Lennie In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

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1) Summary 1.) George tells slim about why he and Lennie travel together and more about what happened in weed. 2.) The men talk about Candy’s elderly dog which is tired and sick 3.) Carlson shoots the dog, as an act of kindness. 4.) George tells Candy about their dream of getting a piece of land and Candy eagerly offers to join them. 5.) Curley provokes Lennie into a fight. 6.) Lennie severely injuring Curley’s hand. 2.) Lennie and George’s relationship is that George protects Lennie from himself and others. As Lennie follows him, like a dog Lennie dose what he is told, and when it came to shooting Lennie it was so he would not suffer from Curley and his men so just like the dog being shot as it was old and tired and it does not suffer. The only difference is that George shoot Lennie himself as he did not want a stranger to do it…show more content…
For example, Curley’s wife dreams that she could be a famous performer on stage. She imagines how great it would be to stay in nice hotels, which shows that she was looking for security and finances would. However, Crooks also has a dream; although because of his isolation, he rarely shares his thoughts with the white people on the ranch, his dream is being seen as equal to everyone else. Central to the novel, of course, is George and Lennie’s dream- but do they share the same dream? Lennie’s dream is to tend the soft haired rabbits, whereas George admits that he would like to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. Thus, although they all share the idea of the American dream, it manifest in different ways for different characters. Thus it would appear that although the dreams Steinbeck’s characters have in “Of Mice and Men” seem to have been futile in the story, they are essential in order to give meaning to their hard lives, to make sense of their difficult existence and to keep alive the idea that, one day, their luck could
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