Slim explains to George, “You hadda George. I swear you hadda” (118). He did have to kill Lennie in order to ensure the safety of himself as well as the safety of others who Lennie could have injured. When the well being of multiple people are in jeopardy, euthanasia is justifiable at the expense of only one
He tells him that a horse kicked Lennie in the head when he was a child and he hires them. They meet a few of the farm help, Candy, an handyman, with an ancient dog and missing hand, and Curley, the boss’s mean-spirited son. Curley is newly married, with a flirtatious wife, and full of jealousy. Once they are alone, the flirtatious wife appears and flirts with them. Of course Lennie thinks she is “purty,” but George, knows
Of Mice and Men In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, shows very similar relationships and how important one person, or animal, can be in a man's life. The novel takes place in the era of "The Hungry Thirties" in California and shows the migrations of the many people from Oklahoma. The two main characters in the book, George and Lennie, who have a different kind of relationship than most people because Lennie is mentally ill and George looks after him as though a father or brother, a result of the death of Lennie's aunt. The two men make their way to a new job and met many interesting people such as Candy who also has a special relationship with his old dog that is similar to the one of Lennie and George. The relationship of Candy and his dog foreshadows the end of the novel, both George and Candy feel guilty for what they have done and George is stronger than Candy is in these circumstances.
One example of her harassment is displayed when she meets George and Lennie on the first day of their arrival. Curley’s wife flirts with the two new men (Steinbeck, 64). Next, Steinbeck uses foreshadowing once more to show that Curley’s wife is not yet done with Lennie. While George and some of the other workers are down at the whorehouse, Curley’s wife flirts with Lennie in the barn in front of Candy and Crooks. One example of harassment is the mental attack on Lennie.
George is a courageous person in the sense that he has to make all of the decisions on whether to kill Lennie, would it be right, or should they just forget about it and move on. This shows the reader what feelings George had for Lennie, and the amount of feelings that a person can have for a lifelong companion just as Candy did for his dog. This amounts to the reasons why people should be cautious towards actions against peoples’ loved ones, and their
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.
It does, of course, which leads to the tragic demise of Lennie. This lays to rest the elaborate plan that George and Lennie, and later Candy, had of a better life. What little hope they had of achieving their comfortable little cottage and living off ‘the fatta’ the lan’’ is crushed the moment Lennie breaks Curley’s wife’s neck. This is, of course, a premature demise for Lennie, as well as Curley’s wife. It condemns George to living the life of every other hired hand, which is working for a month for fifty bucks, then just blowing it on whiskey and a whore, then repeating the process.
Please note that animal language is used the most during tense scenes. In this chapter we are made aware of Crook’s dream. He just wants to be accepted. He reveals how lonely he is as a crippled black man on a farm of white men. The section with Crooks, Candy and Lennie in Crook’s room is almost a rest period before the final climax.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, written by author John Steinbeck during the 1930s, the author does not condone murder unless it is under a special circumstance. The deaths that occur throughout the story only happen due to an accident or by mercy killing also known as euthanasia. The deaths throughout story show how the author does not accept murder. The first example to recall is when Lennie accidentally kills his pet puppy by petting to hard, and being too rough with it. “Why do you got to get killed?
After they reach the ranch, we are introduced to the workers who are considered main characters too: Candy, Curley, Curley's Wife, Crooks, Slim and Curley's dad. The novel takes place during the Great Depression of the 1930s in two places. It starts beside a stream, close to the Salinas River, a few miles south of Soledad, California. It then moves to a ranch, where the major part of the story is set. At the end of the novel, the setting