Of Mice and Guy by John Steinbeck
Lennie-He is a big, strong, childish migrant worker. Due to the fact that of his psychological disability, he relies on George for protection and guidance. Although, Lennie is gentle and kind, he does not understand his own strength. He loves to pet soft things, such as little animals, dresses, and people’s hair. Lennie shares a dream with George that sooner or later they will own a farm together.
George-He is a little, short-fused, witty, migrant employee. He takes a trip with and takes care of Lennie. In some cases he discusses how much better his life would lack having Lennie around. George is dedicated to securing Lennie. He shares an extremely special friendship with Lennie. He has an imagine sharing a farm with Lennie sooner or later.
Candy-He is an aging ranch handyman. He lost his hand in an accident on the ranch. Candy is concerned about his future on the cattle ranch, because of his age. He provides his life’s savings to Lennie and George if they will include him in their imagine owning a little farm someday. His buddy was his aging pet dog, which is shot in the back of the head by Carlson, as a supposed act of mercy.
Curley’s wife-She is the only character in the book who is not provided a name. She is Curley’s possession. She attempts to speak to the cattle ranch hands since she is lonely, however Curley beats them up if they talk with her. Before she married Curley, she imagined becoming an actress. She was really unhappy with her marriage and imagined a much better life.
Curley-He is the son of the ranch owner. He is disrespectful, obnoxious, and a little man who is extremely envious of any guy who takes a look at or speak with his partner. Curley likes to choose fights with larger men. He used high-heeled boots to distinguish himself from other males.
Slim-He the leader of the mule group on the cattle ranch. Everyone respects him. The other characters aim to Slim for recommendations. He comprehends the bond in between George and Lennie. He assists to protect Lennie when he got in problem.
Crooks-He is the black stable-hand, who gets his name from his uneven back. He is separated from the other guys because he is black. Criminals becomes keen on Lennie and encourages him to let him join their dream of owning a farm.
Carlson-He is the insensitive ranch hand who complains about Sweet’s old, smelly pet dog. Carlson convinces Sweet to let him put the dog out of its anguish. He took Sweet’s pet and shot it.
Auntie Clara-She was Lennie’s auntie, who took care of him till her death. She provided Lennie mice to pet.
I could not choose who the most essential character in the story was. Lennie and George were both extremely important.
Lennie was a strong guy physically, but because of his psychological special needs, he depended upon George for guidance and protection. Lennie liked to have George inform him about their imagine owning a farm. To Lennie, having their own farm indicated having the duty of looking after the rabbits, and living someplace that he will not have to hesitate. Lennie liked George and never ever wished to cause him any problem. Lennie’s character never altered throughout the story. His innocence remained till his death.
George cared for and safeguarded Lennie throughout the story. He was caring and devoted to Lennie. To George, having their own farm implied living in security and convenience with Lennie, free from individuals like Curley and Curley’s better half, who seem to exist just to cause difficulty for them. He wished for the day when he and Lennie could enjoy this sense of freedom.
In the end, George does the most humane thing he could provide for Lennie. He spared his friend the merciless death that would be delivered by Curley’s lynch mob, by shooting Lennie himself.
I believe solitude is the primary conflict in this story. Most of the characters experience the some degree of solitude.
George looking after Lennie and the imagine having a farm are efforts to break the pattern of loneliness for him.
Lennie’s desire to pet soft things comes from his requirement to feel safe and safe and secure. When he touches something soft it gives him a feeling of not being alone in the world. The dream of the farm provides him a sense of responsibility and security.
Curley’s wife is likewise lonesome. She is the only female on the cattle ranch. Her partner forbids anyone on the ranch to speak to her. She is desperate for friendship and that’s why she flirts with the men.
Scoundrel’s experiences loneliness because he is isolated from the bunkhouse due to the color of his skin. He attempts to fight his solitude with books and his work. I believe he does recognize that those things aren’t an alternative to human companionship.
George and Lennie are let go a bus miles away from the cattle ranch where they are supposed to start work. Both males begin walking the rest of the method to the ranch. They end up being worn out and thirsty, the two stop in a cleaning by a pond. George chooses that they’ll camp here for the night. George finds that Lennie has actually been carrying around a dead mouse.
