Character Analysis: Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men Essay No matter how content someone is, they will always search for something more or something different. People strive to grasp and achieve perfection, but in an imperfect world this goal is virtually impossible. Though reality sometimes comes short in providing people with what they truly want in life, dreaming never does. When people look to the skies, look to their perfect world and perfect life they can find a place where they are perfectly content, or close enough to it where they have the drive and motivation to push through the day and any obstacle until they are as close to their dream as they possibly can be. This is the case in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. All of the characters in the story…show more content…
At first, the boss is hesitant to grant them jobs because he is not used to seeing two grown adults traveling with each other, this again shows that distinction between George and Lennie and everyone else. George and Lennie eventually obtain jobs working on the farm. Here they meet a variety of characters including Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife. Candy is an older man who is crippled; he has lost his right hand. Also he is emotionally upset because the men on the farm came to a consensus to shoot his dog to put it out of its misery. Candy has now lost his close companion and friend. He’s now like the rest of the men on the farm, alone. Candy realizes that he is old, crippled, and alone, and the farm may no longer have used for him. Candy and hears of George and Lennie’s dream and he becomes excited and thrilled with the idea. George tells candy that he can join them on their dream farm, and George and Lennie’s dream now becomes Candy’s. Another man, Crooks, is a crippled African American man who also works on the farm, because of the time period crooks is segregated from the rest of the men because of his race. Throughout Crooks’ life he has always been put down and setback because of his race. When Lennie tells to Crooks of the dream farm, Crooks also becomes fond of the idea and tells Lennie hesitantly “If you… guys would want a hand to work for nothing- just his keep, why I’d come an’ lend a hand I ain’t so crippled..” soon after the reader becomes aware of Crooks’ dream it is crushed by Curley’s Wife who threatens to have Crooks’ fired and even killed because of his race. Curley’s Wife is another interesting character. She originally dreamt of becoming an actor and was close until her agent let her down. With her dreams crushed, she marries Curly for an escape and for security. Though Curley’s Wife’s reality didn’t turn out the way she had originally planned, she
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