings but that too soon was taken away when they were split up and he was again lost without any sort of direction. As he grew up he was taught that his heritage was dirty, savage and lazy. He himself grew up cheering for the cowboys rather than the Indians. When Garnet does arrive in White Dog he is taken into his Ma’s house. Only when he begins to with his Ma, does he consider it to be a proper home and thus begins his descent into proper comfort.
Curley’s wife’s dream was to be in all the movies and to be rich. Crooks, the only black man working on the farm, had a very simple dream; he did not want to be excluded because of his race, he wanted to be equal to others. However, if the woman nor the black could not receive their dream, what gives Lennie the thought that he could. Steinbeck crafts Lennie’s character, a mentally handicapped man, as an archetype that represents all handicapped and shows how they are excluded from achieving the American Dream. Steinbeck makes it almost virtually impossible for anyone except a perfect white man to achieve the American Dream in the novella.
Something that they live and breath for. Just like everywhere else, there were dreamers in the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. In the novella even though it was the Great Depression and people couldn't afford many luxuries they could dream. It was the one luxury that they everyone was allowed to have. They all dreamt of a better tomorrow.
He spent the beginning of his life as the son of farmers that were slightly unsuccessful. There is nothing bold or interesting about the life he was living. If he stayed on the same path he was on he most likely would have ended up just like his parents. However, unlike my Grandpa, Gatz was pursuing money in order to prove that he was superior to the rest of the world. When he first started out in the world, the riches that other people possessed was all that Gatz could see.
Living on the Fat of the Land Two men aspired to live the American dream. They dreamed of living on the fatta the land with livestock and other animals. There would be a few acres of farmland with a little shack, crisp air and green fields. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses animals to symbolize both success, and trouble. For instance, animals brought peace to Lennie until the death of his pup devastated his chances of following his dream; tending rabbits in his future.
That was my sign I had to clean and pack up my stuff to move again. When I first moved I don't really remember it, all I know is that i did not like it the least bit. The house was very different from my small subdivision before. This house was a fixer-upper and on lots of land.
Granted, the American dream means something different to everyone, but that’s also the beauty of it. James Gatz had to work hard for everything he had earned, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people... The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself” (Fitzgerald 104). Gatsby didn’t want to live the life his parents had, he wanted to pursue fortune and fame, so he decided to follow his dream by running away and working his way through many hardships. This hard work and determination is what makes the American dream so unique because only in America can someone work so hard to go from being dirt poor, to having endless luxuries and living the life they want as Gatsby had done.
In John Steinbeck’s thought-provoking book Of Mice and Men, George shows friendship towards Lennie by helping him with everything because deep down he enjoys having Lennie around. A true friend is someone who is willing to aid you in any situation. George demonstrates this to Lennie. He shows understanding through everything Lennie does. George cares for and takes care of Lennie even though he could easily leave him.
What makes a strong relationship? What shows that people have great relationships with each other? In Of Mice and Men, we follow George and Lennie through their journey on the ranch. Throughout their time on the farm, they get to meet some very unique people who seem to bring out George and Lennie’s real inner personality. Also, we follow Romeo and Juliet in the romantic love story Romeo and Juliet.
Essay: Of Mice and Men The novel, "Of Mice and Men," is about George Milton and Lennie Smalls traveling together trying to conquer their dreams, which is to have their own farmland and to tend the rabbits. While trying to achieve their dreams they also build up their relationship and bond as they explore and travel with each other. At the end of the novel, George makes a startling and debatable decision to kill Lennie. George killing Lennie portrayed that as saving him, wanting him to rest in peace, and getting rid of his own guiltiness.
Is it ever appropriate to make the decision of killing another human being? This is the kind of question the main character ,George Milton, had to ask himself before ending the life of his friend, Lennie Small, in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Some readers may feel that George killing Lennie was acceptable. However, they do not realize that even though George knew that the other men on the ranch planned to torture Lennie, it wasn’t his decision whether or not he should kill him. Therefore, George’s decision to euthanize Lennie is not justified because George was the only one that said he would take care of Lennie, George was selfish and always said that he wanted to be alone, and even though Lennie was not intelligent does not mean that George should have ended his life.
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men tells of the ambitions and works of George and his dull friend Lennie who find work on a farm. The American Dream preaches equal chance for everyone to achieve prosperity and happiness, while this simply is not true for the characters. By the use of repetition of ideas and dialogue, Steinbeck conveys how social and physical inequalities impede the American dream for minorities of the Great Depression. The repetition of the characters’ goal of getting their own house, reveals the characters ambitious nature.