Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. Votteler, Thomas. Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 75, edited by Thomas Votteler, Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1993, p. 334-335.
I won't have no place to go, an' I can't get no more jobs,’” (p.60) This proves that Candy’s dog is another symbol and he symbolizes Candy himself because this is basically Candy realizing that he's weak and not really important to anyone on the farm; he has no more power than his dog, who was shot. Candy is trying to convince George to allow him to go with him to the dream ranch because, not only does Candy have the $350 to put the down payment on the farm, but he's willing to work there since no one is going to help him, and he's going to get fired soon.
George states, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. They come to a ranch an’ work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they’re poundin’ their tail on some oth... ... middle of paper ... ...rrows than joys in life. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men validates this saying by following the lives of two migrant workers, Lennie and George, who toil on ranches for a living.
Steinbeck, John. "Chapter 03." Of Mice and Men. New York, NY: Penguin, 1993. Print.
Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. Votteler, Thomas. Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol.
When they secured them a job, their dream come true seems to be just a step away; only if George can keep his friend from getting in to any sorts of trouble. Altercations come along and George cannot guard Lennie any longer. They dream of owning their own farm because moving from place to place can get frustrating, mainly for George. The hope for a better life and to live the American dream remains just a fairytale for them. Steinbeck also illustrates loneliness of ranch life in the 1930’s, and he also displays how people show
Everyone’s felt like an outsider at some point in their lives. Because they are different in one way or another. That is why John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is an easy story to empathize with. It tells the story of two men, George Milton and Lennie Small. Having found work on a ranch, they form friendships with other men there, try to keep out of trouble until they receive their pay at the end of the month and work towards bringing their dream of owning and working their own piece of land into reality.
Looking after Lennie stops George from working towards his dream and even prevent him from having a normal life of a rancher, because of this Georg... ... middle of paper ... ... kids and go to their place and sometimes they came to his father's ranch". John Steinbecks wrote this book due to he wanted to show to the people what had happen during depression. Steinbecks dream is an aspect of all the characters dreams of an equal society; Crooks, equal rights for different races, Candy's, rights for work and ageism, Curley's wife, women's rights and Lennie's, right of a mad person. Steinbeck would like to see all these aspects in his idea of society. He saw the problems of his society and maybe tried to change them with this book.