Here, Steinbeck is trying to show the reader that Lennie and George were never going to progress; the foreshadowing that is rife in the first chapter comes to fruition here, and they end up back in the brush, with nothing but each other. Curley's Wife could get him hung for no good reason as she would be believed over him in because of his positions in society. In the first 75 years since it was published, it sold 14 million copies. They don't have to follow anyone's orders or commands if they are the owners. In this passage, George explains their friendship, which forms the heart of the work. Curley's wife is looking for some company, and she knows that Lennie is the most likely to listen, even if he doesn't comprehend a word she is saying. However, what does this all mean? Sonali This explains the general role of civil rights in the story.
In fact, one can say that the idea of tending those rabbits was his American Dream; his driving force for enduring onwards. I read plenty of books out here. Almost everyone in the book is lonely: Crooks, Curley's wife, the other migrant workers. Crooks said this because he feels that if he is not welcome in the bunkhouse, why should he welcome Lennie into his room. He recognizes how George helps him to survive in every situation, and how he has sacrificed his whole life in order to protect him. Supposedly this was could have been an act of mercy for Lennie to free him of his hard life and his severely difficult future.
I don't know if I was asleep. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tale waved frantically. He talks about all the things he could have if Lennie weren't around. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. First his Aunt Clara, who despite being a character who never makes a literal appearance, it is quite clear that she had a great importance in Lennie's upbringing, the there is the rabbit, the metaphor for Lennie's dreams, and George.
Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. Both Candy and George are separated from loneliness throughout the story by their companion, and both are hesitant to kill their companion, even for his own good. Important Quotes with Page Numbers The pages numbers listed below refer to the , published in 1993. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. Either way, Lennie would've been in danger by Curley or the other men. Jus' say, 'We'll go to her,' an' we would.
By placing this section of his growth in maturity and realizations, truly makes the next violent action ironic. If George and Lennie ran they wouldn't have made it far. Finally, its related to the theme of a perfect paradise ruined becuase Curley's is the one who ruins the paradise by forcing George to kill Lenny becuase Curley wanted desperatly to kill Lenny. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick 80. You're all scared of each other, that's what. I just like to know what your interest is 25.
He wanted to protect Lennie from any hurt like a true friend. I could go get a job an' work, an no trouble. It's right there in front of you - just behind that off-white door. I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble. By George shooting Lennie in a place that can kill anyone instantly, George is showing his compassion towards Lennie. Your've been looking for a dream, never truly believing you'll find it, but now- incredibly- you have.
Dreams Throughout the story, Candy is hopeful that he will be able to get away from the ranch and have his own place. The area and nature described in the passage is the beginning and end setting of the book, like a circle. He mentions that tons of men have came through the ranch and said that they were going to get some land but it never works out for them. Toward the end of Section 1, before George and Lennie reach the ranch, they camp for the night in a beautiful clearing and George assures Lennie of their special relationship. Candy has his dog, who is also old and crippled, to keep him company. Their bond is made to seem especially rare and precious since the majority of the world does not understand or appreciate it.
Well, we ain't got any,' George exploded. Chapter 6 Page 110 Steinbeck often personifies things like light or silence. Maggie In Of Mice and Men, loneliness is an important theme. First off, it shows that Lennie's development as a character has its limits, as ultimately George is still needed to save Lennie once again. Quote: We got a future. Quote: If I catch any one man, and he's alone, I get along fine with him.
Candy gives us a pretty good definition of an isolated person: someone who doesn't ask questions and someone who doesn't listen—in other words, not much of a conversationalist. Beingg a migrant worker is a handicap. He is isolated from everyone else because of the color of he skin, and he just wants someone to talk to. This appears to be a statement from the author on the subject on the American Dream, as all it does here is turn around mock him. In this way, these symbols describe one of the major themes of the book, the struggle for the American Dream. Loneliness is the handicap that all of the characters share and this quote points out the obvious. Everybody wants a little piece of lan'.