Steinbeck foreshadowed the pivotal events based on Lennie’s psychological structure, innocence, brute strength and the pure brotherly love he holds for George. This therefore gives an overall depressing tone of the book with barely any positive events.
John Steinbeck was one of the great authors of his time. He was the winner of a Nobel Prize, and among other accomplishments. Many of his experience and knowledge are incorporated throughout his stories. Steinbeck strived to accomplish everything that he did during his lifetime. Nothing came easy and he had to work hard to earn everything in his life. This experience and hardship helped him with his writing, as he was able to write about real people and experiences. Steinbeck got his inspiration from life experiences, people he knew, and places he had visited.
Steinbeck not only uses realism to make an impact on his readers but he also uses strong characterization to his advantage as well (Howard). By using characters such as Ma Joad and Curley's wife, he is able to personalize the novel for the reader. This technique that Steinbeck uses makes the reader feel like he/she can relate with the characters' struggles, therefore, creating a greater sense of understanding toward the characters' situations (Horn). These two characters can best be described as strong, courageous, and they show great amounts of
This will cause more people to be happier and create more dreams. This novel shows a lot of compassion when George has to shoot Lennie and then never continues their dream of owning a farm. He does not want to carry on that dream without his friend by his side. It is better to have friends different from yourself. Steinbeck shows compassion through the two characters, George and Lennie. George is compassionate towards Lennie, he looks out for him and does not leave him
It is a touching tale that delivers a blow. This novel left me shocked, and feeling what is called betrayal. A catharsis is described as the process of releasing strong or repressed emotions. This book is a complete catharsis in my eyes simply because as a reader we want to continue to read until the next big moment. What separates Of Mice and Men from other books is its ability to come up with these big moments, it is as if each moment is bigger than the last and the ending is the peak. We come to desire these intense cringe-inducing sections of the book. John Steinbeck, the author of the book, memorizes the lives of the characters so effectively, in fact that we come the demise of some characters. Steinbeck makes you feel, and that is his strongest quality. Just like George our typical values of life disappear, we blindly follow Lennie’s persona almost to the point of telling him to “Stop”. In reality we all want to help Lennie, but we all have the feeling throughout the book that he will go over the top without the realization of his own actions, and that is what makes the book as powerful as it is. It is a classic for a reason, and it will forever be one. You can easily get this book done in one sitting so I recommend those people who like books with a good yet short book which is hard to come by. Steinbeck has touched the hearts of many, and I fully expect myself to read more of his
In life we are part of many roles that create dangers we face that may lie beyond our understanding. Even though these roles are hard to understand, they can give meaning to our life. In John 's Steinbeck "Of Mice and Men," we see these men 's day to day lives, the main character; George takes care of his friend Lennie who has difficulties understanding the rules of the world we live in. Through the story there are many ups and downs mostly involving Lennie, who is trying to see through the eyes of George and to do and be as George is. For this reason George is constantly trying to think of what is best for Lennie. Through all of this they face even more dangers and still try to find a way to raise money for a farm to
Steinbeck’s character, Lennie, is large and strong, but his mind is weak and slow. His companion through the story, George, looks after Lennie and has plans for a good life for
Like how Crooks was telling Lennie about how he has seen tons of men wanting the dream that every man wants but he has never seen anyone do it. With Curley’s wife, she wanted to be an actress and said that she had the opportunity but it was her mom that was holding her back. Yet she was “discovered” at a dancing club which did not seem to give her the clue that it was not for real. This comes to show how today, everyone wants to be famous, actor, singer, internet star, but it is just the real world and not everyone gets to be or gets what they want. Then how Lennie is always in the way of the american dream for him and George. Steinbeck just shows how complicated it is to achieve the american dream and shows how it may not be possible for
George steals Carlson’s gun – a ranch worker and blames it on Lennie. George thinks that if anyone is to kill Lennie it should be him. George sets out and goes to the river that was the setting at the start of the book. He finds Lennie and reassuringly talks to him about the place they are going to get to their selves when they have enough money. George tells Lennie about the rabbits he is going to be able to have and their couple of acres of ground. Lennie as usual gets excited about this and cannot tell that anything is different.
Another way that Steinbeck creates sympathy for the character of Lennie is by portraying him as childlike, with George taking the role of his father figure. For example,
Steinbeck uses symbolism in his book very well. The most prominent to me was what owning land meant to each of the men. It was the hope and freedom for their unhappy lives. This seems to be a constant theme throughout the book. The more George and Lennie speak of their dream of owning a house on a farm, the more you realize that is the ultimate commodity to these constantly working men. Many of the men expressed how unrealistic their dream was, but relished in the idea nevertheless. Lennie held on to the dream even the seconds before his death. I would
In the beginning of the story, two men named George Milton and Lennie Small are trying to make their way to a small ranch in Salinas Valley, California. George is the leader of their two man tribe, despite Lennie&#8217;s intimidating size. George is filled with determination and confidence while Lennie is a simple man with a big heart.
Every great writer had their own influences, John Steinbeck was no exception. Steinbeck’s influences cam from family, friends, and his environment to write detailed descriptions to involve or influence the reader. Whenever someone reads one of John Steinbeck’s works they are in immersed in the scene he is describing, he makes you feel as if you are right there experiencing everything there first hand.
The Book’s Protagonists are George and Lennie who are two Migrant workers. They travel with each other ranch to ranch to earn money. George knew Lennie because he knew his Aunt , when Lennie’s aunt died George took Lennie with him and they became the best of friends.
Of Mice and Men is a novel set on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The title of the book is a reference to Robert Burns's poem To a Mouse. (1759 - 96):