An Unfortunated Loss The feeling of losing a bestfriend,not many of us have felt that feeling.But in "Of Mice and Men", George Milton has the unfortunated luck to experience this feeling.When he at the end of the story has no other option but to kill his bestfriend Lennie Small so he does not have to hurt anyone or get hurt by anybody.Many believe George is guilty but lets explain why this belief is wrong and why some believe Lennie is the guilty one in this case. My first reason,is that Lennie is a man with anger issues that he can not control by himself. He always needs help from somebody else from stopping him from hurting others. Example,Curley's wife screams while having her mouth shut with a hand. Lennie says, "don't make me hurt you". This shows that Lennie had a choice to do right or bad. In this case he chose to do the bad thing. Lennie also demands to Crooks saying "Who hurt George?" By demanding this to Crooks,Lennie scares Crooks so he tries to calm Lennie down but he fails because Lennie calms himself down in a hurry.Meaning Lennie could hurt anyone if he wanted too hurt them. Another reason,Lennie seems to distract himself on purpose. I mean he can remember what to do to get to tend the rabbits but he can not remember to do anything good? Seems really suspicious,Some understand Lennie is slow but he should be able to do the right thing. "I done another bad thing". This shows Lennie understands he has done a bad thing but he can not do anything about it anymore."What pup,George? I ain't got no pup. George evens know that Lennie got the pup on him. Lennie is not fooling anyone."Where you get them bruises on your face?" Curley's wife even suspects Lennie after the fight,the reason why you ask, Lennie forgot to make a different excuse and uses the wrong excuse making everything seem like a joke. Final reason,Lennie has the same knowledge as George does if you think…
“Of Mice and Men”, George is an example of a loyal friend due to his actions in caring for Lennie. “No Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” (p.106). When George told Lennie this, it made me realize that George is willing to take care and be there for Lennie no matter how much trouble Lennie gets into. George is also a person who will help you and be by your side.
To begin with, George is a caring person, especially to Lennie. When Lennie killed…
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the following themes are prevalent. Loneliness, and isolation, the pursuit of the American dream, friendship, companionship, and prejudice.
Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the farm, he has no one to relate to because he is a black man. For example, when Lennie asks Crooks why isn’t he allowed to play cards he responds, “Cause I’m black” (68). Crook’s is discriminated against because of his race. The men in the barn are prejudice…
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck displays the lives of two homeless acquaintances that wander about in search. Unfortunately, Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, is always getting into trouble. One thing led to another, which resulted in George killing Lennie. George made the right decision killing him.
Lennie's death was intentional from the moment George stole the gun from Carlson. He had the whole scenario played out. He knew Lennie. If caught, he knew he was…
Of Mice and Men Summer Reading Project
Novel by: Jhon Steinbeck
Of mice and men is a story about two men, A brainy but scrawny man named George and a tall but slow thinking man named Lennie, in search of work. The story starts of as the two escape from a search party for an unknown issue. After getting their work cards, they take a bus from weed (the area they where previously in) to a farm in an unknown location south of weed. They get off a few…
How can we plan the future? This is the question constantly asked whilst reading the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’. This novel comes from the poem ‘To a mouse’ by Robert Burns. The Morel of this poem is, ‘the best made plans of mice and men often go awry’. This is what influenced John Steinbeck to write his novel. I believe Steinbeck wrote the novel with a lot of cleverness because although you know right from the start something bad is going to happen you never know how bad it is going to be or even what…
OF MICE AND MEN
In the book of mice and men , George and Lennie are best friends traveling together. Lennie is disabled, he forgets thing n he’s just like a big kid. At the end of the book George shoots Lennie in the back of the head and kills him. Was it the wrong or right thing for George to kill Lennie?? I Think it was right in a way.
George had killed Lennie for several reasons, if George hadn’t killed Lennie himself Lennie would have been killed either way. Also he might have been tortured…
In John Steinbeck’s book “Of Mice and Men”, it shows how two friends George and Lennie, would never leave each other. It also shows that you can always make new friends along the way. Here are a few types of friends that you might come across:
The listener is a type of person that only cares about others and is always true. Lennie is a listener because he loves when George tells him stories. After Lennie made George mad by the pool,…
Activity for Of Mice and Men
Complete the following in preparation for Of Mice and Men:
1. How do George and Lenny complement each other?
George and Lenny complement each other because Lenny is not very intelligent but very strong and George is smart but small.
2. Lennie is often described through the qualities of animals. Why?
Lennie is often compared to animals because he is more like an animal mentally and physically.
3. Name two characters that are lonely and explain…
How does Steinbeck employ place to present and develop the themes and ideas in Of Mice and Men?
In Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men he begins each section with a description of the place that the chapter will take place in, almost as if he is setting the scene for a play. He begins the story with a vivid and poetic description of a clearing; when the same place is described at the end of the book it has a predatory feel. At the start of the second chapter Steinbeck gives a very impersonal, functional…