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
In the novel, “Of Mice and Men”, there are many objects of symbolism. Throughout the book, there is symbolism through people, animals and objects. These symbols create a deeper meaning, and a better understanding to the themes present in the novel. The mice, rabbits, dogs, Curley’s wife, and even George and Lennie’s dream farm represent symbolism for the duration of the book.
The literary critic, A Teachable Good Book: Of Mice and Men, argues that “the characters, too, are simple yet significant…
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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 against the realization of ones dreams. For, Steinbeck’s characters, the dream of land represents independence and honour, George and…
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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…
famous book in 1937 by the name of “Of Mice And Men” .This book is a story about 2 male adults by the name of George and Lennie, Lennie however is child-like. George is devoted to Lennie because Lennie is immature and behaves like an 3 year old. John Steinbeck explains that George and Lennie move from place to place in search of a new job that would make their dream come true.The following essay will be about: who the loneliest characters in the book “Of Mice and Men”.
Curley’s wife is a…
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…
12 November 2013
The Friendship of George and Lennie
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to loose your best friend? In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, friendship is an important theme. The friendship of George and Lennie is especially displayed. George and Lennie are best friends and are traveling together. They have known each other for a long time. George knew Lennie’s Aunt Clara before…
Critical Analysis of Mice and Men!
￼Of Mice and Men is a commonly used work of literature due essentially to the form and the issues it raises. John Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, verses contextual description, makes the work accessible to younger readers, as does his use of repeating images. of equal importance is the way in which he throws in the themes of friendship and loneliness. By focusing on a group of loners, Steinbeck highlights the isolation and sense of being different that can seem…
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…
Pre-AP English II
21 October 2012
Of Mice and Men
Every writer reveals their novel’s characters in different ways. Authors decide to show the characteristics of characters through either indirect or direct characterization. John Steinbeck wrote the famous book Of Mice and Men which is one of American literature’s tragic stories. Steinbeck does a good job in using indirect characterization to describe George Milton in his book Of Mice and Men. I would like touch on the subject of George Milton…