Both characters, despite their hard and bitter shells, reveal a desire to overcome their loneliness and win friends. A nuisance would be the definition of Lennie's personality. It was also inhumane when Carlson killed Candy's dog with his Luger. In reality Lennie causes a lot of harm to animals and humans. Overview Through a brief PowerPoint presentation, students will be introduced to John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, its characters, the setting, and the contextual background, including the Great Depression. She only married Curly to get away from her mother.
Not only does he discover Curly's wife dead in the barn, but he also covers up George so he doesn't get accused of being involved with the murder. Although Curley's wife is often portrayed as cruel and troublesome and therefore, we can see why she is left alone , the real thing that isolates her is that she is a female in an all-male world. She wanted to be an actress in Hollywood. Candy is unfortunate because he lost his hand working on the ranch. Significantly, none of the characters ever achieve their dreams. In the end she is killed by Lennie. The main tourist attraction there is in Auburn is the Placer County Court House.
Of course, Lennie has no idea that he is causing such problems in the realms of sex and violence - he cannot understand these concepts himself. She is blamed for the lustful feelings she inspires. N-uisance George explains to Slim how Lennie is a nuisance most of the time. America is the land of opportunity. George finds Lennie first and shoots him in the back of the head as he recites their dream one last time. When the others catch up George tells the others that Lennie had the gun.
George makes Lennie feel bad and he says he could go into the mountains where no one will take away his mice. The best laid schemes of mice and men often go wrong- referring to a little mouse who had so carefully built her burrow in a field to protect herself and her little mice babies — and the burrow is turned over and destroyed by the man plowing. But this only reinforces the sense that such a dangerous, potent, unreflective man cannot continue to operate in the company of others. He is of average size and terribly anxious about that. He knelt down and drank, barely thouching his lips to the water. Lennie is unfortunate for being slow. Therefore, this idea of having such power over their lives is a strong motivation.
Best F-riends Lennie and George are best friends. Death is an important factor in the book. Lennie, clearly, is not fit to live in society as it exists in Of Mice and Men. Lennie loves to feel soft things which gets him into all kinds of trouble. Loneliness of the itinerant worker If one theme can be thought of as defining the plot and symbolism of , that theme is loneliness. Her status, between domesticity and prostitution, makes her extremely problematic in the novel, a source of anxiety and unrest. They argued that the rise of industrial economy corresponds to a loss of contact with the natural processes of life.
P-ronunciation Throughout the book the pronunciation is very bad. Crooks, for example, must occupy a room in the stable alone, and he is not welcome in the bunkhouse. George used the rabbit tending excuse in order to keep Lennie out of trouble. The dog was innocent and did no harm to anyone. Crooks is isolated because of his skin color. He cares for George and makes sure no harm comes his way. They have decided to go there from Weed due to the trouble that Lennie caused when he grabbed the dress of a stranger.
Curly is always wanting to fight big guys because he is short. GradeSaver, 30 November 2008 Web. Throughout the book we discovered that George and Lennie both ended up with different endings to their journey. Embed Code Embed Code Copied. He reads books over and over again to not feel as lonely.
It seems as if he can destroy anything in his way. If there is something he does not like he can easily destroy it. Thus he, the mean one, takes out his frustrations on Lennie, who is anything but average. The one man who could serve as a nonjudgmental companion cannot coexist safely with others. Lennie will be permitted, then, to tend the rabbits. It is not at all surprising that this novel is so frequently assigned in English classes. This dream of the rabbits becomes literally a dream at the end of the novel, when Lennie hallucinates a giant rabbit who tells him that he will never be allowed to tend rabbits.
She explains how her friend has her back. This will prepare them later for the activity. Of the other characters, and 's wife also show signs of desperate loneliness, though they respond quite differently. Hence, he must rely on George to protect him. She imagines how great it would be to stay in nice hotels, own lots of beautiful clothes, and have people want to take her photograph. He places the entirety of his future happiness on this one image of caring for rabbits.
Lennie kills mice, a puppy, and Curly's wife. Have students briefly research, via the Internet, more about John Steinbeck and the Great Depression. They speak of their dream in terms of planting and gardening - they are eager to perform the tasks necessary to live off the land. Both George and Lennie express their distaste for this sort of man. C-andy Candy is one of the characters in the book who plays an important part of the book.