Just a Simple Outsider The novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck takes its’ setting in the 1930’s during The Grwat Depression. In this novel there’s two main characters Lennie and Geroge. These two men are on their journey to accomplish their dream but, they stumble on their way to achieve it. Lennie is mentally disabled and does as George tells him to. George is the dominant male in the relationship , because of Lennie’s disability it causes they both very much trouble back in Weed and on the ranch they arrive too after escaping.
Curley's wife then comes into the barn and flirts with Lennie and he admits to have a like for stroking things, so he began to stroke her hair. As Lennie continues to stroke her hair harder, she starts to get scared and agitated and Lennie eventually breaks her neck. He then proceeds to bury her body in the hay and run away. Chapter Six - In this chapter, George meets up with Lennie at the area where George told him to go if anything ever went wrong, Lennie is panicking a lot as he has just committed a crime and doesn't know what to do. George tries to calm him down by talking to him about their dream ranch and what it would be like, he slowly distracts Lennie's attention until he decides to shoot Lennie in the head with a pistol.
Once again George and Lennie have found themselves new job at a strange ranch. For a few months Lennie and George manage to keep their jobs, until the inevitable catches up to them. Due to Lennie’s childlike mind, he accidentally kills the boss’ son’s wife. George realizes what a potential threat to society Lennie is, and shoots him in the back of the head. Of Mice and Men is filled with details unleashed through its literary elements, such as setting and climax, not to mention many others.
Mrs. Frisby, a mouse, is attempting to watch out of her children on her individual since her husband was eaten through the cat of farmer, Dragon. In the season of spring, youngest son of Mrs. Frisby is sick, and he requires to be shifted before the farmer begins cultivating. But what can she do? She recognizes about the rats that live under the rose bush, and she determines to call on them for support. Soon she knows that the rats recognized her husband, and that they all used to be animals of laboratory together.
The author also had the characters using the “B” word a lot when they were talking about Curely’s wife and the mother dog. The language also tells you the time period the characters are set in. The last important thing that I chose was repetition. They repeated words and sentences quite a few times; they said them over and over in the book. Lennie said the word “rabbit” because he wanted a pet rabbit and it symbolized him and George getting their own farm.
“Of Mice And Men” (Alternative Ending) Lennie collapsed on the damp earth, it’s cool moisture combining with his sweat soaked body emitting a thick mist of steam from his huge frame. Lennie had tried to remember where to meet George, but his blind panic had sent him zig-zagging through the woods like the chickens used to do when the old lady broke their necks to prepare them for the dinner table. He remembered how soft the feathers felt and he would spend ages just running his hands through them, still soft and warm, tinged with blood…. so pretty. ‘George gonna be so mad at me’, he said to himself.
For example, Curley’s wife dreams that she could be a famous performer on stage. She imagines how great it would be to stay in nice hotels, which shows that she was looking for security and finances would. However, Crooks also has a dream; although because of his isolation, he rarely shares his thoughts with the white people on the ranch, his dream is being seen as equal to everyone else. Central to the novel, of course, is George and Lennie’s dream- but do they share the same dream? Lennie’s dream is to tend the soft haired rabbits, whereas George admits that he would like to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom.
When George tells him about the ranch he insists that he tell him about the rabbits but actions of Lennie foreshadows that pets will be trouble for him because at the start of the book Lennie finds a mouse but the mouse keeps moving so Lennie tightens his grip and kills the mouse. This is foreshadowing that if he has pets he might kill them, which he does further in the books. Lennie gets a secret pet puppy. Once again the pet does something that Lennie doesn’t like so he holds it very tight and kills the puppy. Lennie knows he had done something wrong because he was thinking George won’t let him have rabbits, so he hid the puppy in hay in the barn.
Dr. Gerrit Kimsma also tells us about euthanasia fulfilling dreams Gerrit believes, “They can also focus on the things they really want to do, like taking a last trip, or making up a fight with someone in the family, or saying goodbye” (The Right to Die). I agree with Dr. Kimsma because when someone has a dream, it makes life easier for them. It puts them at ease if they accomplish that goal or dream before they die. In the novel, Lennie has a dream to tend the rabbits on their farm. Before George performs euthanasia he talks to Lennie by the Salinas River about how their life is going to be on their dream farm.
Is George justified in killing Lennie? John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a short novel about two friends, quick-witted George and dim-witted Lennie. (ef fram kemur af hverju þeir eru samtvinnaðir væri got að koma því að) They are both gauchos moving together from ranch to ranch looking for work but Lennie’s screwups cause them to be on the run consistently. They have a dream about a little farm of their own where they can reap their own harvest and keep rabbits and that’s what keeps them going in a hard life, although it is pretty obvious these are just pipe dreams. The story happens mainly at a ranch nearby the Salinas River in the state of California.