George stated at the beginning that Lennie always gets into troubles. “You do bad things and I go to get you out,” (Steinbeck, 11). When Lennie held Curley's wife tighter and tighter we all knew whats going to happen because first he killed a mouse and he thought he will not do the same thing with a puppy. John Steinbeck used his creativity use of foreshadowing to make the book more enjoyable to read. Lennie seems to be very strong, but in reality he is the weakest character in the novel “Of Mice And Men”, because of the lack of his mentality ability and the missing characteristic to think for himself and make his own decisions.
The reason I think so is because spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects are much more significant than physical aspects. The story Of Mice and Men took place during the Great Depression, where close friendship between people was rare and unusual, and George benefited because he had a companion that traveled with him and always stayed with him. Lennie told George that if he is causing too much trouble for George, he can live in a cave alone, but George did not accept. When George shot Lennie (for Lennie’s benefit) and the friendship ended, George became extremely lonesome and he desired a friend like Lennie. Back to The Mighty, Kevin and Max realized that they had something in common.
A ‘best laid scheme’ (getting the house) ‘often goes awry’ (Lennie killing Curley’s wife) ‘and leaves is nothing but grief and pain’ (George knowing that he has to kill him) ‘for promised joy’ (George promising to get the house with the rabbits right before he kills Lennie). In conclusion, the title in John Steinbeck’s book ‘Of Mice and Men’ is relevant to the poem written by Robert Burns entitled ‘To a Mouse’. ‘The
The point of this essay is to show you how the two stories compare but are also different from each other. There really is not a lot to compare about them just the fact that the narrator is killing people he loves that have not done anything to him. Its like is bothered by their presence, and has no clue what he is losing. The first story I read was “The Black Cat.” This story to me seemed a little odd, because not only did the narrator and his wife own a lot of pets, they owned pets that live in the zoo, or in places other than houses. One of his favorite animals was a black cat named Pluto.
For example, Lennie loves to pet soft things like mice, puppies, velvet and as mentioned earlier, dresses. But because Lennie is so quick to get emotional, so unable to be rational, and so physically large it is difficult for the other ranchers to see his
In the Novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, you will find that everyone has a bit of loneliness in them, even if it is a little. Curley’s Wife is lonely because Curley treats her wrong, nobody talks to her, and she never got her dream. Candy is lonely because he is old and disabled. Crooks is lonely because he is being bullied, racially discriminated and his skin colour. In the end, loneliness is everywhere and still affects
Of Mice and Men Analysis The books original working title given by Steinbeck was Something That Happened, but after reading the poem “To a Mouse” by Scottish poet Robert Burns, Steinbeck changed his mind. The poem describes how the narrator accidentally plows through a mouse’s nest, and the sorrow he feels afterwards. In the poem, the narrator reflects over the relationship between man and animal, deeply apologizing on the behalf of mankind for all the damages done to nature. The narrator identifies with the mouse as a fellow mortal, saying that both the thinking men and the unthinking animals will suffer in the end. The difference lies in the fact, that only the presence touches the mouse; man on the other hand, are able to look back in regret, or look to the future and fear.
After George says to Lennie,: „Trouble with mice is you always kill 'em. ” Lennie answers to that: „but i don’t wanna kill’em, George.“ This show that lennie again, doesn’t have control about what he’s doing with all his force. He doesn’t want to kill the mice, but he isn’t aware of his force, so he always breaks their necks. Another way how steinbeck relates to nature in his novel is by Georges and Lennies dream. When they speak about their future, they often say things like: “We could live offa the fatta the lan'.” This shows how
Harrison Binker Language and Literature 112 8 January 2010 Of Mice and Men: Argumentative Essay At the end of the story Of Mice and Men George makes a tough decision that can be looked at as either selfish or unselfish. George had decided that he should control Lennie’s fate since he had taken care of him for so long and he should be the one to kill Lennie, not Curley or ant of the other men. George’s act at the end of the story was not selfish because Lennie was George’s responsibility and had been for a long time and because other men were trying to kill Lennie so it was better for George to kill him than men he barely knew. As stated in the thesis statement, George had a lot to think about before making his decision
The two main characters in the book 'Of mice and men' are George and Lennie. It is an unlikely relationship between these two. Lennie is totally reliant upon George, because of his mental immaturity of a child. However George is reliant upon Lennie for friendship and companionship in the lonely and unfriendly environment in the 1930's, where it is hard for one to find work. George admits this to Slim when discussing him and Lennie "It's a lot nicer to travel around with a guy you know" "I forgot again" This suggests that Lennie has the mental immaturity of a child, as children always forget and only remember things they find important.