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Discuss the lives that George, Lennie and the other migrant workers lead in Of Mice and Men.

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Discuss the lives that George, Lennie and the other migrant workers lead in Of Mice and Men. By Ryan O'Shea Introduction. The book we are reading and writing an essay on is called Of Mice and Men, It was written by John Steinbeck in 1936 and was published in 1937. Of Mice and Men is about two migrant agricultural labourers named George Milton and Lennie Small, who start work at a ranch in Northern California. George is intelligent and projects self-confidence; Lennie, on the other hand, is a giant of a man 'a huge man', ponderous in his gait and has the mind of a young child. It is George and Lennie's dream to save up enough 'stake' money to buy their own small ranch, thereby escaping the poverty, insecurity and inevitable loneliness of the life of a migrant worker. During the course of the story, two other ranch hands are enticed into the dream of owning their own ranch. The unusual nature of George and Lennie's relationship raises suspicions amongst the other ranch hands, including the boss' son Curley. Curley is a bully and immediately provokes a fight with Lennie. ...read more.


I was just fooling, Lennie. Cause I want you to stay with me.' This quote shows that George likes having Lennie around; he's like a little brother. 'Hardly none of the guys ever travel together. I hardly never seen two guys travel together' this quote shows that slim doesn't believe that George and Lennie travel together, he may think that George and Lennie are going out, but Slim just makes remarks like that, but George dose explain the relationship between him and Lennie. There may be friends on the ranch but some do have chats about themselves which seems like an argument, e.g. slim saying that he'd never seen two men travel together. But I think that they aren't to keen on friendship because they don't really treat Crooks fairly. But if I was to count I reckon that 3 or 4 are true friends such as Whit, Carlson, Slim, George. My main evidence of true friendship is George and Lennie, because at the end of the story understand why George shot Lennie himself. I think it would be hard to find friends as a migrant worker because you are travelling all the time from place to place and your meeting new people all the time. ...read more.


He doesn't really react to the prejudice because as he says he's nearly at the bottom of the natural order of the ranch. If I was treated with prejudice, I would properly just leave it and let them believe what they want to believe but if it got worst I would properly fight back in away they would leave me alone but. Conclusion. In conclusion, a migrant worker would never appeal to me, because you have very bad living conditions and you don't get paid that much, and that lifestyle is a matter of life or death, because if you don't get a job what are you left with, more travelling and if you still don't find a job you be left with no money nor food and therefore properly die. I would never like to live like a migrant worker and drink green water from a dirty pond just to keep my thirst down 'His huge companion dropped his blankets and flung himself down and drank from the surface of the green pool; drank with long gulps'. The book was a very good book and I liked the way it was set out but I would never live a life of a migrant worker. Of Mice and Men Coursework. By Ryan O'Shea. ...read more.

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