Hence, I agree with the given quotation. Carlson, before leading the dog outside, promises to do the job painlessly. Word Count: 770 Related Essays on Book Reports. The difference between him and the rest of the workers is that he has someone to call a friend. From what Sam could barely remember Of Mice and Men was a book written during the great depression, something that happened in America. He grabbed a girl's dress. If that were to happen it would not show just how hard life was back in these times.
They travel together to a farm to work. Lennie later on feels her hair and starts to grab on it very tightly. Lennie thinks she's pretty, but George warns Lennie to stay away from her. The next night, most of the men go to the local brothel. Up north, they had recently been run out of a town called Weed on account of Lennie. From this book, we can also find many themes. The men who worked on the ranches, the traveling workers were sad and lonely people.
The two characters have a unique relationship. When Lennie talks to Crooks, Crooks gets very upset and gives him a little persuasion. George and Lennie are models for me. He also had an old dog. Lennie is a gentle giant who is quite slow and forgets almost everything as the reader is introduced to in the beginning of the story. The book generally is about all of the migrant workers, all with their own dreams.
This theme is represented by the friendship between George and Lennie. They moved from place to place to find work. He is a big man with large pale eyes, wide shoulders and walks kind of gaudy as a bear might walk. However, in actual fact, the novel is full of sad people suffering in a world where no one really cares about them. What makes these typically American is that the dreamers wish for untarnished happiness, for the freedom to follow their own desires, and it isn't going to happen because such a world doesn't exist.
It showed me that any interactions can lead to a deep, serious friendship. George enjoys going to brothels, getting drunk and generally wasting his money. George then shoots his friend in the back of the head. He had to get to Lennie before the others did. She was not given a name to symbolize that she was nothing more than a possession of Curley.
His literature was greatly influenced by his hometown of Salinas and the surrounding areas, which was where most of his stories took place. Of Mice and Men is a story of George and Lennie, two ranch hands, who wish to flee the ranch in search of some place they could call their own, a place where they could live an idyllic existence. George and Lennie escaped by hiding in an irrigation ditch until nightfall and then leaving town. Another thing that I learned was that it takes a lot of responsibility, and patience to try to take care of some one who is mentally ill. He is afraid that his age is making him useless, so he gives his life's savings to George and Lennie in hopes of joining them on their way to the farm of their dreams.
Also that even though George and Lennie seem like two different people they can still become closer than brothers. Overcome with thirst, the two stop in a clearing by a pool and decide to camp for the night. Sometimes it leads to a loss of life. As he describes the rabbits that Lennie will tend, the sound of the approaching lynch party grows louder. The next day, Lennie accidentally kills his puppy in the barn, and Curley's wife enters and consoles him.
She uses the excuse of looking for Curley to find some company, but then slips up, admitting she knew where Curley had really went. He was raised by his aunt and abandoned when she died. The girl went and told the cops that he raped her so him and George had to leave town. This symbol serves several purposes. A small man with broad shoulders that is as strong as two men put together of course George was strong however, not as strong as Lennie however, he was rendered mentally handy capped from birth.
The author's reason for writing this book was to demonstrate the power of loneliness. Most of them end up in a pine box. Most of the workers were totally alone; they had no one to take care of them. Well, I ain't done nothing like that no more. Steinbeck artfully uses foreshadowing to detail the battle between friendship and idealism contrasted to isolation and reality in this tragic Great Depression Era story. Nature also conflicts with technological advances. In the climax of the book George has to make a decision he will never forget for the rest of his life.
After a few minutes, of thought Candy wearily agreed. The book I read for this project was Of Mice and Men. George and Lennie are exactly two different people which helps there dynamic such as; Big-Small and Dumb-Smart. George is afraid of how the boss will react to Lennie, so he tells him that he'll do all the talking. For example, George's close relationship with Lennie causes those around them to look suspiciously at George. He stopped doing that when he told Lennie to jump into a lake to show off, but Lennie couldn't swim and he nearly drowned to death.