• Of Mice And Men
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    John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men in an effort to illustrate the social limitations imposed upon the working class during the Great Depression era by creating various characters who shared one common dream, the "American Dream," Steinbeck dramatized on one individual level, the life of the protagonist, George, the grueling struggles and sanguine dreams of an entire social class of people Poet Robert Burns once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men gang oft a-glad," Steinbeck parallels th...
  • George And Lennie Slim Curley Candy
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    Of Mice and Men Two migrant workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are due to start work. George is a small, dark man with 'sharp, strong features.' Lennie, his companion, is his opposite, a giant of a man with a 'shapeless' face. Overcome with thirst, the two stop in a clearing by a pool and decide to camp for the night. As the two converse, it becomes clear that Lennie has a mild mental disability, and is deeply devoted to George and ...
  • Hopes And Dreams In Of Mice And Men
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    There are two major hopes that the characters in Of Mice and Men, for the most part, have in common. The most apparent is the wish for security. Everyone in this book is searching for a place where they could stay without fear of being fired kicked off. George and Lennie talk constantly about their dream of owning a small plot of land where Lennie could tend the rabbits. Candy is very vulnerable because he knows that if he doesn t leave he will soon be let go. So in an attempt for security he a...
  • Loneliness And Friendship Curley S Wife
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    In Of Mice and Men, written by George Steinbeck, George and Lennie s vision is of a place of their own, where they can live and have rabbits and can be protected from hurt. As the two men think about their dreams of the future, Candy, Crooks, and even Curley s wife reveal that they also have dreams of a life far different from this present one. George trusts Lennie too much and as a result, Lennie kills both Curley s wife and George s dream at the same time. The relationship between George and L...
  • Of Mice And Men And Grapes Of Wrath Comparison
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    Of Mice and Men and The Grapes Of Wrath John Ernst Steinbeck's novels The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men share many common themes such as dependency, survival and unity. Although subtle, the most intriguing link between these two novels is Steinbecks infatuation with the human soul. He delves deep into the human heart and pulls forth very strong emotions such as devotion, compassion and sympathy. These feelings are what propel Steinbecks novels forward. It is through the microcosmic relatio...
  • George And Lennie Curley Slim Candy
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    Two migrant workers, George and Lennie, camp for the night in a river bottom. Lennie is a large, gentle mentally retarded man, devoted to George and dependant upon him for protection and guidance. Lennie loves to stroke soft, furry things-like mice and puppies-but he does not know his own strength, and often accidentally kills them. He and George share a dream of buying their own piece of land and farming it. The next day, they report to The Boss at the nearby ranch; George does all the talking ...
  • Curleys Wife Loneliness George Candy
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    Of Mice and Men I aint got no people, George said. I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That aint no good. They dont have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They get want in to fight all the time (41). A major theme in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men is loneliness. The characters George, Lennie, Candy and Curleys wife each suffer from loneliness even though their isolation varied. The old swamper Candy, was destroyed by isolation as a result of two main factors, one bein...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men is a novel of defeated hope and harsh reality of the American Dream. However, regardless of how much one may hope and strive to reach it, the American Dream does not always provide complete fulfillment. Of Mice and Men takes place in America during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Formerly known as the land of opportunity and fortune, America had soon earned the label of being the complete opposite. It was during this time that many migrant workers moved their family west in s...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men During the time of the depression, an author by the name of John Steinbeck wrote a novel called Of Mice and Men. The novel's setting is in Southern California during the same time period. John Steinbeck shows us that friendship is a valuable thing to have in the novel Of Mice and Men. The book expresses how friendship can get you through hard times and help you keep going. Two of the characters in the novel named George and Lennie, have a relationship that describes the perfect f...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Paolo Benvenuto C. Puckett 10 th Grade CP LA 25 February 2005 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men was written during a period of racism. In the 1960's it was important for everyone to get along with each other because not everyone was equal. George and Lennie showed a great part in friendship thought the whole book. At the ranch in Salinas mostly everyone showed friendship in some way. Friendship was a great factor when the book was published because of all the racism going on at the time. Friendsh...
