When faced with a hard decision with no time to think, we often make irrational decisions based on certain circumstances. To take the law upon oneself is not an option available to those who have no authority. John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ readers are confronted with a situation of similarity as George’s malignant action of shooting Lennie at the end of the novel was pressured by the threat of Curley and an apparent weakness for other’s suffering. George’s actions raised debate on how his response can be justified, however, also condemned. In support of George, he saved Lennie from a potential death at the hands of Curley, however in rejecting George’s actions, it was not definite that Curley was going to kill Lennie, but by shotting him,
George and Lennie had grown up together. They had dreams together, and accepted the faults of each other. George also had a lot of other chances to get rid of Lennie. For example at the last farm they were at something similar happened, and George could have let Lennie get caught and probably killed by the farm hands there. Instead he saved Lennie, and went to the next farm in hopes of achieving their
This idea that the innocent always suffer, is actually a false statement. In reality, those who suffer are actually the guilty. In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, attempts to show this to the reader. Throughout this novel, there are multiple examples of characters who suffer including Curley, his wife, and Lennie; however, these three characters are all guilty and
He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream. Lennie’s personality is like that of a child and this makes situations very hard for him. He does not always know what or how to do things and this causes a lot of trouble for his friend George. Because Lennie is handicapped he has no ability to understand abstract concepts like death.
Steinbeck uses the dream to show George and Lennie’s relationship. The shared dream gives both men something to look forward to but for different reasons, which shows how different the two men are. Lennie looks for ‘tending the rabbits’ and for George it gives him security and control. The dream was what most ranch workers had in the great depression but for Lennie and George it is different because they are sharing it. Lennie is more excited about it than George, ‘come on George, tell me.’ Repeats Lennie, suggesting that although he knows what the dream is, he wants to hear it again to give him some security and hope.
It was no different being taught by Red. I believe Tom could take care of himself, although if he didn’t go with Red and ride in the rodeo he would have been miserable. Living in town and going to school doing The same things he would have always done if not for leaving town and experiencing new things and making different choices. After Tom had recovered from being nearly crushed in his last rodeo his travels had brought himself to Jim Woodward. He then decided to make the decision to take on a job working at Woodward’s property.
Of Mice and Men offers us a range of sad, and sometimes pathetic characters. How, in your view, does the writer makes us feel particularly sympathetic towards any of them? Many of the characters in this book could be said to be pathetic, in their own ways, but we can relate sympathetically – in some of their cases – to their difficult situations. For some characters, though, it is hard to feel much sympathy, as they seem to be naturally bad. George and Lennie represent the former group, for whom we can feel sympathy, while Curley is a character with whom it is hard to sympathize.
Lennie have a mental problem but is very kind. George is taking care of Lennie but Lennie make George angry most of the time. Lennie keep asking George about the small ranch they are going to get and about the rabbit he is going to tend and George kept on telling Lennie that story. George and Lennie are heading to their new job on a ranch near Soledad. George told Lennie to don’t say a word to the boss.
“Characters in great works of literature often fall victim to a combination of their own mistakes and circumstances beyond their control.” (Anonymous) I agree with this statement because this statement is proven in a novel “Of Mice and Men“ by John Steinbeck. Another wording of this quote is characters in great works or literature do not succeed to their goal because of a combination of their own mistakes and wrong decisions and things that take place that is entirely out of the reach of their control or fate. In “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck portrays weak characters such as Curley’s Wife fall victim to her own mistakes, decisions and actions that where out of her control. “Of Mice and Men” the character who was Curley’s Wife fell victim to actions that where beyond her control. Being the only woman on the ranch married to Curley who was too busy with starting fights with other men on the ranch she was very lonely.
What is prejudice? Prejudice is an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge thought or reason. It has become well- known throughout the world. Prejudice can be experienced in many different forms. In the novel Of Mice and Men, the theme prejudice is depicted throughout the story.