Comment on the poem’s diction. How does diction relate to tone? Li-Young Lee uses common language. His tone is very reflective. He describes in thorough detail his memory of his father, and notices that the tenderness he is using with his wife was a result of his father.
Therefore it shows that Steinback views friendship necessary for happiness. Since the whole book is based on George and Lennie and they have a very strong friendship. In the case of the characters, qualities that are needed/ necessary to create a healthy
In the novel, George is portrayed as one of the main characters in Of Mice of Men also Lennie’s companion. Another way George is represented is a kind, responsible, patient and compassionate character; he watches out for Lennie. Lennie has been his companion throughout the entire novel and there are prime examples of how he looks out for him; for instance, when Lennie gets himself into an altercation George always manages to get him out of it. In the book, on page 2 George is described as a “small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features, every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, and a thin and bony nose.’’ The writer has used a writing feature called ‘imagery’ to help the readers create
Towards this end Vengenas draws upon the picaresque aspect of the original Don Quixote, focusing on Chipote’s misadventures in a 1920s America that exploits Mexican immigrants and is indifferent to their plight. The Adventures of Don Chipote or When Parrots Breastfeed focuses on Don Chipote, a poor rural farmer living in Mexico with his wife and kids. Don Chipote, similar to Don Quixote, doesn’t have much in his life. He lives a simple life as a bracero on a ranch. Don Chipote constantly daydreams of being able to provide a better life for himself and his family.
What do we learn about George and Lennie and their relationship from Chapter one In chapter one of this novella ‘of mice and men’ we are introduced to the main character George and Lennie and their friendship which is a key theme in this novella as referring back to the context, the book is set in the 1930s when the great depression has occurred resulting a vast amount of people to migrate and most of the migrant workers were alone. George In this chapter we learn that George is very short tempered when he says angrily “we could have just as well of rode clear to the ranch if that bastard bus driver knew what he was talking about”. John Steinbeck used alliteration when he uses the phrase “bastard bus driver” making George more angry and emphasizing on the fact that George doesn’t trust to many people. Coming back to the context, migrant workers travelled a lot in rough conditions and they get very tired so George could be tired from walking, and he blamed this on the bus driver. Secondly we also learn that George is quite aggressive when he says, “Lennie!” he said sharply”.
The first time we are introduced to Lennie and George together, we soon notice lots of different ways in which Lennie copies George, for example, walking behind him. “They had walked single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other” pge2. The way in which Lennie generally copies George’s actions clearly shows the fact that Lennie has a child-like manner. The author reinforces this fact when Lennie and George reach the “green pool” because George acts as a parental figure towards Lennie
Of Mice and Men The book, “Of Mice and Men,” is written by John Steinback and it’s about an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark in the face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size and great strength, has the mind of a young child. They’re the main characters and they just basically go around California, looking for work in farms. The book took place during the Great Depression. But I’m wondering if George is a good friend to Lennie. I believe that George is a good friend to Lennie because he constantly looks out for Lennie and treats him well, not the best treatment towards a friend but it’s still good.
Alexander J. Weissend English 10 Mrs. Ricci 20 March 2012 Of Mice and Men Essay When two men try to fulfill a dream hardship, and sorrow followed by a devastating end to a journey long traveled. Based in California in the 1930s, a few miles south of Soledad. George and Lennie discover the reason most men like them don’t make it to their dreams. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck use emotionally vivid setting, informal language, and undermined and flawed characters to express how these men may to work their hardest but the America dream was just too out of reach. In Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck uses visual details and life like descriptions to create vivid emotional setting.
The companionship and support between George and Lennie is evident where at some point Lennie is accused of an attempt to pet a young woman in Weed, California and his friend George protects him jealously. The strong friendship between the two is evident when George reveals the sacrifices he had to make for the sake of his friend Lennie. “I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all over the country all the time….You do bad things and I got to get you out”( 12).
Steinbeck based a whole books to one of the occurring events. In Of Mice and Men, two men (one stable human being and the other a mentally retarded; hardworking liability) are migrant laborers trying to earn enough money to pursue their dreams. The same goal for all Americans; that being to achieve their dreams and be successful. He describes the inequalities of the world, through two men that are looked down in the novel. Most of Steinbeck’s books are based on poverty and injustice (Williams 97).