Lennie thrives off of George’s way of speaking about their dream and also the way he talks about him and Lennie’s unique and strong relationship “Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place....With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” Lennie’s finds comfort
When George told him “it’s a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know,” showed his close relationship between him and Lennie. Because of Slims good intentions, he didn’t ask why, how or when. However, he did say, “Ain’t many guys travel around together. I don’t know why” which showed his confusion and maybe even jealousy, towards relationships like George and Lennie’s. In the bunkhouse, there was also Carlson, which throughout the whole novel showed his lack of emotions and his coldness towards others, which is another characteristic some ranchman have – coldness towards others.
It was from his mother that he gained is love and passion for reading and writing. Steinbeck grew up in a small migrant town. He spent his summers working on nearby ranches. Often times he worked with Migrant workers. It was through this work that he acquired much of his material for his novel “Of Mice and Men” Working on a ranch alongside the Migrant workers introduced him to the wicked side of migrant life and the darker side of human nature.
PB&J Story “Let’s get back on the road,” said Joshua, a striving new musician from a small town in Wisconsin who was on his First Tour across the United States. In just the blink of an eye his first of many shows was over and he was back on the cramped, grubby RV with all his crew members headed to Chicago. Though even with all the excitement going around the RV Josh still couldn’t help but think how much he was missing at home. It made his stomach toss in turn just at the thought of it. So to cure his strong case of home sickness he decided to make himself a creamy peanut butter sandwich, just like his mom used to ever since he was a little boy.
We gain an understanding of his character as we read more about him, ‘he smiled happily’, and this is a childish description of such a ‘huge man’, we wouldn’t expect someone so ‘huge’ to act childish. Steinbeck presents Lennie’s character as a benevolent one, this seems to derive sympathy from the readers because it makes them feel apologetic towards him and appreciate him. Due to the foreshadowing events which were accentuated throughout the novella, it is clear that Lennie's dream can never be accomplished and we actually feel sympathy for him as he does not intend to hurt others, Steinbeck makes it apparent that Lennie is in the grip of a powerful ability (immense strength) that he has no control over, which leads to the death of many. (Notice how the death of the species he kills tend to get larger) and the readers can understand the deep innocence of this character as he did not mean to kill Curley's wife in section five. We know this because he began to 'cry with fright' and he knows that he has done ‘a bad-thing’ because he is aware that he has done a bad thing; this enlightens the readers that when Lennie senses danger, he feels threatened and becomes very dangerous.
You got this toy that was supposed to help you learn to walk. I guess it worked because by mid-August you were walking like a pro. When Matthew started school in September you did not like it at all. Every morning when he left you would walk over to the door and cry saying “Maffew!” While Matthew was at school, I would read to you then we would eat breakfast. You would sit in your play pin and watch Mickey Mouse club house while I did household chores.
There are examples of how their relationship is continuously evolving throughout the story. This story displays the ups and downs of their rocky relationship as father and son , thus providing the reader with evidence of both hope and despair. Their relationship is shown through a positive light when the sons are continuing to mature and learn about the land. Nathan loved to have his sons beside him and loved teaching them about the land. Nathan’s plan from when his sons were very young was that as soon as they were old enough, they would be working with him on the land, no questions asked.
Of mice and men Do you wish a different life, or do you like it the way it is now? In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, most of the characters admit to dreaming of a different life. The main two characters in this novel are George and Lennie and they’ve been always dreaming of buying a piece of land, farming it, and growing some animals. When they arrive to the ranch, they work with some of the other characters, under the boss. The other characters have other dreams too, just like George and Lennie.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is a book of many themes, but two of the most important themes are clearly emphasized through the different characters dialogue and actions. George and Lennie are two ranch hands that travel together, with George watching over the mentally inferior Lennie. When they start work at a new ranch, several different characters are introduced. Two afflictions that seem to face several characters is the need for companionship and loneliness, created by factors such as the character’s lifestyles and by social standards of the time period. Throughout the novel, Steinbeck shows how loneliness and the need for companionship are unhealthy and dangerous to a person's well-being through the characters.
Personally, I think that the most important thing in life is to pursue what you take pleasure in most. I also think that if there is something you can do that pleases yourself and can benefit the lives of others, then you should take every step to make it happen. About a year back, my brother put together a Boy Scout eagle project consisting of sending care-packages to American troops overseas. When he told me of this idea, I was more then happy to help participate in an act that would take a very small amount of my time and greatly improve the well being of someone else who sacrifices his or her life everyday. We started his project by collecting both the money for shipping costs and the supplies needed to create the care packages.