His retardation sometimes causes others at the ranch to shun him; even to the point of thinking he is "cuckoo." Since Lennie cannot think as quickly as the other men, he is often set aside and isolated from them. He is unable to take an active part in conversations because George, Lennie's best friend and travelling companion, is the only one who can understand him. Lennie is frequently off in his own dream world and is constantly preoccupied with dreams of the farm which he and George someday hope to buy. .’ “An’ have rabbits.” ‘As a result, Lennie is unable to face reality at times, a fact which puts him even more out of touch with the real world and with other workers.
Men and women seek hope in his or her lives in order to make something of themselves useful, but they cannot find it because of the fact that they are too isolated by his or her surroundings. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates Lennie’s friend, George, as a person who has a bit of hope, but is worried that his “partner” is going to ruins his life once again like at the time they were at Weed. George is often characterized as a person who has to take care of Lennie because he knows that the only person that could ever make things go wrong is Lennie. “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” specifically represents George because it shows that even though he has little hope on his side, he has to take of one’s life, and that is Lennie Small. When George has hope on his side, he says, “We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens.
The word "unpainted" suggests that the inhabitants of the bunkhouse are quite lazy because they can't be bothered to paint the walls. This may lead to the reader thinking that the inhabitants of the bunkhouse don't want to work and that don't want to do anything but laze around so they may dislike the inhabitants. The reader may also be eager to go to the bunkhouse and paint the walls because they don't like things to be boring and they want things to be perfect. Steinbeck presents the bunkhouse inhabitants as very unkempt and uneducated individuals. You find this out because of the dialogue between George and Candy as well as the description of the bunkhouse in the passage; "Positively kills lice, roaches and other scourges.
Of mice and men shows a wonderful story of friendship, loyalty and kindness. But it also shows the bad things like how big a deal being black was or even being a girl in this time. In this era being poor made you less important from the rest. The men usually had to live in terrible conditions, separated from their families and loved ones if they had anyone left that is. Lennies and Georges situation is different from others because Lennie needs looking after and that’s what George does he cares for him.
Why or why not? In my honest opinion prejudice is hard to measure because it cannot accurately be predicted or judge by a test. I feel like prejudice cannot be measured accurately because the test shows the association between different groups. The only thing I can see the implicit association test is measured are the groups that I may belong to or fit in. People cannot show the result of being or prejudice because people are known to select things that they are more familiar with, things that they are more commutable with, and things that they see in their everyday environment.
This highlights the main theme of the novel: loneliness. Living alone in his room Crooks craves the company of others but, because of his coloured skin and the era he lived in, he is shown to be separated from the other ranch workers and thus suffering from loneliness more than his colleagues. Because of his skin colour, Crooks is shown to have “kept his distance and demanded that other people kept theirs.” Steinbeck describes how crooks wants others to stay away from him and reciprocates their feelings towards him but, later in the novel, he reveals that he is very lonely all by himself and would like to have someone to talk to. However, because he is so used to being shunted away by society, he pushes everyone away from him before they have the chance to do the same, portraying him as a “proud, aloof man”. Again, this fact highlights Crooks' loneliness and, even though he has convinced himself he doesn’t need anyone else, he knows the pleasure of having company and this is something that can’t be replaced by the many possessions he has acquired.
When George told him “it’s a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know,” showed his close relationship between him and Lennie. Because of Slims good intentions, he didn’t ask why, how or when. However, he did say, “Ain’t many guys travel around together. I don’t know why” which showed his confusion and maybe even jealousy, towards relationships like George and Lennie’s. In the bunkhouse, there was also Carlson, which throughout the whole novel showed his lack of emotions and his coldness towards others, which is another characteristic some ranchman have – coldness towards others.
The lyric, “He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting,” correlates to how Holden will try to make a friend, or stand up for something, but in the end he fails. An example would be when Holden is talking to Luce and seems to only keep aggravating him and in the end Luce just ends up saying he has to go and leaves. Holden states that he never really had a liking for Luce in the first place, but he was starving for some kind of companionship. He just wanted someone and even
This not only hurts himself, but Zeena as well. He also cannot express his feelings for Mattie. One example of this is where Mattie is cleaning the dishes and Ethan is leaving for work. (50) It is the perfect opportunity for Ethan to tell her how he feels because they are all alone, but all he can manage to say is, “So long, Matt.” (50) Instead of acting on his emotions, he constantly thinks about them. Ethan’s behavior seems to make him create a fantasy world where he is always happy.
CHAPTER ONE In chapter one, Siddhartha learned that the love of his family would not always be enough to satisfy him. In order for him to lead a fulfilling life, he must venture out on his own and discover what really makes him happy, and what his life’s purpose is. In my life, I’ve learned that if your heart tells you that something you’re doing is morally wrong, do not do it by any means. I’ve been in way too many situations where I’ve regretted not listening to what my heart had to tell me. If you feel that something you’re doing could possibly be wrong, it is best to stop what you’re doing a really think about your choices CHAPTER TWO In chapter two, Siddhartha learned the ways of the Samanas, which is the group he chose to follow.