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, and race. From the beginning of the story George has Lennie. George always is faced with the consequences of dealing with Lennie. Although George is not alone until the end of the story, he sticks with Lennie so he is not alone. George knows his life would be so much easier if he did not have Lennie, but fact of the matter is George would rather deal with Lennie's shenanigans than be alone. George looks out for Lennie always because he knows Lennie could not survive on his lonesome either. These two compliment each other so well by making sure they always have someone. When they talk about their dream Lennie says on page 104 “'Because” “Because I got you an'” “An' I got you. We got each other, that's what, that gives a hoot in hell about us.'” Unfortunately for George he has to kill Lennie so Curley does not hurt him first. George has to finally face being alone from his friend he has looked after for so long. Steinbeck gives George and Lennie each other so they are not alone. But in the end George has to witness loneliness in a world without Lennie. Another instance of a character being alone is Curley's wife. Her husband shelters her and will not allow her to communicate with the other men on the ranch. Her flirty attitude from the beginning also puts a target on her back, because the way she acts and talks George knows Lennie and he can not trust her. George forbids Lennie from speaking to her, this makes her want the attention of them even more. Curley's wife seems so flirty but Steinbeck in a way makes the reader feel sorry for her. On page 87 Curley's wife is in the barn with Lennie and he refuses to talk to her she says “'I get lonely. You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to nobody.'” Although she comes off as dangerous and flirty she is just alone. Because her husband puts such strict rules on her she has no choice. The other men at the barn refuse to talk to her so she talks to one person dumb enough to. Unfortunately for her that does not end so well. But the reader still has to feel sorry for her because the circumstances she is under. Loneliness affects both genders…
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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…