He’s more contending with comfort remembering this makes lennies death more palatable. Lennie likes to pet soft things which leads to death of the mouse, puppy and curly’s wife, Thus lennie’s happiness tends to end in some form of suffering like lennies mouse suffered because it was small and vulnerable , lennies mental is undoing. George’s Card Game this is a world where a chance plays a major role. For instance, slim happened to be in the barn when curly comes into the bunkhouse looking for his wife. Location, the Bunkhouse is the cruel world of reality is not a good place this is also a world of fate.
Steinbeck carries this theme throughout Of Mice and Men, the Great Depression what a dark and lonely time in America’s history and Steinbeck was trying to tell us it did not have to be this way. People can always reach out and develop relationships in order to stave of the “meanness” of isolation. Prejudices in the 1930’s kept people isolated itinerant worker life harsh and kept people on move and on their own.Tired of constantly reminding Lennie of things he should remember, George gets quickly angry when Lennie forgets to get the firewood, for example, and instead goes after the dead mouse. On the other hand, George's anger is quickly under control, and he blames himself for scolding Lennie. In fact, Steinbeck makes clear that, despite his complaining and frustration, George looks out for Lennie and genuinely cares for him.
Feeling dejected, Candy lay rigidly on his bed staring at the ceiling silently as Carlson leaves to go shoot his precious dog. Pattern #4 Lennie was worried because he had accidentally killed his puppy and didn’t want George to get mad at him and say that he can’t tend the rabbits anymore. Knees shaking, heart beating, Lennie looked at the creature, a little dead puppy sitting in front of him, and stroked it with his huge hand clear from one end to the other. After staring at it a while, Lennie began to get furious with the puppy, making it seem like it was the dogs fault for dying so easily. Curley’s wife catches Lennie by surprise and in a panic, he shovels hay over the puppy with his fingers, but it was too
“[I]f I was alone I could live so easy,” he says. Lennie has his own private dream of living in a cave with his own rabbits, while Curley’s wife often regrets her missed chance to become a Hollywood actress. In the end, the novel’s main theme is that people must learn to reconcile their dreams with reality, to accept that everyone’s best laid plans often perish. These plans “go awry” not because the characters in the novella give up on them, but because forces beyond their control destroy them. In the bleak
It becomes clear in the story that Lennie has a mild mental disability, and is deeply devoted to George and is dependent upon him for protection and guidance. They both share a dream of one day buying their own piece of land, farming it, and, much to Lennie’s delight, keeping rabbits. The next day the two show up together at the nearby ranch and George insists that he does all of the talking. He lies, and begins to explain that they are cousins and that the reason they travel together. He tells him that a horse kicked Lennie in the head when he was a child and he hires them.
Here George, Lennie, And Candy become close to the goal of buying a house to live the American dream. Also the men realize that they must keep this plan a secret even from their friends, as they will try to keep them from achieving the dream. However Lennie was sitting in the barn then Curly’s wife came in, she a tramp and talking to Lennie. Next Lennie’s had got caught in her hear and she freaked out causing Lennie to panic, and in the moment Lennie has held her as she was flopping about and that caused her neck to snap. (Steinbeck 91) Here Lennie fell as he committed murder although he never meant to, never the less the act let to Lennie’s death and his greatest fall.
‘Sure, you can have any one of them pups you want.’ ‘Carlson is right Candy, that dog ain’t no good to itself.’ The expression in Candy’s face shows that Slim offering his pups and wanting the dog put down has changed his mind. b) Describe the atmosphere in the bunkhouse when the dog is shot. Include at least one quote in your answer. The atmosphere in the bunkhouse when the dog was shot was quiet and depressing. Candy turning in his bed showed that he was devastated once he heard that shot.
Okay, these are exactly the same as “how far” questions. You need to say that we do feel sorry for Lennie, but also we don’t. Here is what I would do:- Paragraph one – He doesn’t understand, he is completely naïve and dependent * “I di’n’t mean no harm, George” * “let ‘im have what, George?” * “It’s mean here” * “I can just as well go away” Paragraph two – He loses everything, his dream, the mice and the pup * “He pulled the trigger” * “he ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits” * “you’ve broke it pettin’ it” * “An’ then he was dead” Paragraph three – He is consistently picked on by other men, including
In the beginning extract of the novel 'Of Mice and Men' tension and suspense are creating in many ways,at the start of the text an anxious scene is created as Candy the swampers dog is killed to put his out of his pain. 'Lets get it over with...Lets get it over with..we cant sleep with him stinking around here' says Carlson as he puts the Luger Pistol in his hip pocket. This line creates suspense as to whether Candy is going to say yes or no to killing the dog. Candy then looks to Slim for 'reversal' but 'Slim gave him none.' Is also building up suspense to the answer.