We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 13). George and Lennie’s lifestyle encourages their closeness because they have no one else to rely on. Like George and Lennie, Crooks’ isolation leads him to desire companionship. Crooks illustrates this need when he invites Lennie into his home and attempts to educate Lennie on the repercussions of loneliness, “A guy needs somebody—to be near him.
Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both. He presented this very strongly in the way that he presented his pilgrims. He showed, for many of the pilgrims, that they had good intentions, such as the Pardoner. At the same time, he wasn’t afraid to show their evil side. The Pardoner is a prime example of his presentation of humans because he showed that he had good intentions, to help people and to pardon their sins, but he also had his evil side, which was to tell people that they have sinned simply to earn himself a few extra coins.
Steinbeck emphasizes the theme of dreams throughout the book. George aspires to be independent , to be his own boss and most importantly to be a ‘somebody’ and not just another unemployed bum. Lennie aspires to be with George on his independent homestead, and to quench his fixation on soft objects. Candy wants to reassert his responsibility and influence which was lost when Carlson killed his dog and also security on George’s ranch. Loneliness is a significant figure on most of the characters lives as it was on most of the American people during the Great Depression.
Their special bond being together differentiates them from others. Similarly, after George shoots Lennie this relationship ends and longer George enabled to consider the pairing of them two that made him so special. “Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family…they don’t belong no place...” (13). Being
No one should ever have to go through this but in this case, George was forced to take the life of his dear friend. George kills Lennie because if he doesn’t, Curley will torture him or he will rot in jail for murdering Curley’s wife. Lennie, being someone as innocent as he is, can’t handle that. Some may say that George was only trying to get Lennie off his back and that he shouldn’t have ended Lennie’s life but he had to kill him. He didn’t want to kill him but he needed to in order to save his friend from suffering.
Mr. Malinger constantly brags about his cunning throughout the story (pgs. 78, 80, 81), and mentions how he is not insane, but misunderstood (pgs. 78, 80, 81). He also gradually plans the death of Jenkins Benign, even if there was no specific premeditated design of murder. The defendant not only knew what he was doing, but also that it was wrong, thus eliminating the possibility of using the insanity
Again it shows the confusion of the war that has taken away Billy’s sense and strip away who Billy is. Throughout the novel Vonnecut tries condemn war by showing the absurdity and stupidity though black humor. But at same time he knows it won’t do too much as he said that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as
His natural fear of death overcomes his sense of human morality, which also suggests breaking a code of chivalry. When Lord Bertilak returns home from his hunting trip, Gawain does not reveal the girdle to his host but, instead, hides it, what from Bertilak’s point of view is breaking the agreement to return anything given to him while his host is away. However, Gawain’s point of view on this particular situation is different at first. Gawain is trying to operate under the laws of chivalry which, evidently, have rules that can contradict each other. In the story, Gawain finds himself torn between doing what a damsel asks (accepting the girdle) and keeping his promise.
1993) Its is evident that there was no choice for George but to do it himself than let any of the other strangers kill Lennie, he knew that there was no chance left for Lennie and it was for the best, because George was able to do it, that shows how deep his friendship goes and how much he cared about Lennie. What extent would you go to help a