  • George And Lennie Light Dream People
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    Yeah. Throughout this novel (Mice and Man), Steinbeck uses a lot of symbols. He uses light as symbol of hope and friendship in the novel. Sometimes he has light, surrounded by darkness. Light is also a symbol of peace and friendship. Light is used as a symbol in many world religions. Heaven is symbolized by light. When people die, they see "the light in the end of the tunnel." As a contrast to the light, there is violence. In this novel there is a lot of violence. Light and dark, is another con...
  • Dreams Man Lennie George Characters
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    Of Mice and Men, a novel written by John Steinbeck, clearly develops three themes: man s desire to create and seek dreams, man s desire for companionship, and man s responsibility to other members of society. First, a person s want to pursue their dreams is expressed through many of the characters. The primary example of this would be George and Lennie s attempting to earn a stake and purchase a small farm. They had plans to live off the fatta the lan. (14) Never again would the two have to work...
  • Of Mice And Men What Are Friends For
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    Set in Soledad, California on a typical Western Ranch, we find George and Lennie. George and Lennie come right out of John Steinbeck's novel, Of mice and men. Of mice and men is a novel which shows the trials and tribulations of true friendship. This novel, with all of its twists and turns is a great piece of American Literature. There are two main characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is a massive man with incredible strength but has a child's mind. George is a fairly sized man who is not incr...
  • Ranch Hands Candy Curley Lennie
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    The characters that reflect the idea of the primary theme of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck are Candy and Curley. The novel's primary theme is described as the negative effects of loneliness and being an outcast in society. The reason Candy fits into this category is because John Steinbeck describes him as a very lonely man and as being different or being an outcast to his fellow ranch hands. In the novel, Candy seemed to have a very good friendship with his dog, though his dog was ...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Question: The theme of loneliness is one that is all pervading in Of Mice and Men. Discuss this statement with references to both the novel and the film. The theme of loneliness features throughout many scenes in Of Mice and Men and is often the dominant theme of sections during this story. This theme occurs during many circumstances but is not present from start to finish. In my mind for a theme to be pervasive is must be present during every element of the story. There are many themes that are...
  • Outcasts And Lennie Which Emphasize The Pain Candy Dog George
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    In Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" the characters struggle with loneliness and loss of dreams. These themes are highlighted by the use of parallels that tie the novel together. The relationship between Candy and his dog parallels that which exists between George and Lennie. There are also parallels between the outcasts and Lennie which emphasize the pain of loneliness. The opening scene mirror the final scene. The relationship between Candy and his dog parallels that which exists between George a...
  • Friendship In Of Miceand Men
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    Annie Stein gold Period 3 April 11, 2003 Friendship in Of Mice and Men Friendship can be defined as a person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, examples of this type of friendship serve as a foundation for the entire book. By contrasting the friendship between Lennie and George against the lack companionship among the other characters in the novel, Steinbeck provides a strong argument for the value of friendship. In fact, wi...
  • Kind Of Man Curley Slim Lennie
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    n the book Of Mice and Men, there are two characters the author, John Steinbeck, portrays. One, Curley, is a selfish, arrogant, and boastful man; compared to Slim, a reliable, trustworthy, and modest man. Therefore, Slim and Curley are Steinbeck's examples of the best kind of man and the worst kind of man. Curley is a character that is not looked up to. "His eyes passed over the new men and he stopped. He glanced coldly at George and Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands c...
  • Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck
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    What do you consider to be the main themes in the novel Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck used various themes in writing the novel Of Mice and Men. However, one theme that played a huge role in the novel was loneliness. Loneliness was a theme, which was experienced by many characters throughout the entire novel. These characters included Curley's wife, Candy and Crooks. Friendship also was a big theme between the characters, especially between George and Lennie. This friendship and various other ...
  • George And Lennie Friends Relationship People
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    Would you consider your father to be a good friend? This question illustrates George and Lennie's relationship as George takes care of Lennie like a father would. Yet, George and Lennie's father and son relationship is only on the surface though. On the inside they are really good friends considering they always try to make each other happy. In the book Lennie is obviously not able to take care of himself because of his child-like matter of thinking. He still offers a great friendship to George....