Of Mice And Men Essay

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“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.” – Yann Martel. This quotation means that when life comes good or bad you have to except it in order to make the best of it. For example if I am having a miserable day then its either I go with the flow or I ruin my day even more. If I was to go with the flow then my day would turn out much better than if I wasn’t to go with the flow and try to go against nature. I agree with this quote because it shows that life isn’t only good or bad but its both and we, as humans, should know how to make the best of it. This quote can relate to John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Simone Elkeles’ Leaving paradise. The quote above can relate to the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Throughout the book the main characters, George and Lennie, face lots of hardships. In order to reach their purpose and the American Dream both characters “… must take life the way it comes at [them] and make the best of it.” Most of the characters in Of Mice and Men admit, at one point or another, to have a different life. Before her death, Curley’s wife confessed her desire to be a movie star. Crooks, bitter as he is, told himself a pleasant fantasy of hoeing a patch of garden on Lennie’s farm one day, and Candy attached himself on, desperately, to George’s vision of owning a couple of acres. Before the story begins, the characters were robbed of their wishes. Curley’s wife wanted to be a movie star and instead is in an unfulfilling marriage with Curley. Crooks go against George and Lennie’s idea of the American Dream but can’t help himself but to ask if he can tag along due to his isolation of everyone around him. And Candy wants to own acres of farmland with George but his devotion to his dream is so strong that even after they discover the homicide of Curley’s wife they still planned on getting the acres of land. George and

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