Of Mice And Men

1248 words, 5 pages

Intro Sample...


Steinbeck reflects this thought later on in the novel when George thinks about how his life could be so much easier if he didn’t have the burden of taking care of Lennie.

“If I was alone, I could live so easy.
I could go get a job and work no trouble.”

The author makes it evident that Lennie makes life harder for George as he always has to accommodate and find jobs for two.
The strength of the relationship between George and Lennie is pointed out in many key points of the novel. Steinbeck makes it apparent that at times George feels resentment about his role of Lennie’s carer. We can see that Lennie’s world revolves around George and that he is devoted to him unaware that his child’s mind is the cause for all the trouble they face.
A key incident, which shows the strength in George and Lennie’s friendship, is when they first start work at the farm.

“Funny how you an’ him string along together . . .
Hardly none of the guys travel around together . . .
It jus’ seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travellin’ together.”

Slim and the other workers find it rather odd that George and Lennie travel together as in the 1930’s, there was not much time for friendship and most itinerant workers just came and went by their selves as life was easier that way. However as Slim gets to know George and Lennie he soon realizes that their friendship is real and they really do care for each other.
Unlike Lennie, George does change as the story progresses. At the start of the novel, George seems to have a hardened sometimes gruff exterior but he has a soft side, which is shown, in his dreams of a haven where he can own his own land and protect Lennie from dangers.
A turning point for George’s character is revealed when the reader learns that he is capable of growth and change. This occurs during his conversation with Slim in which he admits that he used to abuse Lennie for his own amusement.

“I used to have a hell of a lot o View More »

Read More

Related Essays on Of Mice and Men

  • Ws

    972 words, 4 pages

    The case indicates that Trap-Ease is targeting housewives, and implies that housewives are reluctant to set and bait traditional spring-loaded mousetraps. They also are concerned about the safety of children and pets that may be around the home because once the spring-loaded trap has caught a mouse, one often has a mess resulting from its action. Besides being unpleasant, the mess presents health concerns due to the diseases that may be carried by mice. There are a number of other market segments that the firm could target. The issue of disease control suggests several other potential targ

    View Document »

    Special Economic Zones In India

    21349 words, 86 pages

    Introduction to Economic Zones “Export else perish “ these are the words of first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. India being a continent like country having 30 states, more than 1000 languages and world second largest man power having diversified natural conditions right from Rain Forests of Kerala, Ice Mountains of Himalaya, Runn of Kuch to productive land of Bramahaputra has great potentials of world class export worthy products from various industries like Agriculture, Engineering, Chemicals, Software’s, Gems and Jewellry, Pharmaceuticals, Bio technology and many more.

    View Document »

    Gender In Us Islamic And Orthodox Jewish Sacred Spaces

    6514 words, 27 pages

    ASMST 150 Introduction Across the globe there are millions of mosques and synagogues that serve as sacred sites for Muslims and Jews respectively. Each sacred site serves different purposes, including refuge for those less fortunate, a community center for the ethnic, a place of religious thought, a place of worship and prayer, and a place to share and rejoice with one another. The list goes on and on, but the underlying theme of all sacred sites is that they are to be a place of pilgrimage on the local, national, and global level. But pilgrimage for whom? There

    View Document »

    Marketing Management Coca Cola Case

    15011 words, 61 pages

    Marketing Management Analysis of The Coca Cola Company® Team L4 [pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] Ellen van Winkel Thamar Peper Annelieke Been Rozemarijn 561548 561526 561503 Barendsen, 552505 Marketing Management Block 1-2008 Date: 25 February 2008, Amsterdam To: Dr. L. Lin Mr. van der Rest Version 1 Chapter 1

    View Document »

    Inhumane Times

    1949 words, 8 pages

    Hobbes, the cat, has been under experimentation for most of his life. This is probably the last time that he will ever have to be experimented on again. Because, he probably wont make it through this time. The makers of Herbal Essences are about to force shampoo down his throat to see what happens to its organs. Even if the cat lives through the process, they are going to have to kill it to see which organs it could have damaged. If this was an actual human going through this deadly experiment, people would be in shock. Instead, scientists are testing whether or not swallowing shampoo would af

    View Document »

    Animal Cruelty

    1815 words, 8 pages

    Cruelty Involved in Animal Testing Hobbes, the cat, has been under experimentation for most of his life. This is probably the last time that he will ever have to be experimented on again. Why? Because he is probably not going to make it through this time. The makers of Herbal Essences are about to force shampoo down his throat to see what happens to its organs. Even if the cat lives through the process, they are going to have to kill it to see which organs it could have damaged. If this was an actual human going through this deadly experiment, people would be in shock. Instead, scientists

    View Document »

    Bridging The Valley Of Death: Lessons Learned From 14 Years Of Commercialization Of Technology Education

    10125 words, 41 pages

    BRIDGING THE VALLEY OF DEATH: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 14 YEARS OF COMMERCIALIZATION OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ABSTRACT We argue for the increasing importance of providing graduate students skills in technology entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology. We describe the lessons we have learned from fourteen years of developing commercialization of technology pedagogy and adapting it for use on four continents and within numerous corporations. We demonstrate that the straightforward theory-driven approach that we use to shape the curriculum improves our ability to learn from our mis

    View Document »

    Meningitis & Pneumonitis; Cases Presentation

    11998 words, 48 pages

    INTRODUCTION Review of Related Literature Pneumonitis Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. It occurs when some irritating substance – solid particles, liquids, gases, radiation or bacteria – cause the tiny air sacs to become inflamed. This can hamper the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air sacs. Pneumonia is one type of pneumonitis caused by an infection. There are several types of pneumonitis. They include: • Aspiration pneumonitis- occurs when you inhale (aspirate) foreign matter into your lungs. Stomach contents, suc

    View Document »

    A Geisha’s Struggle For Happiness

    4868 words, 20 pages

    A Geisha’s Struggle For Happiness “We human beings are only a part of something very much larger. When we walk along, we may crush a beetle or simply cause a change in the air so that a fly ends up where it might never have gone otherwise. And if we think of the same example but with ourselves in the role of the insect, and the larger universe in the role we’ve just played, it’s perfectly clear that we’re affected every day by forces over which we have no more control than the poor beetle has over our gigantic foot as it descends upon it. What are we to do? We must use whatever method

    View Document »

    Import Performance

    11140 words, 45 pages

    Banking Sector Performance, Regulation and Bank Supervision Chapter-5 32 other hand, PCBs' deposits in 2006 amounted to Taka 955.5 billion or 51.3 percent of the total industry deposit against Taka 731.3 billion or 47.0 percent in 2005. FCBs' deposits in 2006 rose by Taka 38.2 billion or 33.9 percent over the previous year. The DFIs' deposits in 2006 were Taka 100.2 billion against Taka 89.5 billion in 2005 showing an increase of 12.0 percent over the year. Aggregated Balance Sheet 5.4 Assets: Aggregate industry assets in 2006 registered an overall increase by 17.8 percent over 2

    View Document »

More Popular Essays

Research help is just moments away!