Do you have an unrealistic dream? In the book Of Mice and Men by John
There is a time where killing is a justified action. Times like this our self-defense, war, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. Another great example is in the book, by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men. George had to kill Lennie because Lennie’s punishment could have been worse, Lennie is not safe to be around, and George realized Lennie would never get better and the dream would never come true.
“The bunk house was a long, rectangular building. Inside, the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted. In three walls there were small, square windows, and in the fourth, a solid door with a wooden latch. Against the walls were eight bunks, five of them made up with blankets and the other three showing their burlap ticking. Over each bunk there was nailed an apple box with the opening forward so that it made two shelves for the personal belongings of the occupant of the bunk.”
John Steinback’s Of Mice and Men is a book that describes the chase of the American Dream. Although achieving the American Dream is a great desire for all, seldom does it actually come true. George and Lennie, the two main characters in the book, have a goal of pursuing their version of the American Dream, as do many other characters. However, due to relationships and other conflicts, that dream is not achieved.
George and Lenny are not related by blood, but they have a strong brother-like connection anyway. I connected this to myself in the way that I have a lot of people really close to me that aren’t related by blood. George has obviously had to deal with a lot of trouble because of traveling with Lenny, but George never gives up because he sees the good in Lenny. George’s devotion to protecting Lenny is really admirable because George could have left Lenny to fend for himself. This made me realize that even though George acts hard and tough he is actually a really caring person.
1. Setting is when and where a story occurs. Of Mice and Men takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression. The date that it was originally published and the general poverty and wealth struggles amongst all the characters can imply this. Lenny and George are farm workers who make their way to a ranch near Soledad, California. This is revealed on page 20 when Candy says, “After that the guys went into Soledad and raised hell.”
Of Mice and Men was written during a period of racism. In the 1960's it was important for everyone to get along with eachother because not everyone was equal. George and Lennie showed a great part in friendship throught the whole book. At the ranch in Selinas mostly everyone showed friendship in some way. Friendship was a great factor when the book was published because of all the racism going on at the time.
Of Mice And Men The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ reveal life in the 1930’s. A time very diverse to ours. Steinback, the author of this novel wrote about various issues such as lifestyle of the travelling ranchmen, loneliness, friendship, the American dream, racism and sexism. The book is about two migrant labourers, George Milton
The movie Of Mice and Men, directed by Gary Sinise, has various differences from the book, written by John Steinbeck. One noticeable difference is that, in the movie, there are many added scenes, where the original scenes are cut short. Another, consists of, in the movie, the dream between George, Lennie, and later Candy, is never resolved. And the final difference, is how they end the movie in comparison to the book.
In Attell’s essay An Overview of Of Mice and Men it is said that Steinbeck’s purpose is to show how life was during the Great Depression and how it affected the people. Attell stated that Steinbeck saw a problem between the people and the work place. He also stated that Steinbeck used the worker’s way of life in the Great Depression for George and Lennie. Finally Attell said that Steinbeck used Curley’s wife and crooks to show other problems during the Great Depression. This essay is about whether Attell’s points about Steinbeck’s purpose are right or wrong.
Beginning the story, we know he is a big man through sentence “a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pales eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders”(p.2), he slowly and heavily like a bear through sentence “he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws”(p.2), and through George's narration when he talks to the boss about Lennie, “strong as a bull”(p.22), then Lennie strong like a bull but he never knew his power and that was also the reason for the death of some small animals.
to George and wants to be just like him. This is quite sad really as
While Of Mice and Men may be an incredibly crappy novel, there is one thing that isn´t so bad, being that the reader can somewhat relate to the characters, or at least understand them. In the story, two friends, Lennie and George, decide to work on a ranch for some quick money. However, Lennie, being slow on the draw, accidently kills one of the people on the ranch. George decides to kill his friend before the others do. Lennie, George, and Crooks are the three characters come to mind in terms of affinity.
I tried to imagine that I go to a big theater to watch plays with uniform many years ago. It is a very classic and formal show for me. I think that the plays will be better than the vast majority of television shows or movies because the live shows more need actors’ performance on the stage. The audience can see the actors reveal feelings more easily. A good plays and a paper drama are inseparable. When I see a paper drama, I can find there are a setting of scenes and characters at first. Then it appears so many dialogues between different characters. Maybe it is very boring and tedious without performance when you are reading it. However, I can have much fun from reading the paper drama. I can imagine that the characters’
The movie Of mice and Men starts off with dark and mysterious music that leads that leads the viewers with questions. It then appears on the screen with a girl running through the California country in a red dress. At the same you see the two men running the other way.The movie Of Mice and men had great soundtrack, cinematic, characterization, that all goes with a story and big ideas.