Back to The Mighty, Kevin and Max realized that they had something in common. They were outcasts and were always being bullied because they were “freaks”, but they were proud. Also, they were both abandoned by their fathers at a young age. When Kevin died because of his illness, Max became very sad, but later on, he wrote his own book and realized that their relationship still exists, because he ended his book drawing a picture of a grave at the bottom of the lake, and on the grave, it said “Here lies King Arthur, Once and Future King”, and that King Arthur story was a symbol of Kevin. That picture was also a symbol of Kevin because at the beginning of the movie, Kevin said, “Every word is part of a picture.
George and Lennie are two migrant workers in the 1930’s that have nothing but each other, and the hope for the realization of an American dream. George being the good man he is has to put up with Lennie who seems to be nothing but trouble. Lennie is an innocent man but the mild mental disability he carries in his life seems to work against him and George. Throughout the book we learn a great deal about the relationship between Lennie and George, and just why George made the decision he made at the end of the novella.
Poverty can easily become a malicious finger- pointing circle, and Angela participates in this “game.” She constantly nags Malachy of his alcoholism and his northern accent and odd manner. Frank’s father keeps his family in the cycle of poverty. Frank eventually breaks through this pattern to achieve his dream of “freedom.” Leaving his father behind with his addiction. Another pattern that can be seen is how Frank’s style of writing attracts the reader and makes the reader grasp the book. Frank’s use of run-on’s and humor kept me turning the pages.
Steinbeck masterfully interweaves the dashed hopes and dreams of all his characters to create a community of hopeless ranch hands and regretful wannabe actresses. Crooks, Curly and Candy are among those whose lives are filled with disappointment, for reasons ranging from seclusion and exclusion for Crooks, to physical appearance and handicaps for Candy and Curly, among other things. Curly is the boss’s son, condemned to a comfortable life in high heeled boots, separated from the ranch’s other occupants by a wall of wealth and status. He is insecure with himself because of his small stature and “tart” wife and often lashes out at others, primarily big guys. Candy explains this by saying that Curly is “like a lot of little guys.
George realizes that it is wrong to make a weaker living suffer. George admits that Lennie is “dumb as hell.” Using metaphors and similes the reader can better understand how much George loves Lennie. Slim then starts to realize where George is coming from and starts to appreciate their friendship. This characterizes George as caring, loving, and optimistic. George won’t let Lennie “go down alone” because he cares about his friend so much and knows he doesn’t deserve that.
Just a Simple Outsider The novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck takes its’ setting in the 1930’s during The Grwat Depression. In this novel there’s two main characters Lennie and Geroge. These two men are on their journey to accomplish their dream but, they stumble on their way to achieve it. Lennie is mentally disabled and does as George tells him to. George is the dominant male in the relationship , because of Lennie’s disability it causes they both very much trouble back in Weed and on the ranch they arrive too after escaping.
Wart was entering a land he knew nothing about and could have been eaten by animals any minute. Wart disregarded the dangers and put his life on the line to make Hob happy. Wart’s good heart got Cully back to his rightful owner and put a smile on Hob’s face while also relieving Hob from worrying about Cully. Wart lives in the shadow of Kay but he does not let that stop him being who he is. Wart is a very good person, but his actions always seem to go overlooked by everyone.
Marley is also there to explain to Scrooge his bad deeds and wrong doings and warn him of the terrible fate that will come if he does not change his ways, such as when he informs Scrooge on his "ponderous chain" he has forged, he says, "The weight and length of the coil you bear yourself? It was full and heavy as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You have labored on it since." Marley was also Scrooge's only friend and now that he died, the reader is shown Scrooge's loneliness. 3.
God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy.” The way that George expresses him self here is very important in understanding how Steinbeck wants us to see this character. Although we see how George would like to live a carefree life with nobody to have to look after, we also get to see that he truly loves Lennie and although he may complain about having to look after him he likes the company and we see this later on when he is talking to Slim the skinner at the ranch, “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time,’ ‘but you get used to goin’ around with a guy” this is the time where we see that if George was to lose Lennie he would also become disadvantaged as he would have nobody to confide in and would probably go insane with loneliness and self pity. Lennie gives George a reason to live and something to work for, he also helps to keep George inline as he thinks about Lennie before himself so looks after their “stake” and saves to buy the small plot of land they dream
American English March 3, 2014 The Bane of Happiness John Steinbeck uses Loneliness and Isolation as two main themes in the novel Of Mice and Men, due to the effects of the Great Depression on ordinary people in the agricultural areas of America. Loneliness is a dominant theme in the novel Of Mice and Men. In this novel, John Steinbeck introduces the essentialness of loneliness of the life of many men during the Great Depression. Steinbeck uses concepts such as ageism, racism, and sexism to portray loneliness. Throughout the book we are introduced to many characters that display loneliness and isolation, some more than others.