He depends on his friend George to give him advice and protect him in situations he does not understand. His enormous strength and his pleasure in petting soft animals are a dangerous combination. He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream. George dreams of some day owning his own land, but he realizes the difficulty of making this dream come true.
Monty J last edited Mar 14, He's also threatened with hanging by Curley's wife. Try "Prince" for starters, then "The Adoptimist. Or perhaps just inequality?
I don't necessarily see what any of the characters did to each other as unjust. No laws are broken when you emotionally browbeat someone.
Was it right for Lenny to be hunted down like a mad dog after what he did to Curley's wife? Shouldn't he have been properly apprehended, charged, tried, and perhaps placed in a home? The law might have said so; but the law might also have hanged him.
Neither option would have been acceptable to George. Steinbeck shows us --with his art--that sometimes things happen in real life which are 'right' or 'wrong' in ways that a legal system can't encompass. The way George chose to handle Lenny's fate--was that legally right?
Should he go unpunished? Any man present at the scene might have felt in his heart that what George did was correct. The law probably wouldn't have; it could be described as 'unjust' that the law was not allowed to 'take priority' over events; manage the outcome. Technically--it is a kind of 'injustice' in that 'justice was not applied'.
But if it had been applied-- it probably would not have seem right to us, as human beings, had we been there. George was Lenny's closest companion--it was fitting that he take the responsibility. In a larger sense: Doesn't seem fair, does it?
What the ranch hands featured in this story faced in that era--all across the country--you could say that was both unfair and unequal. Low wages, no worker protections, poor working conditions, no benefits, near servitude.
But their employers could do all this to them and still not found to be breaking any laws. Good question by the OP. Both Curley and his wife bully the workers--he physically and she emotionally. It's like coming home and kicking the cat after having a hard day.
The men are their doormats. They take their frustrations out on those who are powerless to resist. The workers depend on them for sustenance. This happens all the time in the working world, which is why labor unions are necessary.
They join forces to stand up for their rights. John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men contain an affluence of symbols which work together to produce a deeper meaning.
Of Mice and Men have various examples of symbolism such as, the mouse in Lennie’s pocket, Lennie’s puppy, George and Lennie’s farm, Candy’s dog, Lennie’s death, and the rabbits Lennie always dream about. In the novel "Of Mice and Men" the character of Crooks is used by John Steinbeck, the author, to symbolise the marginalisation of the black community occurring at the time in which the novel is set.
Analysis of "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck Words | 6 Pages. Analysis of Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck Of Mice And Men' by John Steinbeck is a classic novel, tragedy, written in a social tone. The authorial attitude is idyllic, however, as the story develops it changes into skeptic.
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The ranch operates by its own set of rules, without a higher order dictated by ethics, legal precedent, pity, or even common sense. Slim, the local ranch man of wisdom, hands down decisions, and the people. There is hope in the novel 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck, but maybe not for the 'right' people as decent caring people might see it.
For example, if we are talking of financial hope and.
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