We are able to see that they work together and travel in search for jobs, but we don’t discover much of their past until we reach chapter three where George confesses some personal information to a trustworthy worker on the farm named Slim. On page 39 slim says “Hardly none on the guys ever travel together. It jus’ seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together.” George explains to him that they were both from the same town and that George used to have fun with Lennie and take advantage of his stupidity to cause harm to him for his own pleasure, since then it appears that Lennie has had some sort of devotion towards George regardless of the abuse. When Lennie’s aunt Clara died Lennie came along with George and they were together ever since. This shows just that Lennie and George have been together for quite a long time and the brotherhood they share must be deep, and it also shows that although Lennie is a nuisance George puts up with him because he truly loves and cares for him as if he were his own
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. Also Lennie’s disability causes himself to be put aside from others on big events. While all the other ranch hands go to town, Lennie, Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s Wife are left behind. They’re left behind because to all the other strong and healthy men they’re outsiders. Lennie is considered as an outsider because of his mental disability.
Evelyn Tapia 12-10-12 Period 2 Mr. Sainato Of Mice and Men Essay In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, George and Lennie go on a journey in search of their dream. After getting kicked out of their hometown, the two men find a job settle at a ranch in Soledad. Both Lennie and George meet nice folks but their dream quickly comes to an end when Lennie accidentally causes another accident. Although people think it was Curly’s wife’s fault, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George didn’t pay much attention to Lennie, Lennie hadn’t listened to George, and Curly was going to kill Lennie, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George stopped paying attention to Lennie. George was a small tough guy that always had to watch over Lennie.
In the book, Of Mice and Men, dreams are what every character seems to be craving. In George and Lennie’s case, that something is land. It is natural for men in their situation, itinerant workers in the Great Depression, to imagine working on their own land and being their own bosses. Their dream is simple in some ways yet very complex in others. The dream apparently began as just a story that George told Lennie, perhaps as a way of calming Lennie down, or to keep him focused on working, but after some time, it seemed that George started to believe in the dream himself.
The dreams in “Of Mice and Men” are used by Steinbeck to signify characters in the book that have the potential to aspire to something better. Many people on the ranch are individuals who live in the reality that their lives are very isolated and often futile as they work for The Boss on the ranch and he has absolute control. None of the workers
MURDER ? In "Of Mice and Men," written by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie are workers in California. They have a hard journey to the farm they are meant to work on. George has always had a dream of owning his own farm with Lennie and not having to work for someone else, but have laborers working for them. When they arrive at the farm, Lennie is automatically drawn to a very sneaky woman that remains nameless throughout the book.
By doing whatever he could to protect his friend, George seems to surmount all the obstacles in his way in order to help Lennie. George’s friendship with Lennie created a powerful bond between both men that is shown as a sign of hope to many of the other men on the ranch. By shooting Lennie, George does the last thing he can do to save his friend from the brutality of the world in which they lived. By giving up on his own dreams in order to save his friend, George sadly steps into the role of a hero. While nobody but Slim understands the full meaning of what George has done, the audience witnesses the strong bond of unwavering friendship between the men and the tragic heroism of George’s
His life has almost no chance of improving. While in Crooks’ room, Candy and Lennie talk about their plan to buy a plot of land for them and George to live and farm on. As Crooks hears, he asks if he could come with them; he explains that he could help in the garden or any odd jobs. Before Candy or Lennie could answer, Curly’s wife enters the room looking for Curly. She begins talking to them and calls them “bindle-stiffs.” Eventually Crooks had enough of her and stood up for himself “You got no rights comin’ in a colored man’s room… get out quick” (88).
In the book, “Of Mice & Men” by John Steinbeck, I feel like the main message that he is trying to convey to his readers is that in life, everybody has dreams and aspirations that they wish to achieve in life but the cold hard truth about is, no matter how hard you try or wish, dreams don’t always come true. The theme if everyone in life wants to “be somebody” is show in almost every character in the book... Lennie and George’s both have the goal of own having their own little land and being ranchers, but from the very beginning of the book, the foreshadowing made it relevant that is wasn’t going to happen. Another example of this theme would be Curley’s Wife who wants to move to Hollywood, California and become a big time actress but because her mother didn’t want her to leave home, her dream destroyed be she could even attempt it. I too can personally relate my own personal goals to this theme. My main dream in life is to grow up go move to Oregon and study Computer Science at the University of Oregon but I feel like no matter how I try, I will never be able to achieve that for many reasons.
Steinbeck describes Crooks’ living condition to be, “For being alone…Crooks could leave his things about, and being a stable buck and a cripple, he was more permanent than the other men” (67). Crooks’ deformed back deprive him of working with the other men, thus denying him an opportunity for personal contact with them. Next, Crooks becomes accustomed to seclusion and begins to be suspicious of any man who tries to make friends with him. Crooks cannot go in the bunkhouse of the white ranch hands; therefore, he turns Lennie away from his own place. His longing for company wins over and he then invites Lennie to accompany him (68).