John Steinbecks novel, Of Mice and Men, potrays a strong understanding of how the characters George and Lennie use friendship to survive. "A guy needs somebody- To be near him... A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody" this delivering the message of how George and Lennie needed eachother to be by one anothers side, in order to keep eachother from going insane. Despite the differences George and Lennie came across they still stuck together, showing that in life people need at least one person to stick by their side and always lead them in the right direction. If people do not have someone else to be near them, wrong decisions could be made and people would be left alone, losing all happiness for themselves and eventually going insane . In my younger days i was not always the most popular person, and was not always the one to be outgoing with many friends. Since second grade I have gained and lost many friends, but I have always had one bestfriend that has stuck with me through everything. Just like George did for Lennie, Allie directed me in the right directions keeping me out of trouble, also helping me make the right decisions in my life. When everyone around me made me feel insecure and doubted me, I always knew I had Allie there to help me keep my head up high and support me through everything. Without Allie being in my life for 8 years I would not have made all the right decisions that lead me to be the outgoing person I am today. I would have gone insane without having Allie supporting me, I would have always been alone, and I would have never learned the true meaning of friendship. Of Mice and Men, The story of George and Lennie shows a clear meaning of friendship through out the two main characters actions. George has little patients for Lennie, but in the end is always there to look out for him. Lennie, having the mind of a child he depends on George to make his decisions for him, trusting George that he made the right one. George makes remarks on how life would be better if Lennie were not dragging him down, but little does everyone know George actually relies on his friendship with Lennie to keep him from being lonely, also to help him plan out what is going to happen to him in the future. Without George and Lennie being there to accompany eachother neither of their lives would have turned out the same, Lennie would have been lonely with no one to help him
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Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
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The story “of mice and men” by John Steinbeck is about the great depression times. Times when people worked eleven hours or more. Back when people hustle work when possible, people lived on a hand to mouth life.
When Lennie was kicked out of weed, Lennie and George went a few miles south where there are green hillsides, golden sands in the sunlight, and warm waters. George and Lennie worked in a field bucking barley under the hot sun. This area had plenty of sunshine but…
Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis
Everyone at some point in their life has been or knows someone who has experienced loneliness. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author Mr. Steinbeck incorporates many different themes. A major theme is how loneliness affects everyone is some type of way wether it is one of our main characters in George, a female in Curley's wife, or some one of a different race in Crooks. This comes to show loneliness affects everyone regardless of age, sex,…
English- Control Assessment
‘Of Mice and Men’
Of Mice and Men is a short novel written by the author John Steinbeck, in which he explores the themes of friendship and loneliness. Following the lives of the 1930s ranch workers, and the hope of achieving the ‘American Dream’ and how events can conspire against the realization of ones dreams. For, Steinbeck’s characters, the dream of land represents independence and honour, George and…
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"Ain’t many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." (38). Of Mice and Men is a genius book written by John Steinbeck. The book itself has many themes. This paper is going to focus on loneliness. Steinbeck does a good job showing loneliness among people.
The character Crooks, the stable buck, is lonely. He was black. Because he is black, he doesn’t get to hang out with the other…
In the novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck loneliness is a key theme and many characters show this trait. These characters are Curley’s wife, Crooks, Slim, George and Candy. Curley’s wife shows loneliness by always complaining about not being able to talk to anyone and she pesters everyone to talk to her. Crooks shows loneliness be talking to Lennie about what he would do if George didn’t come back from town and he is also the only black person there on the ranch (shows it is what Crooks is…
In Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, friendship becomes very valuable early on. Lennie and George are seen as an odd pair since no two men usually travel together, but as the story goes on their friendship is what so many of the ranch workers long for. The characters that Lennie and George run into are hard and tough men but even though they put up walls against others, they want a friend just like Lennie has George and vice versa. We can see that the friendship Lennie and George bring to the story…
Name- Rusha Srinjayi Sen
Grade – 9
Subject – English
Teacher – Mr.Kent
Date – Thursday 20th, November 2014.
Of Mice and Men Summative Essay
Question : Explain the value of relationships in this story, and how this contrasts to the problem of loneliness. Be sure to include insight about the value of this idea in society.
Written by John Stienback, Of Mice and Men, is a story about two uncommon friends, George and Lennie who travel and work from place to place so that they can earn enough money…
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men is a book written by John Steinbeck in 1937. The book Of Mice and Men is about two men named George and Lennie. George is a smart but smaller man, whereas Lennie is very big and strong but has a mental disability. They find work at a ranch but soon find themselves in a dangerous situation when Lennie has accidentally killed the wife of Curley, who is their boss’s son. Curley vows to kill Lennie, but before he is able to do so George chooses to take the life of his…
In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, he introduces his audience to a band of characters that all want one thing: “The American Dream.” In this 1950s, the American dream was owning a house, having a dog, two kids, and a loving wife. During the 1930s, the dream was quite different –surviving was the dream. Using characters such as Lennie and George, as futile as it is, is extremely powerful because even though there is no chance that they can fulfill their…