Candy did however have compensation for losing his arm, which he had kept saved encase he needed it. He worried about his future on the farm, so he tried to secure a sure future caring for Lenny and George when they bought their house. Steinbeck showed in the novel how the elderly were put on the scrap heap. They were seen as less important, useless and a waste of time. This affected Curley in a negative way, making him always fearful for his future.
However their paths are forced to cross when Victor’s father passed away, and he desperately needed money to travel to phoenix to collect his ashes and belongings. As a last resort, Victor accepts Thomas’s offer to fund part of the trip in exchange for him tagging along. The two set out on their road trip and end up bonding on the way. Despite the fact that they bonded during the trip and now have a better understanding of each other, they still did not end up being friends. “Victor knew that Thomas would remain the crazy story teller who talked to dogs and cats, who listened to the wind and pine trees.
Of Mice and Men, a novel written by John Steinbeck, is a piece of literature containing multiple characters’ personal perceptions of the American Dream and how each of their dreams are not fulfilled throughout the story. One of the novel’s main characters is George Milton. George’s perception of the American Dream is to be his own boss, pursuing an independent lifestyle free of running from trouble. George works hard throughout the novel trying desperately to attain his dream, though he never achieves it. The majority of complications that restrict George from achieving his ultimate goal originate from his mentally challenged companion, Lennie Smalls, who repetitively gets them into trouble.
The poem “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns is obviously about a man talking to a field mouse whose nest he has just destroyed with a plow. The man feels bad for destroying the mouse’s home and apologizes for what has happened. The deeper meaning of the poem is that no matter how much preparation goes into planning for the future, fate, or even someone else’s plan, can get in the way and demolish your plans. Burns compares the mouse and the man to one another in saying, “The best-laid schemes of mice and men/ Go often astray,” (Burns 39-40). The mouse in the poem worked hard to build its nest in preparation for the winter it was to endure in the future.
Crooks also has a fake hope that he is protected by his “wrights” but toughs are dashed by his argument with Curlys wife. "S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black...Sure, you could play horseshoes 'til dark, but then you have to read books." This shows that Crooks pities his own circumstances and vulnerability. However on pg73 "his tone was a little more friendly" and pg77 "I didn't mean to scare you" gives us the impression that Crooks has a kind heart under his mean exterior. Crooks brings into perspective the lonely experienced of all the characters in "Of Mice and Men" by saying on pg77 "Books ain't no good.
Both of them are wearing denim trousers, denim coats, and black hats. The novel starts off with George and Lennie walking down a path. They reach a river, and Lennie starts chugging the water, but George tells him not to drink too much, otherwise he will get sick. Soon, it is noticeable that Lennie has a minor mental disability and that George is taking care of him. George starts complaining, about how that the bus driver dropped them far away from where they needed to go.
In the book, George cared for Lennie and was always there for him. He would comfort Lennie and gave him a shoulder to cry on. In the movie, their friendship wasn’t as great as it was in the book. George was very annoyed of Lennie and hated him being around. He believed his life would have been better if Lennie never existed or never met each other because George believes Lennie holds him
“What’d you take outa that pocket?” “Ain’t a thing in my pocket,” Lennie said cleverly.’ Lenny isn’t lying because he had already removed it; he says this because he knows he shouldn’t have it and doesn’t want to get in trouble for having it. Later on in the chapter we discover that it is a dead mouse that he is ‘pettin.’ As well as that, Lennie uses reverse psychology in order for George to admit he wants Lennie to stay, ““If you don’ want me I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave. I can go away any time.” “No—look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie. ‘Cause I want you to stay with me.’ Reverse psychology is also often used by children which originates from their parents to get them to obey The fact that George could have easily just left Lennie illustrates that they have a very
To Crooks, the dream house would be a place where he would be accepted and not be discriminated against. However, unlike the other three men, who all associate the house with a pathway to the dignity they are deprived of, Lennie views the house as a sanctuary where he can take care of rabbits without anything to fear. It seems that almost all of Lennie’s motivation comes from the rabbits. When George scolds Lennie for not remembering where they were going, Lennie replies by saying, “Tried and tried, but it didn’t do no good. I remember about the rabbits, George.” (Steinbeck 4).
George warned Lennie not to say anything while he was talking to the boss. It’s for Lennies own good which shows that George cares for him. Lennie doesn’t abide what George has told him and therefore speaks while he is talking to the boss. George behaves viciously because he is starting to get irritated due to Lennie because he creates more problems. He is also angry because he doesn’t have enough money to make the dream become reality, therefore he requires a job, but Lennie minimises the opportunity available because of his child-like