Raymond looks at the possibility of how it could snow even though his brother is giving him all these facts of how it is too cold and too dry to snow. For this reason Raymond is more optimistic than Harold since he chose hope while his brother chose facts instead. In addition, Raymond is also more considerate. On pg. 70 Raymond offers to the Guthrie brothers, which are a couple of young boys who are part of the novel, some money for helping him and his brother on the farm.
Bri Burden Professor Jett English B1A 1 November 2010 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men is the story of George and Lennie and how they travel together from ranch to ranch, and how they someday hope to attain a farm of their own. Loneliness is a common theme associated with this novella, that ranch hands are the loneliest men in the world. Lennie and George are two opposites yet both of them take fill some sort of need for the other. Even though George insists that he would be better off without having to look after Lennie, their very happiness lies within each other. Because Lennie’s mental capabilities don’t allow him to think properly, he is the hindrance that keeps them from achieving their dream farm,
A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like 'em" (Steinbeck 90). Exclusive of Crooks, Curly’s wife tends to be romping around the farm making everything more difficult for everyone else, as Carl shares, "Maybe you better go along to you own house now. We don’t want no trouble" (Steinbeck, 85). In the end they both have a drive to be accepted and talked to, but just how far they will go to achieve it differs
Willy asked his wife Linda, “How can [Biff] find himself on a farm? Is that a life? A farmhand?” (15). Although Willy made the wrong decision when choosing his career, he still encouraged his son Biff to make the same mistake. Biff’s dream job was to go our west and work on a farm, out in the open air.
He was self built from the ground up. Whitman was self educated, independent, intelligent, and unique in many ways. Although most of his life he was alone, he left a mark on American by his writs of poetry which were influenced by Emerson himself. He struggled through life, desperately looking for an alternative to becoming a farm boy. This in turn, led to a failure in teaching, personal failure of his newspaper, and going through a fictional writing phase.
Steinbeck illustrates the loyalty and sacrifice between friends through the friendship of Lennie and George. The issue of loyalty is embodied in the character of George. He is an intelligent man who could make a successful living for himself on his own. He chooses to stay beside his friend Lennie. George can never get a steady job to fulfill his long-term goal of having his own farm.
It becomes obvious that these two men have traveled together for a long time because Lennie knows the words of the dream by heart, and he can finish the sentences even though he does not remember where he and George are going tomorrow. George's voice, echoing this dream, seems almost like a prayer. He emphasizes that the dream makes them special; they are different from other wandering migrants who have no family and no home. They have each other, and some day they will have a farm of their own where they can "live off the fatta the lan'." They are describing the American Dream of owning land, being independent, having material possessions that provide security, and, in general, running their own lives.
People on the farm discriminate against Lennie. First of all, George always wants to live alone. If he does so, his life will be easier. For example, George is Lennie’s best friend. They travel together, Lennie has trouble in Weed.
It seems like a ritual or a bed time story for Lennie and it comforts his when something goes wrong. “George’s voice became deeper. He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before.” George and Lennie aren’t like many migrant farm workers; they go everywhere together and stay together throughout. “I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you.” They don’t like what they do but it’s the only thing they can do to earn money. “Guys like us guys that like on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.” But they believe they can be happy and successful not like other workers.
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.