Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis To understand George’s choice you first have to take a look into the characters. I think George’s choice was justified. I believe George killed Lennie, like Carlson killed Candy’s dog. He did it because he needed to, and it was the best for the dog. Lennie had done something more serious than accidentally killing a mouse or a puppy.
George and Lennie lose themselves in the idea of the dream; their relationship is inspired by ideas of ' rabbits', 'puppies' and 'alfalfa'; “George says were gonna have rabbits and a berry patch.” (Section 4, Page 83) This dream becomes impossible due to the death of Lennie. George is passionate about the dream, it is his life fulfillment to own his own property: ‘to live of the land’, but George sacrifices this by killing Lennie. George knows the inevitable future of Lennie and places Lennie in front of the dream. This act of friendship is definitive and he sacrifices all his dreams and hopes to save his best friend from heartbreak. George also goes against his moral code, George does not want fall into the ranch worker stereotype.
George kills him because he believes that if anyone should have to kill him it should be him. George ends up sending him out happy thinking of tending rabbits. Lennie starts a chain reaction of total chaos and rage between him, George, and Curley. When the title Of Mice and Men was chosen by John Steinbeck, the significance was to show that everything has a flaw. Nothing ever lasts forever and never will.
No matter if it was good or bad, they both went through it together. In conclusion Steinback views/ viewed friendship needed for friendship because this book “Of Mice and Men” was based on all about friendship. Geroege ended up shooting/killing Lennie thnking it was for the best. Even though George probaly didn’t want to do it he did it for Lennie so that he could be in peace. Maybe he was tired of seeing Lennie hurt and just not really enjoying life as much because of his disability.
Although George and Lennie believe their ambition is well planned, they soon realize their dream is only up to fate. Lennie and George have been constantly on the run, and want to settle down. They want to buy their own piece of land, where no boss can kick them out. When it rains, they want to be able to stay inside and not have to worry about working. Lennie is also very pleased with their goal because he will tend the rabbits.
The focal character, Lennie, is inevitably drawn to tragedy, due to his wish for untarnished happiness. The composer of the novella profoundly depicts Lennie’s dream as, ‘livin offa the fatta the lan’. Lennie wishes to have a farm and ‘tend to the rabbits’, with George by his side, however due to obstacles and his untimely fate, he never succeeds with his ambition. When Lennie tells Crooks about his dream, Crooks deflates Lennie's happiness and hope by relaying him with the bitterness of the idea that ‘nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.’
The novel's title provides immediate and ominous foreshadowing. Of Mice and Men is taken from a line of poetry from Robert Burns, who wrote, "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." Therefore, before the story even gets fully underway, it is clear that George and Lennie's plans of having their own place in the world will go unfulfilled. The title also hints that George's plans of protecting Lennie are doomed to go awry. [wrong] Several events of first chapter foreshadow doom.
“Of Mice And Men” (Alternative Ending) Lennie collapsed on the damp earth, it’s cool moisture combining with his sweat soaked body emitting a thick mist of steam from his huge frame. Lennie had tried to remember where to meet George, but his blind panic had sent him zig-zagging through the woods like the chickens used to do when the old lady broke their necks to prepare them for the dinner table. He remembered how soft the feathers felt and he would spend ages just running his hands through them, still soft and warm, tinged with blood…. so pretty. ‘George gonna be so mad at me’, he said to himself.
It was such a shame that Lennie’s life had to be taken away for George to be happy. To show, one last time, that George killed Lennie for reasons of self-preservation, I will end with a quote. Quida, an English novelist, once said “Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what
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