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.
In conclusion the reader feels most sympathetic for George because taking care of Lennie caused him many unavoidedable problems, emotional burdens that will haunt him for the rest of his life, and a shattered dream. Without Lennie George is nothing but a lonley ranch worker, and his lonliness is what makes the reader feel most sympathetic for
Lennie is he’s responsibility. And since Lennie is he’s responsibility, it’s been getting him in trouble. Like running away from town and getting in to trouble in the ranch. Life is rough with Lennie. He always says how it’d be so much easier without Lennie in his life but he obviously knows he would do anything to protect him.
In reality, due to Lennie’s incapability to properly react to the potential threats in society, George has to make more sacrifice in order to protect him from harm. Lennie is like a defenseless child who causes trouble without understanding how to retrieve the situation, thus eventually, George realize their dream is unreachable since “All the time something like that [happen] — all the time.” (Steinbeck 11) Therefore, by shooting Lennie, George is ultimately sacrificing friendship to save him from the cruel fate set up by Curley. George will live in pain from killing a friend and loneliness while Lennie dies happily in his dream. Because George makes his sacrifice base on what is best for Lennie
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.
No, I do not feel that George is honest when he says that he would be better off without Lennie. He is a loyal friend and takes responsibility for Lennie's actions. I think he said that out of frustration for the life he is currently living. George has big dreams, owning a farm for example, and he is impatient to see them come true. He truly loves Lennie as a father would and would probably be lost without him in his life.
8. Tim O’Brien and Huck Finn are similar because they both are conflicted between doing the right thing and being selfish. Huck felt a loyalty towards Mrs. Watson and Jim so much that he so conflicted between being faithful towards Mrs. Watson for taking care of him and towards Jim his friend that helped him a lot. O’Brien’s situation is very similar because he doesn’t want to go to war yet he doesn’t want to be considered a coward; but going to war is considered the right thing to
Due to his lack of friends he tries to create a bond with Sam and it makes it even more valuable due to Hally’s loneliness. He would always “try out a few ideas but sooner or later” he’d “end up in there with” Sam and Willie. He would always look for something to do and always wonder what he should do and think of some ideas but in the end he knew that they would always be there and he would never be let down by them. Hally feels a strong sense of humiliation and all of it because of his crippled and alcoholic father whom made him feel a constant let down in his life. When Hally was young his father “was dead drunk on the floor of the Central Hotel Bar” and Sam helped Hally bring him home.
If George had payed more attention to Lennie and what he was up to, then Lennie probably wouldn’t have killed Curly’s wife. George knew that Lennie was a strong guy and he needed extra attention, and in the end that killed him. In addition, George and Lennie’s dream was crushed because Lennie didn’t listen to George. Lennie was a nice guy but he needed extra attention because he couldn’t control his actions. He had never meant to hurt anything or anyone but he himself didn’t know how strong he was.
Vereen M. Bell states, “Hindley cannot forgive Heathclff for unsurpuring the love of his father, so once he master of Wuthering Heights he sees that Heathcliff is methodically humiliated and degraded” (Bell). Catherine, however, accepted Heathcliff and liked him from when he first came to her house. She liked to spend time to him. She even began to love him, Catherine states that, “My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff!