Throughout the story, Lennie often states that if he steps out line, George won’t let him talk care of the rabbits. After breaking Curley’s hand, he asks “I can still take care of the rabbits, George?” (Steinbeck 65) as this is his main concern. T... ... middle of paper ... ... George being morally sound is a heavy question and one that will never be answered. George Milton is an intensely creative and compassionate man, but also one that experiences a lot of moral conflict. George takes Lennie’s welfare upon him and does his best to keep Lennie in line and keep them out of trouble.
Like Lennie, Crooks has a "relationship" with loneliness. He knows that when people get lonely, they tend to get sick. Crooks is rejected from every group of people and cannot socially interact with others. Although discrimination is still present during the time period of the book, Crooks still attempts to make friends. Others treat Crooks unjust because he is different from others given that he is black.
George has taken Lennie under his wing and thus Lennie depends solely on George for everything. Ever since Lennie has been with George, he has told Lennie stories of a great place, with a cabin all to their selves, and rabbits for Lennie to care for. This leads me to his next obsession for feeling and caressing soft things such as fur, velvet, or human hair. This is eventually his downfall as when he kills Curley’s wife when he wants to feel her hair. Lennie is not an evil or devious man.
Loneliness and Isolation in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck In Of Mice and Men many of the characters are lonely and this motivates them to look for an alternative way of life. Characters are also lonely because of something within themselves whack makes loneliness impossible to avoid. Different characters seek comfort in different things for example for Candy it is his dog and for George and Lennie it is each other. During the time in which Of Mice and Men is set (1930s) the great depression was around in America this depression bought poverty and unemployment making people more selfish by people would only think of the best way they could become rich and it didn't matter about anyone else. That's why George and Lennies situation is unique because it was rare to see two guys travelling around together.
Ranch hands face a difficult life because of the shortage of money leading to their low wages. What ever little money they receive they go and blow it on a night of fun at a whorehouse. Most characters in this book face a shortage of money due to the Great Depression; money was short everywhere and many ranch hands would blow their wages in a whorehouse. Most characters face different forms of discrimination targeted at them because of their skin-tone, gender, age and if they are a useful animal. All this is displayed against Candy, his dog, Crooks and Curley’s wife.
Dreams are a significant motif in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The author presents a couple of destitute workers driven by a single dream that seems unattainable. However, their friendship keeps the dream alive, and Steinbeck uses other characters to cause the reader to believe that they might actually succeed in their goals. Nevertheless, the dream is never fulfilled, and the characters who have counted on it the most are the ones who are the most devastated.
In Mice of Men there was these two friends traveling together trying to find work. Only one of the guys were handicap. And since he doesn’t know any better he kills animals cause he can’t control his straigth. And then in the Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad just got released from prison, for attempted man sloter, right in the beginning of chapter two. “Steinbeck has achieved his success by working within limitations which are perhaps self imposed but which seem on the whole to be imposed but which seem on the whole to be imposed on him by his temperament.”(W.M.
Curly was mad, and like a bully, decided to take it out on the closest person, Lennie. Curly ends up with all his hand bones smashed. Lennie was sorry but Curly was not the forgiving type. When Curly’s wife is found, it is just injury upon injury, salt in the wound. Lennie did not mean any harm but was unconsciously responsible for it, just like with the mice and puppies.
Not only is it the way that others think of him but also the way he thinks of himself that forces him to find solitude. The most evident case of loneliness is Curley’s wife. No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t fit in. For example, when she tried numerous times to talk to George and Lenny she was either ignored or told to leave. Because of her reputation for being a flirt none of the farmhands wanted to talk to her.
A guy needs somebody ------to be near him. He whined, a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.”(Page, 72) This quote in this book is talking about how anyone needs a person to... ... middle of paper ... ...talking about how Curly’s wife hates to stay in the house all day and doing nothing. Her behavior of being disappointed is getting really flirtatious to other guys but she also gets that way because her husband doesn’t really talk to her nor does nothing with her so she gets lonely without him. I think that Curly’s wife and Curly shouldn’t have got married because they don’t like each other and they can’t stand each other. The book “Of Mice and Men” is important because it teaches people how hard lives are when they are disappointed are they are lonely and it also teaches people how hard it is living in the great depression was.