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Character study from Of Mice And Men

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Introduction

After reading the novel I have understood that many characters had dream. The book Of Mice and Men was set in the depression of the 1930's in California where Men travelled around looking for any work they could find, they had to leave families and homes just to make money. The novel shows that people who lived on ranches were lonely. These were depressing and desperate times, no hope and no future. George and Lennie: George and Lennie being migrant ranch workers like several other Americans in those had a dream. "We're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs..." Their dream is to own a farm or a ranch of their own so they could be their own boss and wouldn't have to be pushed round by other ranch owners who they work for now. They wanted to independent due to the working and having a job always cost them lost of; money, friends and other relationships. Their life was always living in a stable with different people. They were very lonely "Guys like us who work on ranched are the loneliest guys in the world." ...read more.

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John Steinbeck also gives the descriptions of Lennie being very strong. Lennie killed Curley's wife. Curley and other went to get him. George told Lennie in the beginning when he gets in trouble he should "go in the bushes". George knew that Curley would give Lennie hell may be put him in the cage and will assaults in different ways. George had no option then killing Lennie. George met Lennie in bushes and start to tell him about their and suddenly pulled the behind his back and killed him. Lennie was responsible for ending their dreams and died while listening about their dream. Curley's wife: Curley's wife is another major character in the novel. She is na�ve as she believes in everyone even Lennie. She is pretty as says "...because I am natural" she also had a dream; her dream was to be a Hollywood actress. She was being told that she work in the films by a director while filming a picture. She didn't understand men. The director told her that she can be an actress that was the easiest way for him to get her in the. She didn't realise that working in the Hollywood is not a joke; actually people need knowledge and beauty to work down there. ...read more.

Conclusion

Crooks was an American citizen, he wasn't a slave like other black people in America those days. "I an't a southern Negro' I was born right here in California" he had that life style as a normal American white citizens. When he was a kid he used to play with white kids and go to their place and sometimes they came to his father's ranch". John Steinbecks wrote this book due to he wanted to show to the people what had happen during depression. Steinbecks dream is an aspect of all the characters dreams of an equal society; Crooks, equal rights for different races, Candy's, rights for work and ageism, Curley's wife, women's rights and Lennie's, right of a mad person. Steinbeck would like to see all these aspects in his idea of society. He saw the problems of his society and maybe tried to change them with this book. Steinbecks again mention in the from George point of view where he describes to Lennie at the end "The place no-ones gonna hurt you." This tells us about heaven where everyone is going to be treated the same way and everyone would have the right to live a free life. Hashmatullah Ghulam 1 of 3 Mrs N Willbourn English Of Mice and Men ...read more.

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