There is only one way an author can get their readers to cry, laugh, and love or just enjoy their master pieces. That one way is through the uses of literary devices such as similes, metaphors and personification. These are the small things that brings the author`s thoughts and ideas alive. The author`s ability to use literary devices through the book helps in direct characterization and lets readers get a better understanding of Lennie and George, the two main characters Of Mice and Men. It also helps in keeping readers thinking on their feet and constantly questioning George and Lennie`s next move while in Salinas, California. John Steinbeck, in his novel Of Mice and Men, makes use of similes and foreshadowing to keep readers in touch
“So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again , do I ? Jesus christ, you're a crazy bastard!” George says (4-5). You can infer that the two characters have some issues with each other. In Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck shows the weaknesses that most of the characters have and the trials they face with those weaknesses. The characters such as Lennie, Crooks and Candy all have something that happens to them in the story that brings out their weaknesses. John Steinbeck portrays the effects that weak people reveal through the characters Lennie, Crooks and Candy.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming someone important or doing something exciting and memorable? Would you give up or refuse to let go of your dream until you achieve it? Has that obsessive under-minded your success? Many people have dreams that they want to accomplish, but there are obstacles individuals have to cross over in order to achieve their goals, such as facing reality. In the book of Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, the story is a tale of two drifters working from farm to farm, trying to make a living, and save some money to have their own place someday, which is their dream during the Great Depression. The characters face the hardships
Through the novella, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the authors use of motifs of Lennie getting in trouble reveals the theme of friendship is an important part to living a fulfilling life. Through the whole book George is helping Lennie get out of sticky situations, but the motif of Lennie getting in trouble ends their friendship in a very tragic way. Toward the end of the book, George had to kill Lennie, his best friend, because there isn’t anyway out of the sticky situation that doesn’t involve Lennie dying. After killing Lennie George was in shock of what he had just done. Steinbeck narrates, “But Carlson was standing over George.
George kills his best and only friend. In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie accidentally kills curley's wife, because she is screaming when Lennie touches her hair, he tries to stop her from screaming and ends up suffocating her. Then he runs to the place he is supposed to go if he does something bad. After that George and Candy finds Curley’s wife dead. They know Lennie killed her, George tells Candy to tell everyone what they found when George goes to Lennie. At the moment people are looking for him. George talks to Lennie and makes a hard decision and decided to shoot him. The event of George killing Lennie is the big decision which needed some motivation from inward and outward influences, also it has quite the impact to the story.
When Lennie talks about how George has never hurt him, he was proven wrong later in the story.They were both having a conversation of how they wanna live on the "fatta the lan".When George heard the voices getting closer he got the gun and shot Lennie in the back of the head.He shot him in that spot so he wouldn't have to suffer.I think George did the right thing by killing Lennie.He had killed Curley's wife and he had killed a puppy.And George only did it because he didn't want him to suffer or get punished.They would have put him to jail or even taken him to an insane asylum.George did it for his own good.Lennie was pretty upset though but he knew he did the right thing.When Lennie and the imaginary rabbit were having the argument,the rabbit
In Chapter 2 of, Of Mice and Men Steinbeck uses motifs to describe the situation in deeper detail quite frequently. Near the beginning of the chapter Steinbeck describes a man “in blue jeans” (Steinbeck, 18) that was carrying a “big push-broom in his left hand” (Steinbeck, 18) He then describes the order in which “Behind him came George, and behind George, Lennie” (Steinbeck, 18) That also goes back into talking about how George is more of a “owner” to Lennie in their “a man is a dog's best friend” relationship. By stating that Lennie is walking behind George gives us the thought that he also likes to protect Lennie, just like a parent is protective over their child. Following on to later into this chapter, while Lennie and George are settling
When is the right time to give up a loved one? No one wants to experience the pain of losing someone. If they are in trouble of losing their life and can’t be helped, we have to pick what's right. Euthanasia is a drug used to kill people who are terminally ill and incurable. This medicine refers to George shooting Lennie. Lennie was already in trouble for killing Curley’s wife on accident and he was scared someone was going to beat him up.George knew that Lennie was going to be killed because there was no way of helping him. George should not be accused of wrongdoing because there was no other way to save Lennie. Therefore, euthanasia should be legal for the sick and suffering, although this decision should be a choice and there is
When Steinbeck describes the barn at first it was quiet and nature taking its course, but after it had a more darker atmosphere and everything was more sad and depressing. Steinbeck also talked about the horses because no matter what environment they are in they did the same thing they always did. I think the author is trying to portray Lennie as a horse as he put it in that way in chapter 1 and no matter what he does the same mistake over and over again no matter what it is.
In the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’, Curley’s Wife is one of the many characters who represent a minority in the American society in the 1930s. In the award winning book, John Steinbeck provides many different aspects to the world he was living in at the time he wrote the novel: dreams, hopes and loneliness to name a few, all channelled through one mentality - prejudice. Curley’s Wife was one of the many characters that Steinbeck used to get his point across about prejudice with. She is not a complex character, however ‘a significant figure’ may be a better fitting word. In my essay, I will be investigating if whether Curley’s Wife is presented by Steinbeck with dislike and/or sympathy, and if so, with how much.
Throughout the novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck's use of motif reveals the theme of love and loss shown through George losing Lennie to keep him safe. In the book loss is shown in many ways and one way is towards the end when George found Lennie after he ran away and Lennie says "George shook himself again. ' No, he said. ,I want you to stay with me here.'" ( Steinbeck, 104) George doesn't want Lennie to leave him even though that might be what's best for both of them.
George says that he and Lennie is cousins even though he knows it's not true. He also says that Lennie was kicked in the head, by a horse. He explains this because when there were having a conversation with the boss, Lennie didn't answer any questions that the boss ask. Infinitely George decided to answer for him because Lennie seems frightened of the boss. Then after he notice he wasn't going to talk and that the boss notice that something wasn't right. He decided to say that Lennie wasn't very bright and that he got kicked in the head by a horse so that the boss wouldn't be suspicious of them
n the novel, Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck explores many themes. After Lennie and George are chased out of Weed, California they travel to Soledad, California where they try to find a job. Lennie causes the two of them trouble on many occasions because Lennie is developmentally delayed and says the wrong thing at the wrong time. At last, the two get a job on a ranch where they will buck barley. Of Mice and Men explores the effects of systemic oppression on women, African Americans, and people with disabilities.
In John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck’s use of characterization and metaphor indicates that George was justified in killing Lennie because George is established as Lennie’s sole guardian and caretaker (performing the role with care and love); Steinbeck uses the execution of Candy’s dog as a metaphor to explain George’s noble motivation in killing Lennie, and at the end of the novel, Slim, the moral authority of the ranch, absolves George of any guilt or ill will. Just as Steinbeck influences the reader’s position by using metaphor to draw a parallel between Candy’s old dog and Lennie, Steinbeck also uses his characterization of Slim (as a Godlike figure) to absolve George of any wrongdoing or malice. From the reader’s first encounter with Slim, he is
The chapter begins when agents of the large company arrive, telling the residents that they must leave their own land. Since sharecropping isn’t working, the bank has bought the land to farm. The men representing the company are mean, nice, or cold, but none take responsibility for their actions. It is not their fault, as the bank is responsible, but the bank is simply an organization. Despite the pleas of negotiations for less crops, the representatives don’t bite and insist they must leave the land. The tenants argue that the land belongs to them because their families have been on it for generations, but the bank men reply with negative and trite statements.