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Of Mice and Men Essay

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Introduction

Many Readers find that "Of Mice and Men" is a sad book. How far do you agree? In the book "Of Mice and Men" it describes two men travelling together to follow their dream. Throughout their journey they were travelling from place to place and having rough times, but the story also tells the bond between their friendship. I will analyse deeper into the story about the bad moments, but also the good moments as well. One of the sad topics that Steinback shows is the loneliness of the characters, such as Curley's wife. Curley doesn't treat her as to how she wants him to. She feels neglected. Therefore she dealt with this problem by trying to attract attention by flirting with other men on the ranch. It shows this in chapter two as Steinback wrote, "She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame." This shows how she flirts with the men to grab attention as she feels lonely because she is the only women on the ranch and she just wants someone to talk to, but she's expressing it in the wrong way. ...read more.

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I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble," so this indicates that if Lennie were not with him, George would have a proper job and have no trouble from Lennie, so basically it shows how much frustration that Lennie gives to George. But it also shows a strong relationship between them both and shows that even though George irritated by Lennie's presences, he still stays with him as they have a powerful bond of friendship. Furthermore, George, Lennie's and Candy's entire dream- their American dream- died out because of the death of Lennie at the end of the story which was to live, 'off the fatta the lan.' The death of Lennie affects their dream as they wanted to live together in a big house, own land and raise rabbits of their own for Lennie to care for. However, the ending of the story is not entirely sad as it shows the true friendship between Lennie and George as George tells Lennie to look out into the open and think about their 'American Dream' right before shooting him in the back of the head; for a quick death, so he doesn't feel any pain. ...read more.

Conclusion

So many people wandered alone, searching for a job to earn some money to live but George and Lennie was different because they had each other along the way, going to ranches to look for jobs and shelter. So they were different but everything changed when Lennie died because Lennie was all that George had and now he's gone,, their dream is gone and there is nothing else for George to do but to just work and try to live. In conclusion, to me I feel that the story has both sad and happy moments, however it shows the true bond of friendship between Lennie and George which George helped Lennie through out the journey the good and the bad times; for example George covered up for Lennie when he crushed Curley's hand so that he would not get into to trouble, this is a good moment as it shows the strong relationship between the two. Although Lennie was killed by George in the end, George done it for the right reasons as he didn't want to see his best friend suffer in pain, I thought that was a good moment as that was the best thing that he could do. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jervace ...read more.

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