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  • Lennie And George's Friendship
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    Lennie and George: In what ways are they 'mates'? Is this a true friendship, as you understand friendship? George and Lennie are in every instance 'mates'. I suppose that some opposition comes from the book where George often says that Lennie is a nuisance, and he got stuck with him because of an auntie of Lennie's. In the novel you get an idea that this is an act, and he cares for Lennie because Lennie says, 'Cause you got me, George and I got you' and George agrees. George is a reasonably inte...
  • George And Lennie's Utopia
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    An Ill-fated Utopias current obstacles in ones life taint the quality of existence, a fantasy setting in ones mind can create happiness. These 'happy places' that all individuals visit in their mind contrast slightly to the real world in regards to what they represent and invoke from the individual. In the short novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the significance of a fantasy place is exemplified through the struggles and hopes of George Milton and Lennie Small. While both are unfortunat...
  • George's Dream
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    Of Mice and Men Essay If you try hard you can achieve anything, That is what most people say and think it is true. But that's not the case all the time. Sometimes you can t achieve everything you work for. Achieving what you want, such as a goal or a dream mostly comes true to the common hard worker. Yet there are some people left out into the cold. This relates to The Novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The characters, such as George, Crooks and Curley's Wife prove that not all dreams co...
  • George And Lennie
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    Lennie and George, migratory workers in the California fields, cherish the dream of having a little farm of their own where as Lennie's refrain has it, they can "Live of the fatta o' the land". George yearns for his own place where he could bring in his own crops instead of working for another. A place where he could get what comes up from the ground for himself. He wants the full reward of his own labor. He seeks independence, and to leave his dependent life completely. These two men seek a sta...
  • Dreams Of George Of And Lennie
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    Common Ground In many of John Steinbeck's works there are themes and elements that parallel his other works. Steinbeck often tackles the result of people " sad fortune and the realization that their dreams have been destroyed. Wec an see that in his Pulitzer Prize winning The Grapes of Wrath and his critically acclaimed novel Of mice and Men Steinbeck shows us the results of people having their dreams destroyed. Steinbeck shows us that in his work he gives different characters similar goals and ...
  • George And Lenny's Dream
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    Why do we have dreams? We have dreams because that is what we want in life. With out a dream we would have no reason to live. In the book Of Mice And Men there is lonnie an george who share a dream of companionship. Lennie is a large, mentally handicapped man. Lennie need George because of his handicap. He would be all alone and probably grow up to be ignorant and may hurt other people. For example in the beginning of the book he drinks some water out of a river that isn't running. George tell h...
  • George And Lennie Hope
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    Of Mice and Men: Four Major Themes 'Of Mice and Men', by John Steinbeck, is composed of four major themes. These themes are the value of dreams and goals, moral responsibility, social injustice, and the bond of friendship and loyalty. The value of dreams and goals are that they provide hope and the desire to keep going in life, rather than laying down to die. When Lennie is feeling depressed in the woods he asks George to tell him about the 'dream farm' again. This is the farm that George and Le...
  • Cases Lennie And Charlie
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    In the novel 'Of Mice and Men', by John Stienbeck, a mentally challenged man, Lennie, loses his innocence and his dream, of owning his own ranch with rabbits, when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers or Algernon', by Daniel Keyes, another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence and dreams, of being like everyone else, when, through the aid of an operation, realizes people were making fun of him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocenc...
  • Same Dream As Lenny And George
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    Of Mice and Men The title of the story is Of Mice and Men. The date of it's original publication was in 1937 The authors name was John Steinback. He was born in 1902 and died in 1968. The main character is named Lenny. Lenny is a big man. Lenny is mentally retarded and is cared for by his friend George. George is a small and stubby. George is the only friend that Lenny has and is his savior in every dumb thing Lenny does. George was basically given the job of caring for Lenny. A few miles from t...
