A minute passed, and another minute. Candy lay still, staring at the ceiling. Slim gazed at him for a moment and then looked down at his hands; he subdued one hand with the other, and held it down. There came a little gnawing sound from under the floor and all the men looked down toward it gratefully. Only Candy continued to stare at the ceiling" (Steinbeck 41).The tone of tragedy is so obvious in George and Candy's card game.
When Lennie first enters Crooks’ room, Crooks is deeply hostile to him, “he stiffened and a scowl came on his face”. Steinbeck writes Crooks with this reaction because he is relating his reaction to the bigger theme of the book: The Dream. Although one of the aims of the dream is company, Crooks has given up on the dream meaning that he has given up on the dream, meaning that he has given up on companionship. The reason for this is because Crooks has suffered from segregation the whole time has been However Steinbeck presents Crooks in a way that he knows that his personal space is one of those rights to have and so does not allow Lennie to me in. Also, it eventually become obvious that Crooks is seeing that he has the opportunity to be cruel to Lennie, as he realises Lennie is simple and not like the white men because “A guy can talk to you an’ he be sure you won’t go blabbin’”.
Curley has obviously decided it is not worth fighting him but before he leaves he instructs Lennie as he still wants to intimidate him and show him that he has an authoritive figure. In this extract Curley has clearly unnerved Lennie as Lennie constantly seems to be in some discomfort for example “Lennie squirmed under the look and shifted his feet nervously”. John Steinbeck does well to produce powerful imagery by simply using the word “squirmed”. This shows that Lennie is embarrassed and does not know what to do and this causes tension as Curley senses his advantage while George is worried about a possible confrontation. Another example is “Lennie twisted with embarrassment”.
in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, setting plays a crucial role in the advancement of the plot. It helps the reader get a feel for the mood and tone. Steinbeck use of words describes setting in a way never before seen, it is complex and yet easy to understand. The novel Of Mice and Men shows Steinbeck's use of words brilliantly, the novel has 4 major settings the clearing by the pond, the bunkhouse, Crook's room, and the barn. Each setting has its own very important addition to the books vividness.
5. ? Section 6 3. I think that Lennie is in a way relieved, but also extremely sad and miserable. Lennie knows what that is going to happen with George – that he will be killed no matter what. Lennie don’t want George to be shot of some stranger peoples of him, and either wants George to die painful and scared.
Crooks begins to antagonise Lennie, saying things such as, “Le’s say he wants to come back but he can’t. S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.” and, “ jus’ s’pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” In the beginning these thoughts just confused Lennie, which highly amused Crooks. However, when Crooks continued to antagonise Lennie, Lennie became angry with Crooks. We see this when the author uses “he demanded” instead of, “he said”.
The novel , Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a book about an unlikely pair. At the end of the novel George kills Lennie because Lennie was becoming more and more unstable. “Sometimes a tragic end is justified.” is a lens that can be agreed upon. This critical lens can mean that when something bad happens well is brought about. John Steinbeck uses literary elements throughout his novel to bring the book to life.
Curley vows to kill George, but George knows that it must be him to kill Lennie. George knows that Curley will be cruel to Lennie if he finds him. It would be more calming for Lennie
The author’s focus on uncontaminated subjects such as the beauty of undeveloped nature, the symbol of George’s and Lennie’s dreamed of farm and Lennie’s character trait of animal/child-like innocence dovetails with the actions of the other characters who plot and scheme and ultimately kill in order to get by in the world. This is a powerful message and one that is not drilled into the reader’s consciousness but is even more effective for the gradual impression it makes on the reader upon further reflection. Of Mice and Men is a timeless work of literature whose staying power is partially explained by its message of compassion and understanding in the face of
in many ways these poems are similar, and very beautiful. In "A Barred Owl" and "The History Teacher", the two poets have similar meanings behind what their poems are saying, in that they both capture how a child's innocence is made by lies from adults. In "A Barred Owl", Richard Wilbur discusses how someone keeps the fears of life away from a child, for, "Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear, Can also thus domesticate a fear" (7-8). This is like "The History Teacher", by Billy Collins, because in the his poem, Collins introduces his interactions with the children with, "Trying to protect his students' innocence." (1).