His callous comment at the very end of the book shows that he is not very intelligent, and can never understand the world of sensitive people like Slim and George.
In Of Mice and Men Steinbeck presents an innocent tone through his character, Lennie, to create meaning in the piece. Steinbeck also reveals that Crooks has only been admitted into the bunk house for a holiday celebration. Much of the work was seasonal, so these workers seldom settled in one place, and were forced to lead a solitary life, seldom with a family.
He is really only a device Steinbeck uses to provide descriptive passages, and to show what the average ranch hand was like. This illustrates the depth of respect the men feel for him. They try to help each other, and they even enlarge their dream to include old one-handed Candy and crippled black Crooks.
The group burst into the clearing, and Curley was ahead. They have each other to look for them. In addition, the beginning of each section contains detailed description, like stage directions in a play, while the rest of each section is mostly dialogue.
Not for middle grade readers, but most others will greatly enjoy it. When slowly realizing that she is dead, he panics and deceitfully leaves the ranch, and escapes to the bushes where George had told him to hide in case anything went wrong. You're all scared of each other, that's what.
Constitutional Rights About Barbara A. In two of his novels, Of Mice and Men and The Pearl, Steinbeck uses different types of tone, diction, and syntax to enhance meaning and strengthen the impact of his message. Of Mice and Men: But George does not want to frivolously spend money that could be saved for the farm.
Both men constantly keep this dream in front of them. S'pose you didn't have nobody. Candy is lonely, and feels isolated from the other men because of the large age difference between them. Two men — Lennie and George — who have nothing else, do have each other.
Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. He is a man who has the mind of a child. For George and Lennie, wrong pronunciation and other slang words are everyday life.
Although the story has not really begun, you can already tell that George is like a guardian for Lennie because although only Lennie was accused of rape, George still runs away with him, risking his life too, to the chance of being caught.
I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick For example, remember the incident George describes to Slim when he told Lennie to jump in a river and Lennie obeyed, without a thought to his own well being. Lennie and George want to work on the ranch in the hopes of making enough money to buy their own farm, where they can be independent and in charge of their own destiny and rabbits.
They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. That Crooks is forced to live in the barn with the animals also demonstrates his society's view of African-Americans as subhuman, more fit to dwell with the animals in the barn than in the bunk house with men during the time period.
Stylistically, instead of concise sentences, he uses long sentences that have slow and languid feel.
He is also anxious to join in the hunt for Lennie, which tells us that he is not very caring or nice. Or like Candy himself, who Owens suggests may have cause to wonder whether Slim will decide to shoot him too someday.
A critical conversation takes place there between Crooks and Lennie that reveals to readers how heavily solitude and loneliness can weigh on a person. She goes in on Lennie and starts stirring up a conservation. Lennie, because of the color of his skin and his friendship with George, cannot possibly understand Crooks' plight.
That is, the language is simple, without unnecessary detail. Steinbeck worked as a casual farm laborer for a time, so we can expect this to be an accurate reflection of real speech. Lennie loves soft, fuzzy things, and because he unintentionally kills small animals due to the pressure of his huge hands while petting them, George will not allow him to have a pet animal.
The first chapter takes place beside the river, while the central portion of the book takes place on the ranch where George and Lennie find jobs.Jul 15, · "Jesus, what a tramp!" George of the famous duo leading John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men exclaims with disdain after first meeting Curley's wife.
Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Concept Analysis Introduction/Basic Rationale Easy and interesting to read, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men not only provides students with an intimate view of descriptive and poetic prose, but it also provides a portrait.
John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing through out the story of “Of Mice and Men” to prepare the reader for the final scene. Foreshadowing is the composition of layered hints or clues about what may happen in the future of the story.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Literary Analysis Literary Elements Novels Reading Reinforcement. Activity type.
Group or Individual. Difficulty Level. Moderate. Key Vocabulary. Plot diagram, character map, major themes, symbolism, conflict. George in “Of Mice and Men. Commentary on Mice and Men', John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is known as one of the author's most powerful novels.
Even though the story is completely imaginary, the plot takes place in a very precise historical and geographical context: s California. Apr 12, · Steinbeck uses improper grammar in his dialogue in order to demonstrate the backgrounds of the men. Steinbeck used diction that illustrates the uneducated backgrounds of Lennie and George.
In their dialogue, he spells words incorrectly to .Download