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’
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…
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
classics” are actually really good books, and that is why most professors or teachers choose these novels for us to read and analyze. I chose Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck.
Of Mice and Men is an easy read, and Steinbeck does not sugar coat anything, which is probably the reason it is so controversial to read in schools. Although it is an easy read, Of Mice and Men contains complex ideas and themes not necessarily fit for people approximately younger than fifteen. Another reason I am so attached to this…
Of mice and Men, the novel by John Steinbeck, is one of the most important texts in American literature because the characters represent significant roles that shows in the real world. During the Great Depression back in the 1930’s, many individuals had an American Dream that one will achieve, but had to be adjourn. There are many themes that are in the book of Mice and Men that stands out, but the one that stands out the most is a Dream Deferred. The theme is the most meaningful to the reader…
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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…
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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 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…
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…
American Literature- 2nd
25 March 2013
Of Mice and Men
“Dammit Lennie!” is something I always imagine George saying every two chapters of this story. George and Lennie were both inspired by real people that Steinbeck met when he was a bindlestiff in the 1920’s. The man who inspired Lennie was a mentally unstable who was very nice but also had major anger problems. Steinbeck used a character like this that can be easily controlled so he could use indirect characterization…