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  • Just George And Lennie
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    Of Mice and Men: Book Review, Power of Comradeship Some people say that there is nothing more important, more powerful than friendship. The comradeship of two or three or many is priceless. What is the point of going through life alone Wouldnt it all be easier if you had a friend The book Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, really illustrates the importance of friendship. In the book the obvious friendship that we first see is the friendship of George and Lennie. George was a normal guy,...
  • George And Lennie's Dream
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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 as...
  • Candy And Curlys Wife
    532 words
    The Effects of Loneliness Have you ever been alone walking or lying on your bed thinking about how lonely you are Do you ever wonder why you are sometimes ostracized from the group You can experience loneliness, mentally or physically. It can also drive you out of your mind. In John Steinbeck's, Of Mice and Men, Crooks, Candy, and Curlys wife have little to no friends and are forlorn. In the story, Curly is very over-protective of his wife and she feels very alone. Think I like to stay in the ho...
  • Novel George And Lennie
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    First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men is an American based novel by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two ranch hands that travel together, with George watching over the mentally inferior Lennie. When they start work at a new ranch, several different characters are introduced. One affliction that seems to face several characters is loneliness, created by factors such as the character's lifestyles and by social standards of the time period. Steinbeck's theme that loneliness is unhealthy an...
  • Candy And Curleys Wife
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    Of Mice and Men: Loneliness In terms of emotional stability, there is only one thing in life that is really needed and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curleys wife all exhibit some form of loneliness. They are driven towards the curiosity of George and Lennies friendship because they do not have that support ...
  • Lennie And George In Their Dream
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    Of Mice and Men: Lennie and George Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is the story of two simple farm hands, Lennie Small, who incidentally, really isn't very small, and his better half, George Milton, on their quest to have "a place of their own", with plenty of furry bunnies, of course. Sound strange Read on to get clued in. The book opens along the banks of the Salinas River a few miles south of Soledad, California. Everything is calm and beautiful, and nature is alive. The trees are...
  • Promise Lennie's Dead Aunt Clara
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    Warren French writes, "The world just hasn't been made right, so that dreams are the only things that can keep men going". Agree or disagree with this statement. I remember a time in my life when I would always play with little children. At that point, at the age of six or seven, I decided to become a pediatrician or a kindergarten teacher. When I started high school, I started feeling stressed out because of the pressure that I was doing to myself to reach my goal of becoming a pediatrician. I ...
  • Steinbeck Foreshadows Lennies Death
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    My mother is dead, my father is dead, my sister is dead, and now I am going to kill myself. When reading that list is becomes obvious after the first couple of deaths that there are more to follow. In John Steinbeck masterpiece Of Mice and Men, the use of deaths as a motif, or a reoccurring theme, is just the opposite. As we begin our journey with George, small and quick, dark of face, (2) and Lennie, a huge man, shapeless of face, (2), we experience the death of a mouse that Lennie carries in h...
  • Just One Month
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    6 Months Later Now that Lennie is out of the way, I guess that I can actually do something with my life. But, It's been 6 months since leaving the farm and I still don't have a job. Oh, here's a sign. A mentally handicapped hospital needs an attendant. I can do that, and it pays well too. $150 a month. 'At that rate, I'll be able to get that land soon enough. Ain't that right,' I asked Candy? 'We sure are,' he replied with enthusiasm. As we stepped into the complex, the first thing I saw was the...
  • Lennie And George
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    Of Mice and Men By: John Stienbeck In the beginning of the story, two men named George Milton and Lennie Small are trying to make their way to a small ranch in Salinas Valley, California. George is the leader of their two man tribe, despite Lennie's intimidating size. George is filled with determination and confidence while Lennie is a simple man with a big heart. Up north, they had recently been run out of town called Weed on account of Lennie. First of all, Lennie is not very smart, and become...
  • Mentally Disabled Person
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    Throughout history, many groups of people have been the target of persecution by a much larger or more dominant group, often the common people. Among these groups are or were: blacks, the disabled, women, children, the elderly, and members of other religions. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, three characters were regarded as outcasts by the majority of workers on the ranch: Lennie, mentally disabled, Candy, an elder and amputee, and Crooks, a black. In the time frame in which the novella is ...
  • Friends With George And 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 ...
  • Candy's Dog
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    'Ain't No Good to Himself nor Anybody Else' "You seen what they did to my dog tonight? They says he wasn't no good to himself nor anybody else. I wish somebody'd shoot me when I ain't no good no more". (60) Candy spoke these words implying that death is better than being no good to himself or anybody else. The same is true for Lennie. Lennie wasn't good for himself because he couldn't survive on his own. He can't stay out of trouble and without George he would have been dead a long time ago. He'...
  • Lennie And Georges Friendship
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    Loneliness is an inevitable fact of life that not even the strongest can avoid. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the loneliness of California ranch life in the early 1930's. Throughout the story, the reader discovers the many sources of solitude, primarily being discrimination and prejudice, resulting in loneliness and isolation. One of the most important things that are really needed is a friend. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. The cha...
  • Candy's Dog And Lennie
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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. To the men who live in the bunkhouse, Candy's dog is nothing more than a "drag footed sh...
  • Candy And Curleys Wife
    996 words
    The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is about two men who are brought together and share few good times, such as each others company, and the more overwhelmingly the bad times. Both men fight the loneliness that was ramped during the Depression. The story begins in the foothills of Salinas, California, in the middle of the Great Depression. Here we meet two men, who are able to carry all of their possessions in a bindle, and are continually planning on how to get their own land and live...
  • Lennie About His Loneliness
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    Critical Essay Theme of Loneliness in Of Mice and Men "Of Mice and Men" is a powerful and moving novel by John Steinbeck, telling of two men following their dream of independence in the midst of the Depression. The theme of Loneliness is particularly prominent in this novel and is demonstrated clearly by many aspects of writer's craft. The most noticeable of these are word choice, symbolism and tone. The setting of the novel is the first indication that the theme could be centered around lonelin...
  • Candy For Being Old And Curley's Wife
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    'A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't matter no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick. ' A major theme in Steinbeck's novel is loneliness and isolation. Almost all of the characters including Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife suffer from loneliness, although the degree of their exclusion is varied. Intolerance is human nature; people who are different from or weaker than the average are victims of intolerance and become isolated ...
  • George And Lennie's Relationship
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    George and Lennie have a bond so sturdy that when one is destroyed, the other was as well. In Of Mice and Men a book written by John Steinbeck it often stresses how ranchers are loners, and George and Lennie are the only ones who travel in pairs. They " re like two halves of the same person, and they know how special together they truly are. "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world... They got no family. They don't belong no place... With us, it ain't like that. W...
  • Killing Of Lennie And Candy's Dog
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    What is symbolism? Symbolism is the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships. In John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", the theme of symbolism is clearly portrayed through the killing of Candy's dog. Not only does this relate to the death of Lennie; however, it relates to the associated feelings of George and Candy. Both the killing of Lennie and Candy's dog were acts of mercy done merely to end the ...

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