George won’t let Lennie “go down alone” because he cares about his friend so much and knows he doesn’t deserve that. George also is protective over Lennie because he “used to play jokes” on Lennie all the time. He knows that even though it is wrong, doesn’t mean someone else won’t do it. George thinks very highly of him and Lennies relationship and won’t let anyone mess with
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.
The Causes of Lennie’s Death In John Steinbeck’s award winning novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck writes about the story of two men who shares a life together. George Milton and Lennie Small had been travelling together ever since Lennie’s Aunt Clara died, George promising her that he would look after Lennie. The two would always keep an eye on each other’s back but due to Lennie’s mental disability he causes trouble after trouble for George. However, in the end the story comes to a sorrowful ending where Lennie was shot and killed by George himself. Through Steinbeck’s literary techniques he explains the causes of Lennie’s death through the theme, characterization and foreshadowing.
George and Lennie are two migrant workers in the 1930’s that have nothing but each other, and the hope for the realization of an American dream. George being the good man he is has to put up with Lennie who seems to be nothing but trouble. Lennie is an innocent man but the mild mental disability he carries in his life seems to work against him and George. Throughout the book we learn a great deal about the relationship between Lennie and George, and just why George made the decision he made at the end of the novella.
By doing whatever he could to protect his friend, George seems to surmount all the obstacles in his way in order to help Lennie. George’s friendship with Lennie created a powerful bond between both men that is shown as a sign of hope to many of the other men on the ranch. By shooting Lennie, George does the last thing he can do to save his friend from the brutality of the world in which they lived. By giving up on his own dreams in order to save his friend, George sadly steps into the role of a hero. While nobody but Slim understands the full meaning of what George has done, the audience witnesses the strong bond of unwavering friendship between the men and the tragic heroism of George’s
Wart is a very good person, but his actions always seem to go overlooked by everyone. One prime example of this is when Kay brought the griffin head and Wart brought Wat as a reward for saving the trapped prisoners. Wat was a mad man but Wart believed that Merlyn could have cured him. Wart obviously has the right intentions and put the well being of others his top priority. When the boys come back home, everyone seems disgusted to see Wat back but everyone seems proud of Kay especially Sir Ector.
The book does a nice job of showing Lennie’s disability and his need for companionship. “I wisht George was here, I wisht George was here” (p.81). Lennie was always relying on George for the things he needed, he didn’t understand how to do things due to his mental disability. The 1939 movie conveyed Lennie as disabled but didn’t make it as drastic. Lennie’s disability was evident but not drastic, “You got enough beans there to feed four men” “Ahh, well I like em with ketchup”.
George only had one choice, and that was to take care of Lennie himself. Even though the dream was more achievable now that Lennie was gone, it ment nothing to George. Everything that George ever had in his mind was destroyed with the mistake of leaving Curley's wife and Lennie together. The best laid plans of mice and men often go wrong. In conclusion the reader feels most sympathetic for George because taking care of Lennie caused him many unavoidedable problems, emotional burdens that will haunt him for the rest of his life, and a shattered dream.
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.
You are a great man.” Varinka kisses Byelinkov and is still happy that she can call herself his wife. Byelinkov is worried about the great deal of responsibility that comes with marrage, he does not think that he can provide her with all the things she needs. Varinka is not worried about that she is like a kid that has a favorite toy, she does not care if it is broken or dirty she just knows that she has a connection with it, and it is her best friend. In this situation Byelinkov is scared he cannot push through that so he