  • George And Lennie
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    'The best laid schemes o'mice and men Often go awry And leave us nought but grief and pain For promised joy!' -Robert Burns Writers throughout history have often written about the plight in which the American people have had to endure. John Steinbeck, an influential author during the 1940's and 1930's, focused primarily on the lives and problems of migrant workers. His novels hit close to home, not only for himself, but for thousands across the nation. Steinbeck received inspiration, as well as ...
  • Friendship Between Lennie And George
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    Lonliness and Friendship in 'Of Mice And Men' In terms of emotional stability, there is one thing in life that is really needed, and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Lonliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the two main themes are friendship and loneliness. There are two main characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is a massive man with incredible strength, but has a child's mind. George...
  • Lennies Pipe Dreams
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    Dreams are a train of thought or images passing through ones mind. Of mice and men's two main themes consist of dreams and pipe dreams. Dreams can lead to problems, success, or neither. Dreams can also lead to new dreams as well. Some individuals can carry out their dreams, others cannot. Dreams involve commitment and one can never achieve it if you " re not dedicated in following through. This goes with just about any goal or dream. Each individual character has different and specific pipe drea...
  • George Shot Lennie
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    In the book, Of Mice and Men, a duo of friends tries to reach their utopia but their dream is shattered by a man's weak mind. Throughout the book, Lennie and George stick by each other through hard times and harsh characters. When Lennie was chased by a gang of angry people, George did the only thing he knew possible to help Lennie escape from these people. When George shot Lennie, at first I thought that he was being unreasonable. Lennie could " ve gone to an asylum or a shelter, but he didn't ...
  • George's Warnings And Hope For Lennie
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    Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men Everyone has a dream they hope to achieve, but dreams are not always possible to attain. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, two ranch hands, George and Lennie, find work in Salinas Valley. Lennie, constantly getting into trouble, inadvertently causes the two of them to be run out of town and thus have to find new work regularly. George and Lennie's search for work in the hope of accomplishing their dream of a small farm of their own displays how futile real...
  • Lennie Needs George
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    Of Mice and Men Essay: Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, shows the struggles and hardships that two migrant farm workers experienced during the Great Depression. The dream of owning their own farm keeps them going and lightens the load of their work while it also strengthens their friendship. The dream that Lennie and George had, although unlikely to be achieved, causes a friendship to grow and thus gives a meaning to life. Lennie and George have a mutual dependency on each other, but ...
  • Lennie And George On Their Farm
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    George and Lennie are two migrant American labourers, who share a dream; that one day they may buy a farm, and Lennie will be able to take care of the rabbits. Although Lennie is physically very strong and has the body of a man, he has the mind of a child. The two men arrive on a ranch near the town of Soledad, where they are about to start work as barley buckets. On arriving there, they meet Candy, an old one-handed man who mops the floor, and Curley. Curley is the Boss's on, and immediately ha...
  • Importance Of Lennie To George
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    George is described as 'small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp strong features', which immediately draws contrast with Lennie, demonstrating that where Lennie is simple and slow, George is more mentally able and has a dominant position in their relationship. Because of his r^ole of Lennie's carer, and hence that much of George's conversation is about Lennie, we learn little about him through his actual conversations with people. His only extended meaningful conversations are...
  • Dream Ranch To Lennie
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    Raphael Radon Ms. Peters English Honors In "Of Mice and Men" George speaks of a dream ranch to Lennie. He speaks of it to Lennie as a parent would when telling an intangible fairy tale to a child. Lennie asks George to tell the story so frequently that he basically knows all the words before George even says them. This ranch is a continuous reference to how the characters feel about their dream. The ranch has a specific structural function in the story. Its a bond Between George and Lennie, a "h...
  • Friendship Between George And Lennie
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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...
  • Shows George's Detailed Description Of His Dream
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    Richard Reed strom Of Mice and Men Essay Have you ever had a dream? Dreaming is an important part of life. It gives man something to believe in, to hope for, and to strive for. In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, The characters George, Lennie, and Curly's Wife all have dreams that direct the course of their lives. George's dream is to own a piece of land with Lennie. He almost achieves this dream when Candy is willing to donate three hundred dollars for the land. Later, Lennie gets in trouble and ge...

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