Curley doesn’t dare fight Slim or Carlson, and Candy is too old, so he takes it out on Lennie who he thinks is laughing at him. Steinbeck uses violent words like ‘slashed’, ‘smashed’ and ‘slugging’ to make the fight vivid, as well as describing the blood. He also makes it seem wilder by making PHILIP ALLAN LITERATURE GUIDE FOR GCSE © Philip Allan Updates 1 OF MICE AND MEN Sample essays George yell. He also makes us feel sorry for Lennie and his ‘terror’, which makes Slim get up, as if the fight is going to spread and involve all of the men. (b) The threat of violence is present in Of Mice and Men really from the first moment we meet Curley.
“Free will is an illusion. What seems to be freely chosen behaviour is really the result go internal and external forces acting upon the individual” Discuss this view. Quite simply, the idea of free will is that individuals have complete control over their life and their destiny. Believers of free will are of the opinion that human behaviour is the result of choices which each individual makes for themselves; external factors do not influence behaviour in any way. In total opposition to this belief is determinism, the theory that all behaviour is pre-ordained and we cannot chose our destiny so to speak.
Duncan could never imagine that this will be true for Macbeth, whom he trusts the most. Duncan had no idea that Macbeth was going to kill him .On Louis first day of work, a collage student named Victor Pascow died. Yet before he passed, he told Louis that he should not go beyond the pet semetary or else bad things will happen to him. Like Macbeth, Louis was very puzzled about this “fate” and did not bother to acknowledge it. This fate/prophecy is ironic for Louis because he ends up going past the semetary, and burying his daughter’s cat, as well as his son.
This is called the “freerider” strategy. The person who keeps faithfully to the agreement with a freerider is called the “sucker”. All else equal, freeriding will appear to be a rational strategy. And no one wants to be the sucker. But that will lead us back to the scenario where we each act only for ourselves, either by giving in to the temptation to freeride, or the fear of being made into a sucker.
I remember about the rabbits, George.” (Steinbeck 4). Rabbits are a symbol of the impossibility of dreams by showing how all Lennie wants is to take care of rabbits, but since he has a history of hurting whatever he pets, it is apparent that he would kill them too, in effect killing his dream. The rabbits also show how people who
Although Lennie is very large and intimidating, he wouldn’t hurt a fly unless by accident. In this story Lennie gets a lot of mice to pet. Each time he kills it, it’s always by accident because being unbright as he is, Lennie doesn’t know his own strength. George wouldn’t let Lennie kill something on purpose unless it put them in danger. They got each other’s backs just like
Sometimes friendship means letting go: A look into George and Lennie of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ At the end of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men George made the right decision by killing Lennie. First of all, if George did not kill Lennie, something bad would have happened to him either way. In the barn, George says to Candy, “Guess... we gotta tell the... guys. I guess we gotta get ‘im an’ lock ‘im up. We can’t let ‘im get away.
Freedom is more important than stability because stability is control and demanding and the freedom to feel, dream, and to be able to create your own life and be who you want to in a way gives you your own stability. Stability is important in a way but not nearly as important as freedom. With stability its all control and demand. Your being controlled and have to do what the society tells you every single day. For example, in Brave New World nobody in the community has a family and can’t even think on there own.
Sykes was very ungrateful and didn’t appreciate his wife, he tried to get her out of the way so he can be with his mistress Bertha. The saying “Karma is a bitch,” relates to the story because, Sykes tried poisoning his wife with a rattlesnake, but instead he was bitten and died from the poison. The story unfolds when Sykes got home and verbally abused his wife, but she stood up and faced him without any fear in her eyes, that was the breaking point for Delia, despite all her hard work he didn’t appreciate her, so she decided to stand up for herself and no longer endure her husband’s abuse. Sykes character unfolds when the narrator painted a picture of what he really is and his thoughts against his wife, he was wicked and cruel against his wife but was sweet and caring towards his mistress Bertha. He would go all out just to get Delia out of his way of being happy with his mistress.
As Montag is about to burn his house "Mildred went to the beetle with her suitcase mumbling" he looked desperately at his wife (Bradbury 108). Mildred, Montag's wife, called on the authorities because she personally did not want to live with someone who holds views on books. She betrayed Montag to earn her freedom from literature. But before that had happened, Faber and Montag discussed about a plan. But during the plan Montag could not hold in his anger by shouting "'Shut up!'"