Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. On their way to succeed they meet some implausible people and some atrocious people like, Slim, Candy, Crooks, Curly, Curly’s wife etc. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia. The movie is not perfect because there are some parts that are directed very differently from the novel but it is still well directed. In the beginning of the film it opens with George and Lennie on the run, being chased by a group of men armed with rifles and led by hunting dogs. The viewer is led to believe that George and Lennie are bad and have committed a crime, which we know is not true, the incident in Weed was a misunderstanding. Secondly Lennie Small was portrayed very differently. His role of being innocent and mentally challenged was portrayed very well. His portrayal made me feel kind for the people that struggle in life. Lastly, the film-maker did a really good job of transforming Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men into a movie. The right mixture of action and humor is in the film and the mood of the novel is captured very well but it was missing some key moments , moods, and themes. The ending was also changed: in the book, George remains on the ranch, while in the film, George is seen riding alone in yet another boxcar to his next destination in both the introduction and the ending, indicating that George fled after killing Lennie, and is reminiscing on past events during the ride. At the end of the novel Slim, Curley and Carlson come to find Lennie dead and George with the gun in his hand. George lies and tells the men that Lennie took Carlson's gun and he tells them that he took the gun away from Lennie and shot him in the back of his neck. The book ends with Slim saying "You hadda George. I swear you hadda." and the two walking away.
Of Mice and Men
The book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck takes place during the mid-1930’s in
Salinas Valley, California; John Steinbeck portrays loneliness and friendship throughout the
book. Our main characters, George and Lennie have the ideal kind of friendship. At the end of
the story, George acted out his love in friendship for Lennie, by shooting him. George wanted
Lennie to pass painlessly, while still mentioning the rabbits. As we know, every rancher in the
book is lonely and…
Final Exam Review Sheet
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Great Depression
Salinas Valley, CA
(Describe the role of each of characters and how they interact with each other.)
Lennie (mentally disabled, strong, tall, childish, doesn’t know…
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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 main character, George Milton, in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, carries a heavy burden of caring for his mentally disabled companion, Lennie Small. George promises Lennie’s aunt that in the event of her death, he would care for him. He cares deeply for Lennie and has to move from job to job because Lennie’s childish endeavors are often misconstrued. His naïve tendencies accompanied with his inability to control his…
Character Explanation :-
In my opinion, Lennie Small is the most interesting character in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck does a very good job of describing and characterising Lennie's personality, appearances and mannerism.
In my character review I use descriptive language to gives us, as the readers such detail of Lennie’s appearance. With using several adjectives this expresses a specific and precise description of Lennie. For example: Pale eyes, long brown hair and shapeless face…
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