The Power Of Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Nuree Kang Mr. Hoschild English 1 8 October 2014 Isolation. Hopeless. Different. These three adjectives represents the power of hope and no one should walk away from a fight, roadblock, and a chance to prove themselves that they can have an extraordinary success in life. In the novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, there are many characters who feel both lonely and hopeless, but are still in search of a light. He or she has a chance to fight and win their biggest dreams, so there should be no reason to back down from a huge purpose to have hope and happiness. During the Great Depression, men and women have been moving everywhere in a search of a single hope that can have a meaning in his or her life. People have been through a lot…show more content…
Men and women seek hope in his or her lives in order to make something of themselves useful, but they cannot find it because of the fact that they are too isolated by his or her surroundings. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates Lennie’s friend, George, as a person who has a bit of hope, but is worried that his “partner” is going to ruins his life once again like at the time they were at Weed. George is often characterized as a person who has to take care of Lennie because he knows that the only person that could ever make things go wrong is Lennie. “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” specifically represents George because it shows that even though he has little hope on his side, he has to take of one’s life, and that is Lennie Small. When George has hope on his side, he says, “We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove, and set around it an’ listen to the rain coming down on the roof-Nuts” (14)! George describes the setting as an ideal place where everything is just perfect for the men on the farm including Curley’s wife. George’s description represents both he and Lennie with hope because he actually thinks that everything will go well if they get enough money, but if Lennie crumbles his plan, then they both will become in a disastrous scene where the other men on the farm search for them. George goes more into depth about he himself, Lennie, and Curley of the future stating, “S’pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing. We wouldn’t ask nobody if we could. Jus’ say, ‘We’ll go to her,’ an’ we would. Jus’ milk the cow and sling some grain to the chickens an’ go to her” (60-61). The futuristic scene conveys the idea of George, Lennie, and even Candy that they still are attached to the idea
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