He later learns Lennie is a nice guy. Crooks isn't fond of the workers because they never invite him to play cards, because he's black and because they say he stinks. So Crooks assumes that since Lennie is a worker he's wants something from him, when in fact Lennie is only trying to see his puppy and later make a new friend. Crooks opinion of Lennie changes when they start talking. They start talking in a friendly manner and have a normal conversation.
Steinbeck carries this theme throughout Of Mice and Men, the Great Depression what a dark and lonely time in America’s history and Steinbeck was trying to tell us it did not have to be this way. People can always reach out and develop relationships in order to stave of the “meanness” of isolation. Prejudices in the 1930’s kept people isolated itinerant worker life harsh and kept people on move and on their own.Tired of constantly reminding Lennie of things he should remember, George gets quickly angry when Lennie forgets to get the firewood, for example, and instead goes after the dead mouse. On the other hand, George's anger is quickly under control, and he blames himself for scolding Lennie. In fact, Steinbeck makes clear that, despite his complaining and frustration, George looks out for Lennie and genuinely cares for him.
A Byronic hero is someone that exhibits emotions and excessive moodiness which Gatsby often does when Daisy does not claim to have never loved Tom. A Byronic hero is also someone that is a loner. Even though he was rarely ever alone so to speak, Mr. Gatsby did not have any friends or family near and dear to him throughout the story except for Daisy. The fact that Mr. Gatsby also struggles with his own sense of integrity just clarifies that he is a Byronic hero. His strong disdain for the traditional moral and social class standards of this time along with the other examples listed above clearly show you that Mr. Jay Gatsby can only be one thing and that one this is a Byronic
He lives away from the others in a harness room, a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. Crooks is a proud but bitter man and clearly the most intelligent character. Crooks is a very angry man, especially towards the other men, the main reason is his race and he feels isolated. When Lennie wanders into Crooks room in a misguided endeavour to make friends he immediately tells Lennie that he should go but when Crooks realizes that Lennie has no bad intentions he relents and allows him to stay. Crooks attempts to make Lennie realize his isolation from the other workers, he freely admits it.
They ain't got nothin to look ahead to. " Nobody likes feeling lonely but they had to deal with it. It shows that during the great depression individuals did not really have anyone and they all just worked for themselves. The loneliness on the ranch contrasts Lennie and George's close relationship by showing how truly important it is to have someone that is important to you. People will be desperate to be involved with people rather
In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck argues that being loyal is a valuable concept in life, but can sometimes be very difficult. His message is sometimes in relationships, everything can go the wrong way and you have nothing else to do except the right thing, even if it isn’t being loyal. Since Lennie didn’t know allot of things about life and common sense, George is forced to teach him everything. Sitting down by the river after running away from their job because of Lennie again, a pissed off George yells, “Well, we ain’t got any, whatever we ain’t got that’s what you want.” (11) Lennie’s lack of intelligence and his actions repeatedly effect their job security. George is not only forced to deal with the consequences of these actions but be takes them on as his own
CROOKS Crooks, like Curley’s wife has no name. Crooks is merely a nick name and it appears that the novel does not mention the most inferior characters names. He appreciates Lennie’s company “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely, an’ he gets sick.” Crooks is happy to admit that he has no company and is isolated because of his colour, he also admits to have no dream as he is afraid of being disappointed. It seems lonely characters can talk to Lennie as he will not tell anyone. Crooks is used to being ignored and as a result of this he is very protective of his possessions “Ya got no right to come in my room!” The characters are rendered helpless by their isolation, and yet, even at their weakest, they seek to destroy those who are even weaker than
“Nothing—I seen your light. I thought I could jus’ come in an’ set” (68). This shows that Lennie is nice to people, he tries to make friends with everybody excluding Curley. George and Lennie are foils because George is cruel to him and always yells at him, while Lennie is nice and tries to make friends with everyone at the ranch. This shows that George and Lennie are foils because their physical traits are different: George being small and Lennie being huge, their intellectual capacity: George being smart and Lennie being simple, and their personality traits: George being cruel to Lennie and Lennie being nice and not caring
In the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, George is Lennies flashlight. He guides Lennie through the bad time and shows Lennie other ways of solving his promlems. Without George his friend would be lost in the world with no references. George has many feelings for his best friend Lennie. He is sometimes mean to Lennie, complaining that he misses out on somethings in life because he has to look out for Lennie.
Women also had very few rights, like Curley’s wife had to be dependent on Curley’s dad and him for shelter. There are many different levels of prejudice exhibited in Of Mice and Men. Through these prejudices the characters such as Crooks, Lennie, and Curley's wife became intensely lonely, but they were hopelessly put in powerless positions. These prejudices can still be seen in the world today. George is sure that if the boss realizes Lennie is mentally disabled, they’ll be discriminated against and not hired.