Me an’ Lennie an’ George . We gonna have a room to ourself. We’re gonna have a dog an’ rabbits an’ chickens. We’re gonna have green corn an’ maybe a cow or a goat.”
Before he shoots Lennie in Of Mice and Men, George tells him the story of the dream farm and then says that he is not mad at him and never has been.
Candy’s “American Dream ” is to be apart of Lennie and George’s farm. “I could of hoed in the garden and washed dishes for them guys. If they was a circus or a baseball game we would of went to her He is dominated by depression and eventually gives up hope in achieving his American Dream .
“I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely .” “Guys like us who work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world, they ain’t got no family, they don’t belong no place.”
George killed lennie , because he did not want lennie to suffer at the hands of curley. He made sure that Lennie had no pain, he told lennie to think of the land and the rabbit. George made sure he shot him right in the spine and the neck to make a instant death with no pain.
In Chapter 3, we find out that Carlson kills Candy’s dog . While all the other men in the bunkhouse are playing games and laughing, Candy just lays on his bunk.
Of Mice and Men is a story about an intellectually disabled man. Lennie’s disability is central to the plot; if he were not intellectually disabled, the story would simply not work. It has also been suggested (Loftis, 2015, 2016) that Lennie exhibits characteristics of autism.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the murder of Lennie was not Justified . First of all, George was not justified for killing Lennie because they could have escaped as they did in Weed. As talked about in the paragraph above, Lennie has a fascination with feeling soft things.
The two main characters in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, are George Milton and Lennie Small. It’s a common assumption by readers that George and Lennie are cousins, but they are, in fact, not related at all. Lennie grew up being cared for by his Aunt Clara.
This would have been great help, as this novel is set during the time of the Great Depression, however, being that the novel is meant to be catastrophic, the money would never: Lennie kills the dream when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife and, in order to avoid a cruel and vengeful death for his friend, George shoots
George and Lennie have a dream : to scrounge enough money together to someday buy their own little house and a plot of land to farm.
In the world Of Mice and Men describes, Candy’s dog represents the fate awaiting anyone who has outlived his or her purpose. Although Carlson promises to kill the dog painlessly, his insistence that the old animal must die supports a cruel natural law that the strong will dispose of the weak.
In Of Mice and Men, George is a lonely character for many reasons. First, he is constantly traveling and has no family. He works and tries to save because he would like to be his own boss one day. This is a problem because he has to take care of his mentally handicapped friend, Lennie.
Curley can be seen as lonely because he is unable to emotionally connect with anyone on the ranch. Curley brings much of his isolation on himself. He is threatened by “big guys” and demonstrates physical aggression often, channeling his previous occupation as a boxer.
Lennie’s loneliness chiefly stems from the fact that he is both mentally retarded and very big and strong. His retardation sometimes causes others at the ranch to shun him, even to the point of thinking he is “cuckoo.” Since Lennie cannot think as quickly as the other men, he is often set aside and isolated from them.