Of Mice and Men is really about Lennie and George’s journey and relationship with each other, and how they really need each other in their lives. Lennie is very dependent on George. George is one of his only friends and a very important person in his life. George guides Lennie through his life like a father would to his son. The first thought when Lennie is doing something wrong or bad is George because he knows that George wouldn’t want him to being in it.
His life has almost no chance of improving. While in Crooks’ room, Candy and Lennie talk about their plan to buy a plot of land for them and George to live and farm on. As Crooks hears, he asks if he could come with them; he explains that he could help in the garden or any odd jobs. Before Candy or Lennie could answer, Curly’s wife enters the room looking for Curly. She begins talking to them and calls them “bindle-stiffs.” Eventually Crooks had enough of her and stood up for himself “You got no rights comin’ in a colored man’s room… get out quick” (88).
We find out that George and Lennie have a dream of finding a new place. 3. George and Lennie arrive at the ranch. They meet Candy, the Boss, Curley and slim. Curley tries to pick a fight with Lennie because he doesn’t like big guys.
George stated at the beginning that Lennie always gets into troubles. “You do bad things and I go to get you out,” (Steinbeck, 11). When Lennie held Curley's wife tighter and tighter we all knew whats going to happen because first he killed a mouse and he thought he will not do the same thing with a puppy. John Steinbeck used his creativity use of foreshadowing to make the book more enjoyable to read. Lennie seems to be very strong, but in reality he is the weakest character in the novel “Of Mice And Men”, because of the lack of his mentality ability and the missing characteristic to think for himself and make his own decisions.
Evelyn Tapia 12-10-12 Period 2 Mr. Sainato Of Mice and Men Essay In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, George and Lennie go on a journey in search of their dream. After getting kicked out of their hometown, the two men find a job settle at a ranch in Soledad. Both Lennie and George meet nice folks but their dream quickly comes to an end when Lennie accidentally causes another accident. Although people think it was Curly’s wife’s fault, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George didn’t pay much attention to Lennie, Lennie hadn’t listened to George, and Curly was going to kill Lennie, I believe George and Lennie’s dream was destroyed because George stopped paying attention to Lennie. George was a small tough guy that always had to watch over Lennie.
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.
It also makes him lock his heart that no one could enter and suspicious of people who try to make friends or get closer to him to protect himself from getting hurt by others. It is proven in the novella that he remembered his childhood when he played with the white kids, his father didn’t like that because he could get hurt and it might become a deeply hurt that never cure for Cooks when he grown up. Through three paragraphs, isolation, loneliness and word are three main causes that show discrimination against Crooks from people in the ranch. Racial discrimination still existed during the Great Depression, and it was presenting in the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. He was very successfully to describe how society at that time treated people with different skin color through the character, Crooks.
The two main characters in the book 'Of mice and men' are George and Lennie. It is an unlikely relationship between these two. Lennie is totally reliant upon George, because of his mental immaturity of a child. However George is reliant upon Lennie for friendship and companionship in the lonely and unfriendly environment in the 1930's, where it is hard for one to find work. George admits this to Slim when discussing him and Lennie "It's a lot nicer to travel around with a guy you know" "I forgot again" This suggests that Lennie has the mental immaturity of a child, as children always forget and only remember things they find important.
In the Novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, you will find that everyone has a bit of loneliness in them, even if it is a little. Curley’s Wife is lonely because Curley treats her wrong, nobody talks to her, and she never got her dream. Candy is lonely because he is old and disabled. Crooks is lonely because he is being bullied, racially discriminated and his skin colour. In the end, loneliness is everywhere and still affects
Curley’s wife confesses her loneliness of being stuck in the house all the time and to not liking Curley’s company. She becomes even more angry about the lie of the circumstances of Curley’s hand injury and it is now obvious that her and Curley’s relationship is extremely dysfunctional and probably emotionally damaging to the wife. In this novel Crooks possesses the majority of loneliness and discrimination. He has more possessions than anyone, because he is a permanent worker unlike the other workers who just come and go. Crooks has his own room which is connected to the barn, and is supposed to be a privilege.