He has the money to help support the purchase of the farm. “Maybe if I give you guys my money, you’ll let me hoe in the garden even after I ain’t no good at it” (60). He hopes for Lennie and George to let him work with them even if he gets too old. Candy trusts George and Lennie to let him work for them. Candy is miserable at the farm where he works until he met George and Lennie.
Of mice and men’ is about two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression. These two main characters are George Milton, an intelligent but uneducated man, and Lennie Small, a man of great strength but mental disabilities. They hope one day to attain their shared dream of owning a piece of land, which is their interpretation of the ‘American dream,’ the idea that any individual can achieve their dream through their own hard work. It is set in the 1930’s when the Great Depression spread over America. Of Mice and Men underlines the importance of companionship in difficult times.
He always says how it’d be so much easier without Lennie in his life but he obviously knows he would do anything to protect him. Lennie and George left the town of Weed because of how Lennie loved the feeling of soft things, and when he saw the woman’s soft red dress he just wanted to touch it, and he did. The woman didn’t know what to do, she just had a big man rubbing her so she called rape and George and Lennie had to run out of that town, they ran because George didn’t want Lennie to have horrible consequences from the town and get
Gabe Pinto Mrs. Hagood American Literature 3/10/11 Of Mice and Men: Dealing with the Great Depression John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, one of his most widely read novels, shows how life was during the period of the Great Depression. This book explains the statement of the pain of human loneliness and the struggle of men to find a home during this tragic time period. Steinbeck had a love for nature and his books are noted for the accuracy of their characters and language. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men skillfully shows the characters poverty during the Great Depression through his characters’ actions, personal desires, conflicts, setting, and their dialogue. Born on February 27, 1902, John Steinbeck had a love for nature.
Gatsby’s heroism in the war, determination in the pursuit of his dreams, and his tenacious devotion to the love of Daisy forms Nick’s final opinion which leads him to give him the compliment. From all the events portrayed through the eyes of Nick in this novel, and after the death of Jay Gatsby, Nick states “Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…” Nick characterizes them by asserting that they are careless people who end up retreating back to their money and to the safety of their relationship after having their “good time”. After reading and looking back through specific parts of the novel and, as well, coming up with my personal conclusions; I must agree with the judgment to which Nick had made most frankly clear. Nick insists, by using the term ‘smashed’, that Daisy and Tom destroyed countless lives
English Essay “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck “Individuals that are different are often marginalised or isolated from the community in which they live”. How is this true for characters you have studies in the novel “of Mice and Men”? The Great Depression of the 1930’s was a turbulent time. Hundreds and thousands of people lost their homes and their jobs. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men details the lives of several people going through these harsh times.
He is mostly always inappropriate with words, very blunt, and hurtful with others. This seems to be a defense mechanism for him to shut out the world around him and not be bothered. Whether this is due to him not wanting friends or just the fear of someone messing with his very particular life, is not known for the positive but I would side with the "schedule." I see Jack depressed as well, though he tries to hide that also. It becomes quite obvious that Jack has OCD and it has literally consumed his entire life but, Jack makes it look and seem normal he's been at it so long.
After learning about the death of his wife, Macbeth returns to the man he used to be while still anguished over all that has occurred throughout the play. “The seventh scene brings Macbeth to the very verge of the accomplishment of his guilty purpose. He pauses for a moment and hesitates. In his soliloquy there is almost an echo of conscience” (Clayden). Guilt made him seem more like the common man and likable because of the sheer fact that he was relatable to his old self.
Paragraph One - Candy • Represents the elderly • Dreams of job security, stability and of being a valued member of society • Is part of George and Lennie’s dream of owning their own place –a small farm • Dream is ruined because Lennie kills Curley’s wife • The shooting of his dog is a metaphor of some people’s attitudes towards the elderly Important Quotes: • Reveals he will soon be fired and asks to be a part of George and Lennie’s dream (p.88-89) • Likens himself to his dog (p.88) • Dream ends because he knows George won’t go through with it without Lennie (p.131) • Blames Curley’s wife for his dream ending (p.132) Topic Sentence: Reflects the words of the task and the focus of the paragraph. Steinbeck uses the character of Candy to represent the elderly in the novel. Context: Give the context of your quote. In other words, introduce it. Don’t just quote out of nowhere!
The first evidence we see of Hooper’s bullying is the note that he drops from a window when Kingshaw first arrives, ‘I didn’t want you to come here’. This immediately sets the tone and strikes conflict between the two boys, sparking fear and insecurity within Kingshaw, knowing that he already isn’t wanted and hasn’t even spoken to Hooper yet. Through the use of flashbacks we gain insight into Kingshaw’s past which reveals how insecure he is which due to lack of love from his mother. This fear and insecurity is what Hooper thrives on, targeting on these weaknesses. To get away from Hooper and his torment, Kingshaw runs away to Hangwood.