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.…
Final Exam Review Sheet
The following sheet is designed to help you review for your final exam. Complete the sheet using specific details and examples from the designated text.
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…
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…
Of Mice and Men
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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…
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…
OF MICE AND MEN
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…
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…
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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…
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…
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…