I can go away any time. This advocates a more collectivist, and perhaps even socialistic form of society. It is the feeling of safety and a sense of belonging. Lennie aspires to be with George on his independent homestead, and to quench his fixation on soft objects.
This is perhaps a key them of his work that I might add to what has already been written. There is the theme of friendship, loneliness, and child-like wonder and faith as opposed to skepticism. Another theme would be the need of friendship. At the same time, Lennie often gets carried away with his emotions, but in the end George never means to hurt Lennie.
They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Candy worked his entire life as a ranch hand never quitting and working hard.
Try to understand each other. She is perhaps more trapped than the other characters in the novel, except while their shackles are made of poverty, like Lennie and George, or race, like Crooks', she is stuck in a loveless marriage with a cruel man, on a farm where most people blatantly dislike her.
The American Dream is motivation, a hope for a better, brighter, and bountiful future. Crooks is an outcast, because of his race. However, like the other characters in the novel, she never accomplishes her dream.
Dreams lead to dissapointment. A young, pretty woman, who is mistrusted by her husband. This leads many characters, including Tom Joad, to reconsider the values of human and social relationships. The characters rpresent themes in this novel.
Don't make any difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. Steinbeck presents this as "something that happened" or as his friend coined for him "non-teleological thinking" or "is thinking", which postulates a non-judgmental point of view.
It is only 30, words in length.
Characters I was a bindlestiff myself for quite a spell. In contrast, the pair also meets Candy, an elderly ranch handyman with one hand and a loyal dog, and Slim, an intelligent and gentle jerkline-skinner whose dog has recently had a litter of puppies.
Even Lennie learns to use violence to defend himself, but it's mostly because he doesn't know how to control his strength the puppy, death of Curley's wife Loneliness is another main theme in the book and it has an effect on every character.
Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. He is very jealous and protective of his wife and immediately develops a dislike toward Lennie.
A young ranch hand. The ranch is owned by "a big land company" according to Candy. George sometimes takes things too far with Lennie and does not realize it. Curley and Carlson look on, unable to comprehend the subdued mood of the two men.
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Guides. Lit. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Upgrade to A + Download this Lit Guide! (PDF) Introduction. Although most of the men in the novel are entirely alone, they all crave true. Stienbeck uses his characters to represent themes of the novel, "of mice and men" (first published ) Candy, Crooks, Lennie, George and Curley's wife represent the theme of loneliness.
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(PDF) Introduction. Although most of the men in the novel are entirely alone, they all crave true companionship. Theme Statements for Of Mice and Men Friendship: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck shows that friendship is important in preventing loneliness by providing a purpose in life and a sense of companionship.
The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck describes the life of a man and his best friend who has the mentality of a child. Their friendship is very strong and this is unusual due to the other characters in the book being very lonely.
Theme Statements for Of Mice and Men Friendship: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck shows that friendship is important in preventing loneliness by providing a purpose in life and a sense of companionship.Download