• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Of Mice and Men diary entry

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Of Mice and Men diary entry 19th June 1931: I sat on a broken down tree log, thinking of the good years, the swing of Hollywood, the extravagant theatres with their gold furnishings and the warmth and happiness of every stranger who walked by on the street. As I sat on the broken tree I noticed the sound of trickling water "splish, splash, splish". It soothed my mind, but it brought me back into the reality of my miserable life. I had already walked 8 miles in the baking hot heat, but it felt more like 80 miles. As I got up and carried on walking the tree log seemed familiar, but not to a particular place or scenery, but more of my life, it had once stood tall and proud, it looked beautiful and majestic, until one sudden lightning bolt had hit it and had sent it crashing down to reality. I turned back round and carried on up the dusty long windy road, I could see nothing else expect the road and the harsh landscape of the desert. I heard a loud rumbling in the distance, it sounded like thunder, but there were no clouds in the sky, everything about the day was beautiful except my misery. ...read more.

Middle

It was a little white and brown puppy. When I had calmed down I took it in my hand and gently stroked it. It was so defenceless, how could anyone kill such a beautiful little creature. When I had stopped stroking it, I lay the creature back to rest in its grave of hay. My mind was racing, I didn't know whether to find the owner of the ranch and tell him about the dead bodies or to pretend that I had never seen them. I decided on the latter. I got up and walked out of the stinking barn, I saw a house opposite the barn and a little hut next door with combine harvesters and other farm machinery just to the side of it on the field. I noticed a pole sticking out of the ground and what looked like horseshoes around it, I walked up to it. There were lots of them all scattered around the pole, some were on it others just to the side. I looked back down the lane and I noticed tracks, from a big vehicle, I hadn't noticed them when I came into the ranch, but I was in a daze of excitement before I found two bodies. My palms were still sweating from that moment. ...read more.

Conclusion

" He was my best friend, an I couldn't stand anythin' to happen to Lennie unless I did it to em myself." "Who else would have killed him?" I quizzed. "The other people at my ranch, they wanted to hunt em down an lock em up like a dog," said George. "What ranch was this?" I asked. "Jus' one bout, 2 miles down the road from ere" replied George. "I've just come from one about miles down the road, I saw a dead woman on some hay and a dead puppy too" I recounted. "Yeah, that was wot me friend did, he is, well was a bit slow and he loved to stroke soft things, silly fella' dint' even realise is' own strength" said George. "I understand now, I probably would have done the same thing," I said sympathetically. "Thanks" welcomed George. After we had said our goodbyes, I decided to leave George, he needed time to be with his friend and think. It was getting dark by the time I got back to my log, the sky was a sharp velvet red and the sun was only half-visible. I watched it until it finally dipped down below the mountain distance. I had understood why George killed Lennie and as I settled down for the night, I thought of what an interesting story this could make one day. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level John Steinbeck section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level John Steinbeck essays

  1. Of Mice and Men: Alternative ending for the final chapter.

    soon and that meant that their cover would be blown and the game would be up. He also noticed that his ageing hairy hands were perspiring rather more than they should be. For the first time in his adult life he was nervous and was becoming very irrational.

  2. Of Mice and Men - Full Summary and Analysis

    Almost immediately upon his introduction Curley becomes a dangerous force for the novel. He is a small man yet strong. It is his small stature that leads Curley to be act in an intimidating manner. He overcompensates for his height by attempting to prove that he is stronger than those of larger size.

  1. Of Mice And Men

    The second important event that took place in chapter three was the fight between Lennie and Curley. An annoying character in the play that the ranch characters wanted to stay far away from was Curley's wife. She was a threat to them all.

  2. Of mice and men - Show how the constant suggestion and realisation of anger ...

    This ol' dog jus' suffers hisself...all the time.... he don't have no fun,.... Well you ain't being kind to him keepin' him alive,.... Can't eat, can't see, can't even walk without hurtin." All these quotes tell the reader that Candy's dog was very antediluvian and it's life was a melancholy, but when Carlson takes the old dog exterior

  1. Account for Lloyd George's fall from office in 1922.

    He also failed to communicate well and didn't tell his Backbenchers of his critical views of Lloyd George. He was therefore seen as Lloyd George's creation. The results of all this political uncertainty and tension was that problems began to multiply for Lloyd George and his coalition.

  2. Of Mice And Men

    Do ya'?" Lennie cowered away into the corner. " Of course not George. Ill put him back straight away now," He ran out, an' nearly hit his head on the top door, ha. Candy then cam in the bunkhouse. He was an' old guy, busted his arm and had to stay there, or so he said.

  1. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck.

    A comparison can be drawn from this. As the dog is completely dependent on Candy, so Lennie is completely dependent on George. Carson seems to be evil and unfeeling towards Candy who has had the dog since it was a puppy. Carson pushes his view hard, and says that he's a waster and a drain on Candy.

  2. Loneliness in Of Mice and Men

    You gotta get him out.' Carlson is a very overpowering person and Candy is put in his place and doesn't say anything back to Carlson The feeling of loneliness starts to set in when Carlson suggests to Candy that he were to shoot his dog. 'Why'n't you shoot him, Candy?'

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work