As he tries to help the men attain their dream, he also reminds them of the possibility (and indeed, likelihood) that it’s going to fail. Once it does indeed fail, it’s Candy more than anyone else who feels the loss. While George mourns what he must do to his friend, and Lennie worries for the future rabbits, Candy is left to embody the despair one finds at the end of a long, hard-working life when you’re done with your career and no closer to the American dream. And also, your best friend (even if it is a dog), is
They both have similar naïve attitudes and innocent visions of the world. This essay will further explore the similarities between Lennie and the ward patients. Lennie from Of Mice and Men is a dependent person. He depends on George, his friend and traveling companion. George promises to never leave Lennie alone “You ain’t gonna leave me, are ya’ George?
We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 13). George and Lennie’s lifestyle encourages their closeness because they have no one else to rely on. Like George and Lennie, Crooks’ isolation leads him to desire companionship. Crooks illustrates this need when he invites Lennie into his home and attempts to educate Lennie on the repercussions of loneliness, “A guy needs somebody—to be near him.
You may call that imagination has always been his friend, and imagination is what makes him able to face his everyday matters. Escapism is basically a way of refocusing one’s attention on pleasant or enjoyable things, as opposed to the hard realities of the everyday world. Escapism is always related to imagination, because it’s the essential matter to keep you out from reality. Jack uses his imagination as a place of refuge when the problem and abuse got hard on him in Chinook. Before Chinook, in Utah, Jack’s already imagining things, and it keeps him out from stressfulness, boredom, and depression.
I say in a bit, that I am like the Box Man, because I like to work independently. I like to work for things instead of depending on others to help out. I don't like to depend on others. I don't like people to feel sympathy and feel pity towards me. I sometime have a feeling like a leader that has the courage and confidence to do anything that may seem difficult to accomplish.
Firstly, dreams serve as a vital escape mechanism for the characters, to help them cope whilst living through the American Depression, where life is lonely and difficult. They are the foundations of what makes life worth living. George and Lennie’s dream means different things to both of them. ; Lennie is mainly concentrated on his childlike aspiration to ‘tend the rabbits’ due to his love of petting soft things, while the crux of the dream for George is to have ‘our own place where we belonged’ because he is desperate to work for himself and have people around him to which he belongs. George tells Lennie ‘You know all of it’, which shows the huge importance of their dream, that even forgetful Lennie has memorised it - they use their dreams as an escape from the harsh reality of life on the ranch.
George warned Lennie not to say anything while he was talking to the boss. It’s for Lennies own good which shows that George cares for him. Lennie doesn’t abide what George has told him and therefore speaks while he is talking to the boss. George behaves viciously because he is starting to get irritated due to Lennie because he creates more problems. He is also angry because he doesn’t have enough money to make the dream become reality, therefore he requires a job, but Lennie minimises the opportunity available because of his child-like
Lennie is mentally weak, George can’t reach his dream, and Curley resents being a smallish man and has napoleon complex. Weakness is simply a reality for everyone who lives on the ranch. On a ranch full of strong men, weakness is not really accepted, and people get criticized because of it. Because characters often know their weaknesses, they’re quick to try to cover for them, which spell confrontation. It’s a like bullying, characters weaknesses makes them feel insecure about themselves, so they fight and judge others to avoid having their flaws seen by
It’s funny, don’t you think?”(727). He proves that even without sight, he is still able to enjoy a show like any other person would. Finding out how accepting he is with this would bring light to any reader into how she might be currently living her own lift, turning a light onto how she has viewed all her “problems” and showing her that things can always be worse. How easily he jokes about this gift and curse he has been given is reassuring to the humor of humanity. Curse because of the obvious lack of ever seeing the beauty nature provides, yet a blessing because of the ability to appreciate inner beauty.
George becomes very frustrated with Lennie sometimes and can lash out at him and get very angry with him. George knows that Lennie will not remember this in the morning so he uses this to his advantage and uses him like a stress reliever to release all his anger on him with doing no harm. Lennie is always in debt to George and so never retaliates. He sees him as a brother, Lennie is not an evil being but look that way due to his size, he does kill as the novel reveals but he sees no harm in this as he doesn't learn, he can’t learn. George must take all of the responsibility for Lennie, for his own good; Lennie is a burden to him but can’t throw him aside, time has made the link between them stronger and they will stand side by side until they reach their dream; The American Dream.