“Hopes and dreams help people to survive even if they never become real” – “Of mice and men” In the novel “Of mice and men”, there are many examples where characters have dreams but reality is different. George and Lennie, dream about getting their own farm, but this dream is different for everyone, George dreams about farm without a boss as well as he dreams about place where they can do everything they want, to live there without any restrictions. “An’ it’d be our own, an’ nobody could can us. If we don’t like a guy we can say ‘Get the hell out’, and by God he’s got to do it An’ if a friend’ come along, why we’d have an extra bunk, an’ we’d say, ‘Why don’t you spen’ the night?’ an’ by God he would.”. This quotation shows that he tries
Both small and intelligent, George and Curley possess strong leadership and confidence. Their differences however are the way they act towards other people. Curley looks to start fights with the other men while George tries to prevent them. Curley is only concerned about his control over others, including his wife, because he has very weak confidence. George on the other hand, is always self-assured and goes out of his way to protect Lenny and the other
Although George and Lennie believe their ambition is well planned, they soon realize their dream is only up to fate. Lennie and George have been constantly on the run, and want to settle down. They want to buy their own piece of land, where no boss can kick them out. When it rains, they want to be able to stay inside and not have to worry about working. Lennie is also very pleased with their goal because he will tend the rabbits.
They all want to end the dog’s misery by killing him. When the dog is gone, the men don’t have to deal with the burdens he gives them, as well as his horrifying smell. Above all, they will take the dog out of his pain. Mercy killing helps anyone, whether it’s a human or an animal, as George and Lennie and Candy’s dog
George is a courageous person in the sense that he has to make all of the decisions on whether to kill Lennie, would it be right, or should they just forget about it and move on. This shows the reader what feelings George had for Lennie, and the amount of feelings that a person can have for a lifelong companion just as Candy did for his dog. This amounts to the reasons why people should be cautious towards actions against peoples’ loved ones, and their
As she has demonstrated in the memoir: “Of all animals of the plains, coyotes have the greatest sense of humor. Live with them for a while and it becomes evident why in Native theologies, Coyote is the Trickster god” (p166). In this time, the coyote play a practical joke on both the author and the dog. Although Sharon won eventually, she felt frustrated and become a little bit angry, so she yelled, “Get a job!” to the coyote who, however, respond joyfully. When Sharon and her dog on their way back, she looked back again and has seen “Coyote had paused to sit on the highest hill, silhouetted against the sky, to yodel one more time, no longer at me or my dog, but to the sky, or to nobody and nothing in particular, to the universe, a signature cry, saying I am” (p168).
George knew he had to kill Lennie himself because if he did not, Lennie would be locked up, or more likely, Curley would have killed him. Curley clearly states that he was going to shoot Lennie in the guts so that he died slowly and painfully and George knew that Lennie did not deserve that. He knew that the best thing he could do for Lennie at that point was to find him first and spare him that miserable fate. By doing that George proved he loved Lennie and that he knew what was right for him. He spared Lennie from dying scared and tortured.
After working all day in the fields candy’s (another worker) dog who is old and smells, walks into the room making everyone else angry this shows foreshadow because putting the dog down represents the responsibility of having to care for something and with candy it is his dog where he has to have its best interests in heart. Then later in the passage candy says to George how he should have shot his dog instead of letting Carlson does it. This foreshadows the end of the book where George ends up having to shoot lennie to keep him from suffering just like candy and his dog where both parties just wanted their friend to have a happy ending to their life. This foreshadowing contributes to the book in the long run because at that point in the book you know what George is going to have to do at the end of the book and this shows how the character is going to have to change before the end because from this text you know that something is going to happen between George and lennie and this foreshadowing crates suspense because you know it’s going to happen it’s just you don’t know when causing the reader to always be on the guard for when it does creating a dark and suspenseful atmosphere for the remainder of the
They are describing the American Dream of owning land, being independent, having material possessions that provide security, and, in general, running their own lives. Lennie's interpretation of this dream is that he will tend the rabbits — soft, furry animals that provide him with a feeling of security. This is a place where he won't be scared or running because he has "done a bad thing." Lennie's voice fills with laughter and happiness because safety means soft things and tending the
An example of this is that he thinks Candy’s dog should be shot because it’s old and smelly. He also thinks that Candy could have one of Slim’s puppies instead. However he can’t see that Candy might have an emotional attachment to his dog. For me this suggests that Carlson is insensitive and doesn’t care about anyone other than himself and he believes that he should always get what he wants. Another reason