Earlier in the story George told the boss “strong as a bull” while he was explaining Lennie to the boss. This proves that Lennie isn’t such a smart guy but he is a hell of a worker. This scene is different from the book because this never happened in the book. The director might have added this scene in to foreshadow what would happen when Curley picked a fight with Lennie. Another scene in the book that was different from the movie was when George and the rest of the guys except for Lennie, Candy, and Crooks go into town.
Lennie thrives off of George’s way of speaking about their dream and also the way he talks about him and Lennie’s unique and strong relationship “Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place....With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” Lennie’s finds comfort
Name Miss Connell English 1 (H) Due Date Loneliness in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men suggests that loneliness and isolation drive different social outsiders together. George is the first character in the novel to suggest that the loneliness itinerant ranch hands naturally face leads them to seek companionship. When he and Lennie settle in for the night before going to the Tyler Ranch, he says to Lennie, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They ain’t got nothing to look ahead to.
"You wouldn't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog I have ever seen." As a reader, the individual can see how highly the character commends his dog. Also through the text the reader can see how Candy relies on his dog. They both need each other. Candy needed his dog to get jobs on a cattle farm as he could herd animals and his dog needed an owner in his older age.
He behaves threateningly to Lennie because "he hates big guys. Kind of like he's mad at em' because he ain't a big guy."(29). Shortly after Lennie and George encounter Curley's wife and Lennie can't help but gawk at her; "she's purty. "(35).George sternly tells Lennie "you keep away from herm 'cause she's a rat-trap.."(36). Lennie in his instinctive animalistic way burst out "I don't like the place, George.
He is grouchy and has a short fuse. For example, he berates his traveling friend right to his face, and even suggests his life would be much better if his companion Lennie was not around. George even tells others that his friend Lennie is not very bright, right in front of Lennie. But on the other side of his personality, he shares his friend’s good points and fiercely protects Lennie from anyone and anything. For example, after a long walk towards the new ranch, George warns “Lennie, for God’s sakes don’t drink so much” and “Lenni.
However, despite George’s frequent bouts of anger and frustration, and his long speeches about how much easier life would be without Lennie, George is clearly devoted to his friend. He flees from town to town not to escape the trouble Lennie has caused, but to protect Lennie from its consequences. The men are uncommonly united by their shared dream of a better life on a farm where they can “live off the fatta the lan’,” as Lennie puts it. George articulates this vision by repeatedly telling the “story” of the future farm to his companion. Lennie believes unquestioningly in their dream, and his faith enables the hardened, cynical George to imagine the possibility of this dream becoming reality.
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
Crooks is being derogated even before being introduced into the novella. His personality is deemed as useless and therefore he is labeled as “the nigger”. Everybody else on the ranch is treated equally and called by their actual names, but the workers do not accept Crooks into their community, making him an outcast. After Curley’s wife leaves and everybody settles down into their bunk house, Lennie goes to the barnhouse in order to look and pet the puppies that Slim breeds. He eventually finds Crooks’ room and enters, to talk with Crooks.
Candy represents what happens to everyone who gets old in American society: They are let go, canned, and thrown out of their jobs were they expected to look after themselves. Candy shows this by presenting his greatest fear as that once he is no longer able to help with the cleaning he will be ‘disposed of.’ Just like his old dog, he has lived beyond his usefulness. Carson makes clear when he insists that Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. Candy’s dog serves as a harsh reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives his usefulness. Though the pet was once a great sheepdog, it was put out to pasture once it stopped being productive.