George realizes that it is wrong to make a weaker living suffer. George admits that Lennie is “dumb as hell.” Using metaphors and similes the reader can better understand how much George loves Lennie. Slim then starts to realize where George is coming from and starts to appreciate their friendship. This characterizes George as caring, loving, and optimistic. George won’t let Lennie “go down alone” because he cares about his friend so much and knows he doesn’t deserve that.
Ramsay is a gentle and thoughtful man who believes in both fate and free will. At the beginning of the novel, Ramsay experiences an emotional crisis, being unfamiliar with every single side of his own character. However, considering that Ramsay does believe into living by his own rules, he is not afraid to review and expand his beliefs. He stands up for Mary Dempster against the villagers in Deptford, and, apparently, does not accept his mother’s view of Mrs. Dempster even at the price of losing his mother forever. This event proves that Dunstan is the type of a person who would rather follow his own mind and heart then go along with the mob mentality.
Of Mice and Men uses Lennie’s disability to help show the theme of the book. George struggled with taking care Lennie, having to keep finding work, and keeping a steady job. Lennie was the reason why George had to leave Weed. Lennie didn’t understand right from wrong. The book does a nice job of showing Lennie’s disability and his need for companionship.
At that mental age, they would not have been able to handle reality. One may say that it is sinful to end a life in general, however what George did was a truly good action by sending Lennie to a better place instead of receiving torture from Curley, a very abusive and cruel man to Lennie. A good example that is similar to this is when Candy had to make the decision to end the life of his dog. Many workers disliked Candy’s dog because it was elderly and smelled horrendous, therefore wanted it dead. Like George, Candy only wanted his dog dead to prevent it from enduring the suffering that they both face from oppressors.
Explore how Steinbeck initially presents the relationship between George and Lennie and how this foreshadows the events which follow in the novel. John Steinbeck shows the reader throughout the novel how important a friendship is, especially in the depressive 1930's, and how much two people can rely and support each other in order to survive the inauspicious future. If Steinbeck was to take the bond the two men share away it would create an incompetent, difficult and almost impossible journey. Throughout the novel Steinbeck portrays Lennie and George as having the greatest friendship in the world; and whilst George claims to not need Lennie, he knows that he needs Lennie just as much as Lennie needs him. ‘George's voice became deeper.
But without Lennie, George would be alone and unhappy, he realizes: "Course Lennie's a nuisance most of the time, but you get used to going around with a guy and you can't get rid of him" (Pg.41).Lennie and George love one another; they know that their lives have meaning because they are friends. When Lennie accidentally breaks the neck of Curley' wife, George kills Lennie in an act of mercy and love, knowing that Lennie could not survive in prison In addition to their similarities, George and Lennie have some important differences the first characteristic is their physical appearance. Lennie is large and strong. Steinbeck describes him as "a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walks heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws" (Pg.2). Lennie is powerfully built and his strength gets him into many sticky situations throughout the book.
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.
Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way. Therefore George had to make the sacrifice and be the one who shoots Lennie himself so that Lennie wouldn’t have to suffer. Without Lennie, George also faces other problems on his own such as loneliness with no one to care for and no one to care for himself. Steinbeck’s characterization plays an important role in showing how Lennie himself brought him to his own death. On page 2 of the novel, Steinbeck gives a description of Lennie: “Behind
They are both selfish men, led by irrational motives. Macbeth killed a good king; he speaks greatly of Duncan when he reconsiders murdering Duncan due to his good heart; “Besides, this Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office that his virtues shall plead trumpet-tongued against the deep damnation of his taking off. "(1.7.16-20) Macbeth also happened to be related to Duncan but that still didn’t stop him from murdering him and fulfilling his prophecy. Under Macbeth’s rule, people were in constant worry due to the numerous assassinations and experienced food shortages. The narrator in ATTH, killed because he claimed the old man’s eyes resembled that of a vulture’s and that he felt uncomfortable because he also claimed that whenever they fell on him, his “blood ran cold”.
The effect of using foreshadowing is that foreshadowing puts the reader in suspense. Steinbeck uses this sentence to highlight how obedient Lennie was to George, and how he walked behind him, not only as an inferior, but almost like a pet. “Behind him came George, and behind George, Lennie.” which shows that Lennie is dependent on George to know what to do. The word “behind” is used twice to show the status of the characters, George was behind someone already but instead of Lennie standing beside him he was behind him, showing that Lennie was already of a lower status once they had