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The ending to 'Of mice and men' is tragic yet inevitable - One of the main aspects in John Steinbecks 'Of Mice and Men' is inevitability

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The ending to 'Of mice and men' is tragic yet inevitable One of the main aspects in John Steinbecks 'Of Mice and Men' is inevitability. Of Mice and Men is the story that two migrant workers follow, in order to achieve their dream. The main features in the novel are: The slow but sure shattering of the dream, and how it keeps going wrong due to one of Steinbeck's character's constant mistakes. Also the death of Curley's wife, who, although was unimportant to the men on the ranch, had become an imperative yet inevitable event in the novel. Another incident in the novel was the death of Lennie, a grown man yet dense and simple. Anger and fear was around at this time, and George (Lennie's close friend) shared them both. The ending to 'Of Mice and Men' is tragic yet inevitable. George and Lennie's dream was to own large amounts of land, and tend animals, of which the tending the rabbits, Lennie was most interested in. The stable buck on the ranch, known as Crooks, doesn't believe that George and Lennie will ever obtain their dream. He says that all migrant workers have the same dream, and it doesn't works out for any of them. ...read more.


How'd that be?" It would take George and Lennie a long time to earn enough money, and George knew that. Furthermore, George goes and spends his money in town at the cathouse, along with the other workers at the ranch. Although as Candy spoke out his ideas. This began to raise Georges hopes, in thinking that his life ambition may actually work out. And for Lennie, it raised his aspiration even more. The fact that the broken dreams were inevitable, is also due to Lennies misfortune behaviour, which lead to them loosing to a series of jobs, this is what made George doubt dream even more. That they would not be able to get permanent job any where, and not earn enough money Curleys wife was isolated on the ranch because she was the only woman on the ranch. It often shows throughout the novel that she is lonely. She fights her loneliness by claiming she is looking for Curley, however she is really seeking any company. Loneliness is one of the central themes in 'Of Mice and Men' and many people on the ranch experience loneliness. Curleys wife has no name, she is just known as Curleys wife. ...read more.


had within minutes without even knowing he had hurt him that bad, he was only trying to stop Curley from punching him because George told him to fight back he grabbed Curleys hand and couldn't let go because he panicked, this also happened in Weed when Lennie could not let go of the lady dress because he panicked when she screamed. Lennies child-like personality and his behaviour always get him into trouble which he cannot get out of and this causes him to kill another human being. Which means that no matter how much George and Lennie plan, regardless of how much they hope and dream, their plans never come true. Therefore Inevitable =. By killing Lennie, George eliminates a immense burden and a threat to his own life (Lennie, of course, never threatened George directly but his actions had put George's life in danger. ). The tragedy is that George, in effect, is forced to shoot his only companion, who made him different than many other workers, as well his own dream and admit that it has gone hopelessly awry. Slim's comfort at the end " you hadda George " indicates the sad truth that you have to surrender your dreams in order to survive, not the easiest of things to do in America, the Land of Promise. ...read more.

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