John Blume, a law professor at Cornell University, has studied. How does Steinbeck present the characters of George and Lennie? They're dead because Lennie retaliated. George hurries to find Lennie, hoping he will be at the meeting place they designated in case he got into trouble. While this seems like an attainable dream in the beginning, Steinbeck chooses instead to destroy this dream utterly with the death of Lennie. Slim understands, taking him for a drink.
George reminds Lennie that they are extremely lucky to have each other since most men do not enjoy this comfort, especially men like George and Lennie, who exist on the margins of society. Cliff Notes: On Steinbeck's Of Mice and men. Curley's wife is lonely because her husband is not the friend she hoped for—she deals with her loneliness by flirting with the men on the ranch, which causes Curley to increase his abusiveness and jealousy. George feels great loss and is shaken afterward despite knowing he is justified in actions. Lennie also adds a daily dose of sunshine to George's life, even if George doesn't seem too grateful.
Themes In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Although due to Lennies condition it was difficult for them to stay out of trouble. Comment by blueyedbabiix022 May 8, 2007 To me, it was not justified in killed Lennie. Sure, it might sound like. Curley's wife makes another appearance and flirts with the men, especially Lennie. Death, Dying, Grief, and Mourning in Western Literature John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men , 1937 Death of Lenny Death of Lenny: The little evening breeze blew over the clearing and the leaves rustled and the wind waves flowed up the green pool.
The same is true for the others' reactions to Lennie's death. Even though the quote talks mostly about irony, death is still a big part in it. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right. The character of Lennie Small in the novel, Of Mice and Men, can be compared to a book; it is easy to judge Lennie by looking at the outside cover; however, to truly understand him, his inner soul must be explored. Back in the 20's everyone was retarded in the sense that they didn't know how to do anything but farm and act. I worked alongside him for many weeks. George and Lennie share an American Dream of owning a farm together.
Should he have killed Lennie to keep him from going to jail or even worse which would have been dealt by Curley? Since they cannot do so, the real danger of Lennie's mental handicap comes to the fore. In this passage, George explains their friendship, which forms the heart of the work. Well, murder anyways and that is what it was. A court-appointed doctor testified that Wilson could barely read, write, or handle money. Candy finds them and they discuss their plans for the farm with Crooks, who cannot resist asking them if he can hoe a garden patch on the farm albeit scorning its possibility.
While it was trying to negotiate one, though, death row inmates started filing appeals, claiming to have intellectual disabilities. Of Mice and Men was written by Steinbeck in 1937. It also implies that Lennie needs constant support because even though it is daytime, Lennie still cannot fend for himself. There are no people in the scene. He does not want Lennie to be killed by Curley or sent to jail. Look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place. They're two itinerant farmworkers, looking for work wherever they can.
George dreams of putting together enough money to buy a small piece of land where he and Lennie can build a home; he hopes that in California the two can realize their dream. They may be so agreeable and wanting to please those around them that they are unable to successfully contribute to their own defense. She expressed to the readers that even though people can be lonely, we all establish and show that we have our own humanity. Source s Of mice and men. He stooped over and tied it around the old dog's neck.
Comment by jessicaxo April 30, 2007 I think george killing lennie is not justifyed because he was trying to keep lennie from getting shot and because of that he even old the guys the wrong way to go but think him killing lennie in a way was justifyed but not entirerly considering he shot him like he was a dog and that is allso wrong considering lennie was his best friend as well. Cochran grew up in rural California; she loved how Steinbeck depicted the underbelly of her state. Symbols Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. From this quote, Steinbeck is saying that he believes that we are passing through a time without the ability to fulfill dreams. And about that obsession with soft things: Lennie just can't keep his hands to himself. We couldn't stop him until it was too late. The other is a gigantic rabbit who berates Lennie and tells him George will beat him and leave him.