Depression affected everyone this is because many people were unemployed and had to travel and migrate to look for work. The book explores people's unrealistic dreams, their desperate needs for work and money, not belonging and being an outsider and the terrible loneliness the depression left
George is placed with the responability of taking care of Lennie no matter what. George loves Lennie like a brother, and never would want anyone to hurt him. He makes sure that he doesn't hang around with bad people. For example; George told Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife, because she was trouble. Towards the end of the novel, Lennie finds himself stuck in a room with Curley's wife, and gets into some trouble, and ends up killing her.
With other workers around George becomes extra cautious of lennie as he cannot predict what actions lennie is capable of with different people around him now, not just George. A crucial part in the book that shows George’s true colours on how he feels about lennie is when he looks out and protects lennie from Curley who is the boss’ son. Curley really takes an eye to lennie and threatens him numerous amount of times. This then leads to George to become very protective over lennie showing that he cares deeply about lennie and needs to keep him apart from curely so there is no trouble between the two of them. A quotation to show that George puts all the negatives of lennie behind and looks out for him in an important situation is when he worries as he sees Curley for the first time and immediately spots trouble “ya know, lennie, I’m scared I’m gonna tangle with that bastard myself.
Lennie is he’s responsibility. And since Lennie is he’s responsibility, it’s been getting him in trouble. Like running away from town and getting in to trouble in the ranch. Life is rough with Lennie. He always says how it’d be so much easier without Lennie in his life but he obviously knows he would do anything to protect him.
George won’t let Lennie “go down alone” because he cares about his friend so much and knows he doesn’t deserve that. George also is protective over Lennie because he “used to play jokes” on Lennie all the time. He knows that even though it is wrong, doesn’t mean someone else won’t do it. George thinks very highly of him and Lennies relationship and won’t let anyone mess with
It’s a wonder anyone could have survived such a way during this time period in America. The first to happen to this family was little income. They were barely making it through when he lost his job. Several men during this time period became a part of the category, “unemployment.” The unemployment rate increased a lot during the great depression. People who lost their jobs could not feed themselves, pay their rent, and support their family.
Use of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men Midway through the 1930s during the Great Depression, many people were being isolated from society. They were becoming less close to the American Dream. The Great Depression was a time period where many lost their jobs and homes. There was an explosion of poverty throughout the whole United States (Loftis 134). All these events inspired John Steinbeck to write his novella Of Mice and Men.
Lennie’s a nice guy, he wouldn’t hurt no one on purpose, he wouldn’t hurt a fly, I know he wouldn’t mean to cause no trouble, but if Curley starts somethin’ I’ll tell Lennie to fight back ‘cos I’ve seen guys like him before. Guys like Curley need to be taught a lesson. I aint gonna let Lennie get beat up by Curley for no ‘cos that aint right. That wife of Curley’s worries me too. I heard she always gives everyone the eye; I’m worried that she might give Lennie the eye and he might do somethin’ stupid again like he did back in Weed.
Gabe Pinto Mrs. Hagood American Literature 3/10/11 Of Mice and Men: Dealing with the Great Depression John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, one of his most widely read novels, shows how life was during the period of the Great Depression. This book explains the statement of the pain of human loneliness and the struggle of men to find a home during this tragic time period. Steinbeck had a love for nature and his books are noted for the accuracy of their characters and language. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men skillfully shows the characters poverty during the Great Depression through his characters’ actions, personal desires, conflicts, setting, and their dialogue. Born on February 27, 1902, John Steinbeck had a love for nature.
Analyzing symbolism in the book “Of Mice and Men” During the 1930’s our country was hit with, The Great Depression. During this era, everyone was struggling to make ends meet. Farmers especially were. During this time period John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men was published. The story is centered on two best friends, George and Lennie.