He finds Lennie and calms him down, but Lennie asks loads of questions about the house they are going to buy together. Throughout the course of the work, nearly all of the characters will confront this grim reality. Thus we have a world where Steinbeck describes the plight of women, black people, disabled people and those with mental disabilities showing the persecution and suffering they have to endure. Lennie shows his childish way of dealing with anything, desperation and fear when Crooks tease him, saying that George is hurt and is not coming back, and when he has the dreams of Aunt Clara and The Gigantic Rabbit. I also agree with their opinions because overall the bunkhouse sounded like a small tool shed, not somewhere you would sleep in.
It is a safe sanctuary to meet and a place free from society, where Lennie and George can be themselves. You see the setting onstage before any of the characters show up and start spouting their lines. These men are almost without identity- perhaps reflecting the belief that the identities and background of these men was considered irrelevant during the economic crash, and that along with their money, opportunities and possessions, the victims of the crash also lost their sense of self. He never cared about Candy. Lennie asks George to once again describe the little farm that he knows about that they someday hope to own. Steinbeck mixes emotions by telling a cold hard truth about the U.
The triangle rings for dinner, and the men filter out of the bunkhouse, with Lennie suddenly excited by the prospect of having a puppy. She liked to flirt around because she felt extremely lonely and isolated. In this chapter Lennie gets a puppy from Slim and spends every free second he has in the barn with it. The friendship between the two men has grown to include Candy who never really had a friend besides his dog and has found something worthy to spend the money on that he received as compensation for losing his hand. This will increase the awkward atmosphere in the room because no one is quite sure as to how Candy can be comforted. George warns Lennie to keep away from both of them.
Again, Lennie is too stunned to react, so Curley continues to beat on him. Crooks, the stable buck, may be the most persecuted character in the novel. It is the views and opinions of this social type that permeate ranch society and those who come from outside these boundaries are ostracized and persecuted. He says he thinks he can convince the old people who own the property to sell it to him for four hundred and fifty dollars, which if Lennie and George each put in their fifty dollars, they could have saved by the end of the month. He can't bring himself to shoot his pet himself, and wesuspect this is going to be the same fear and reticence that keephim from making anything more of his life. It is also chance that George is absent from the barn when Lennie is burying his pup and Curley's wife comes in.
Migrant workers moved from place to place to find work, without any proper relationship with others. Lennie is also associated with rabbits, which are part of his dream he will get to tend them on the farm and because they are soft things he likes to pet. Most of the ranch hands thought she was a slut. Candy's dog parallels Candy's dilemma. He has a very olddog, which he has had from a pup. She was heavily made up and she acted like a scarlet woman.
George stays at work but he knows where Lennie would go, so he takes a handgun he had secretly stolen from Carlson and goes to find Lennie, by the banks of the Salinas River. Steinbeck presents characters dreams by explaining them and shows us the barriers preventing them from happening. Candy lies rigidly in his bed until the men hear the sound of the gunshot signaling the dog was dead. Also, the man versus man conflict is. Animal Imagery Steinbeck also uses animal images in his story. This makes it seem like a very quiet atmosphere. Curley, Carlson and Slim see that Lennie is dead, and all know that it was George who did it.
The barn is representative of a supposedly safe place where animals can find shelter and warmth. Slim tries to break the silence in the room by telling Candy that he can have one of his puppies. It shows how hard it was to get a job. In the last scene, when Lennie is at the pool, waiting for George, a rabbit appears to him, berating him and telling him that George will not let him care for the rabbits. The ambiance of Crook's room reflects a lot on his personality.
The characters depicted by the author are individuals who are constantly facing one obstacle after another. Maybe he was born that way but that we do not know. There are only two places in Soledad in which the action actually takes place: a clearing by a pool on the way to a large ranch, and the ranch itself. Lenny didn't know it was a bad thing. After the men leave, Lennie cries to George about how he didn't want to hurt Curley and asks if he can still tend the rabbits, and George assures him that he can. Many times, working men had to move from job to job trying to save enough money to buy their own land.
This will increase the awkward atmosphere in the room because no one is quite sure as to how Candy can be comforted. The ranch portrays a harsh, callous society with no place for the weak. The boss' son—named Curley because he has curly hair—used to be a and now picks fights with every big guy he meets. When he turned four he was given a pony this was the inspiration for his later series of stories the red pony. He wonders if George is taking advantage of a man who lacks the faculties to take care of himself.
The bunkhouse becomes a familiar base for the reader, and the reader is expected to imagine themselves as one of its inhabitants. With a description of the setting! Because Steinbeck was doing something unusual with Of Mice and Men. They come along a job thing. There, he became aware of the harsher aspects of migrant life and the darker side of human nature, which him with material expressed in such works as Of Mice and Men; Of Mice and Men was critically acclaimed but, the Nobel prize citation called it a little masterpiece, the issue I will be focusing on is how Steinbeck presents the ranch as a harsh and violent place. The wall street crash that caused the Great Depression left many with no possessions or homes, and the rough-edged and basic surroundings of the bunkhouse represents the lack of home comforts that the migrants would have had. The white able-bodied male who dominate this society are particularly selfish and do not form any proper relationships because it would be difficult for them to look after their companions.