Of mice and men is about two guys named George Milton and Lennie Small who are traveling farm workers. George is a short, tan-skinned, strong, smart man who takes care of Lennie. Lennie is a tall, strong guy but he has a mental retardation. While on their way to a new farm because of a mishap that happened previously, they stop at a creek to spend the night. George tells Lennie if there is any big trouble concerning them at the new farm that Lennie should find his way back here and hide in the brush until George came to get him. When morning comes, they get to the farm and settle into the bunk house that they are staying in. They soon meet Candy, the handy man, Slim, the mule driver, Curley, the boss’s son, and Curley’s wife. George tells Slim about how much Lennie wanted a puppy and slims dog had just gave birth to 9 puppies, so Slim lets Lennie take care of one of them. The next day, Curley is running around the farm looking for his wife but he asks Slim repeatedly but slim gets annoyed and rushes into the bunk house. While all the workers are making fun of Curley and his wife Curley, catches Lennie smiling and gets mad. Curley, who doesn’t like big guys considering the fact that he is fairly small himself, starts to beat Lennie up. Lennie doesn’t know how to react so he cries until George tells him to fight back. Lennie grabs Curley’s hand and squeezed it with all of his strength and breaks every bone in Curley’s hand and eventually let go. In order for George and Lennie to not get fired for this, everyone lies and says that Curley got his hand stuck in a machine. Later that week, everyone goes into town to have a drink but Lennie is stuck at the farm with the stable buck, Crooks. He doesn’t want Lennie to come in his room at first but eventually he invites him to come in and have a seat and they start talking. Candy comes in looking for Lennie but he ends up staying until they get interrupted by Curley’s wife and she tries to start trouble but left them alone when everyone returned to the farm. George comes and gets Lennie and Candy out of Crooks’ room and takes them back to the bunk house. The next morning, while all the guys were outside playing horse shoes, Lennie was in the barn burying his puppy because he killed it. As he was doing this, Curley’s wife comes in and starts talking to Lennie but he doesn’t want to talk back at first. But eventually he gives in and they start talking about how they like to feel things that are
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
Of mice and men
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…