John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men tells a story of two very different friends how both share the dream of one day buying their own farm. George and Lennie are both two workers that take temporary jobs at different ranches. That the new job that they get to meet Candy, the old “swamper” who cleans the bunkhouse; Slim, the “prince of the ranch”; Crooks, the African American stable hand. Then there is also Curley, the boss’s son and Curley’s wife, women that is desperate for the attention. Throughout the story, Steinbeck uses a lot of foreshadowing to prepare the reader what is about to occur. The plans of the characters going “askew,” the death of Curley’s wife, the loss of the farm dream, and the death of Lennie; are four clear examples of Steinbeck’s
Would you kill your best friend even though it would be putting him out of his misery.Of “Mice and Men”, told us about a true friendship between two men George and Lennie.George was a smart short mann that always looked out for his best friend Lennie. Lennie was a kind and gentle human being but his mental ability held him back .Lennie was not in control of his emotions.Lennie is always following orders that are given to him, but is never truly thinking for himself. Lennie would be lost without the guidance he receives on a day to day bases.Lennie would never do anything to be mean but there is no telling what he is capable of if he loses it, he could kill someone on accident or severely mame someone with just his bare hands. George would always
In the book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck prepares his readers for Lennie’s final crime and subsequent death in various ways using foreshadowing, progressive catastrophes with Lennie’s strength, and symbolism. Steinbeck uses the literary device of foreshadowing to prepare his readers for Lennie’s last crime as well as a potential trouble. He also prepares his readers slowly and progressively for the death of Curley's wife by showing his readers a crescendo of Lennie’s catastrophes caused by his strength. Lastly, Steinbeck uses the symbolism of Candy’s dog to directly prepare his readers for the way Lennie's death occurs. Together by the end, Steinbeck prepares his readers very well for Lennie’s final crime and subsequent death.
What is it like to have a dream that makes you feel alive, that gives you another reason to rise and to strive in the morning and throughout the rest of your life? During the 1930’s this was often found within migrant workers who were searching for “The American Dream”
It starts off with Lennie messing with his dead pup. Then Curley’s wife the trouble maker comes in and starts to flirt with Lennie and talks about her dream she had and how it was lost. She lets him touch her hair and because he is like a big baby he’s not gentle and latches on to her hair. She screams and he covers her mouth and she didn’t stop so he shook her violently to get her to stop snapping her neck. After a little of contemplation he runs and candy walks in saw Curleys dead wife and got George. Instantly they both knew who did it. Once George knew what had happened he figured out a plan. After candy told everyone else he asks George “Then--- it’s all off?” (Steinbeck 80). George deep down knew that their dream would never
In his novella, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to show how unrealistic the dream of Lennie and George is and to further illustrate the inevitability of fate.
Lonliness and Friendship in 'Of Mice And Men' In terms of emotional stability, there is one thing in life that is really needed, and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from lonliness and solitude. Lonliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice And Men,
From the beginning, George tells Lennie to avoid Curley and Curley’s wife. There are multiple uses of foreshadowing that the reader can understand that John steinbeck is leading this to a tremendous event in the end. “"If he tangles with you, Lennie, we're gonna get the can. Don't make no mistake about that. He's the boss's son. Look, Lennie. You try to keep away from him, will you? Don't never speak to him. If he comes in here you move clear to the other side of the room. Will you do that, Lennie?" "I don't want no trouble," Lennie mourned. "I never done nothing to him." "Well, that won't do you no good if Curley wants to plug himself up for a fighter. Just don't have nothing to do with him. Will you remember?" "Sure, George. I ain't gonna say a
Many scenes seemed to foreshadow the tragic ending of the book. In the first chapter we find that Lennie has mind that is of a young child, and many of his actions are done without much thought. Without George Lennie might not have made it to where the story starts off. Lennie is very much dependent on him. Which foreshadows the ending murder because it most likely wouldn’t have happened if George was there at the time. Another example is George's story of how Lennie grabbed a woman's dress in the past, hinting Lennie would fall into the same type of trouble later at the ranch. The sad events that surround Candy’s senior dog also parallel to George and Lennie's situation. The dog was to Candy as Lennie was to George, a lifetime companion. Both are forced to suffer through the difficult decisions and consequences of their companions
The parallels between Lennie and George’s relationship and the relationship that their workmate, Candy had with his dog reaffirm the power dynamic between George and Lennie. In the novella, Candy must kill his dog because it is old and weak. Candy felt such extreme regret when it came time to kill his dog, that instead of doing
In the book of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck employs foreshadowing throughout the book to lead up to the event that happens at the end of the book. Lennie’s childlike mentality has him do things that he likes that will get him in trouble by the end of the book.Curley's wife’s behavior also contributes to the foreshadowing of her death.
Lennie’s Fate: An Ever Approaching Inevitability “‘Ain’t gonna be no more trouble. Nobody gonna hurt nobody nor steal from ‘em.’ ‘Le’s do it now. Let’s get that place now’” (106). These are the last words that filled the air between George and Lennie, their last exchange preceding a pivotal moment in both of their lives. They conversation calms and soothes Lennie, who hopes to finally get the farm that he and George dreamed about for so many years. Yet unbeknownst to him, Lennie would soon be set free from his earthly bonds by his long-time friend; a bullet, shot from the barrel of George’s gun, would enter Lennie’s head and kill him instantly. That bullet was not one of self-gain and moral disrepute, but one of freedom and liberation from worldly restraints. While this remains a hotly contested topic in classrooms reading Of Mice and Men, George’s intentions in killing Lennie were overwhelmingly good-natured.
The last connection I can relate too is not learning things as fast as others. Lennie struggles with his disabilities. He try's really hard to over come them. For example, when he try's to remember what George had said to him. I am the same way only I struggle with school subjects such as english and
The books starts when Lennie and George get kicked out a small town in California. George is a small man while on the other hand Lennie is I big strong guy who has a mental disability. It is both of their dreams to own a farm of their own. The next day they find a farm to work on. George does all the talking because he is afraid that Lennie will mess the job up for them. On the farm they meet a lot of people but Curley is the boss’s son who is mean to everyone on the farm. He is newly married and his wife likes to flirt with people on the farm and Lennie thinks she is pretty. While on the farm George tries to keep Lennie out of trouble every day. One day while on the farm, Slim gave Lennie a puppy. Lennie loves soft things and likes to pet
In this section Lennie and George arrive at the ranch where Candy greets them and assigns them bunks in a old barn looking place. Candy also accidentally hears George tell Lennie that he is "glad that they aren't actually related" and is confused since George had told him that they were. However Candy minds his own business and says nothing. George and Lennie also meet the boss who is a small man named Curley who trikes to fight Lennie for no reason. This leads to George stepping in and justifying lennies innocents action although Lennie didn't really do anything bad.