George takes the mouse from Lennie and tosses it away. Lennie didn’t imply to kill the mouse while he was petting it, but he does not understand how strong he is. George feels bad about the mouse, and in at effort to make up to Lennie, he informs Lennie the story about them owning their own farm.
The next day, the men head to the ranch. George has issues about how the boss will respond to Lennie. He firmly insists that he’ll do all the talking. He lies to the boss. He informs him that he and Lennie are cousins and that Lennie got begun the head by a horse when he was a child. Lennie and George get hired.
They meet Sweet and Curly. When Lennie and George are alone in the bunkhouse Curly’s wife can be found in and flirts with them. Lennie believes she is quite, however George thinks she is trouble and warns Lennie to stay away from her. The other ranch hands return from the fields for lunch, and George and Lennie meet Slim. Among the cattle ranch hands, Carlson, makes a tip to Slim. Considering that Slim’s canine has had pups, they should provide Candy one and shoot his old canine.
The next day, while operating in the fields George informs Slim that he and Lennie aren’t cousins, but have been buddies given that youth. He tells Slim how Lennie has gotten them into trouble. On their last task, they were forced to leave because Lennie attempted to touch a lady’s dress and was implicated of rape.
He discusses that Lennie likes to pet soft things. Lennie asks George to ask Slim if he can have among his pups and Slim consents to give him one. Lennie picks the puppy he wants. Carlson worsens Candy about killing his old pet dog. After Slim concurs with Carlson, Candy permits him to take his pet outside to shoot it.
Slim goes to the barn to do some work, and Curley is searching for his better half. He goes to the barn to see if his better half is with Slim. George and Lennie are talking about their strategy of buying a farm and Sweet overhears them, and he provides them his life’s savings if they will let him go cope with them.
They make a pact to keep this to themselves Slim returns to the bunkhouse distressed with Curley since of his jealous suspicions. Curley selects a fight with Lennie. Lennie squashes Curley’s hand during the battle. Slim warns Curley if he tries to get George and Lennie fired, he will be the laughing stock of them farm. George takes care of Lennie’s wounds after the guys take Curley to see a medical professional.
The next night, most of the guys enter into town. George informs Lennie to stay out of trouble. Lennie plays with his pup and after that goes to Crooks’ space. Scoundrels taunts Lennie about George not coming back. Lennie gets upset and frightens Crooks. Criminals tells Lennie that George will be back. Curley’s wife comes there and flirts with Lennie.
The next day Lennie mistakenly eliminates his puppy in the barn while the other guys are playing horse shoes. Curley’s wife comes into the barn and tries to console Lennie. She begins telling Lennie that her life with Curley is miserable. She is lonesome. She informs him about her dream of ending up being a motion picture star. Lennie informs her that he likes to pet soft things and she uses to let him feel her hair. When he gets too tight, she cries out. Lennie attempts to silence her, however he ends up accidentally breaking her neck.
Lennie knows he should leave. He goes to the cleaning that George had informed him to go to if he entered into trouble. Sweet finds Curley’s partner in the barn. He goes to get George. Curley and the other males go to the barn with Candy. Curley instantly blames Lennie. All the guys get their horses and weapons and they go looking for Lennie. George knows where Lennie has gone. He informs Slim Lennie has went South knowing that he has actually gone north to the pond.
George encounters Lennie. Lennie tells George that he has actually done a bad thing. George tells him that it doesn’t matter. Lennie asks George to inform him the story about how they are various. Lennie listens to the story. Lennie informs George that he believed he would be mad at him. George tells him that he’s not mad. Then George brings the weapon up and shoots Lennie in the back of his neck.
The males hear the shot and run up. The guys thought Lennie had Carlson’s weapon and George agrees. Slim informs George they should choose a drink. He informs George that he had to do what he did.
I thought this was a terrific story about a relationship between two guys. I admired George for taking the responsibility of taking care of and safeguarding Lennie. Caring for someone with a psychological disability is an uphill struggle. Although, George in some cases said his life would be much easier without Lennie, he didn’t imply it. Lennie enjoyed George and tried his best to stay out of trouble.
He delighted in George informing him about what their lives would resemble when they bought their own farm. He would get so excited when George informed him that he would be responsible for caring for the rabbits. There wasn’t one ounce of cruelty in Lennie’s body. He never meant to eliminate Curley’s wife, it was an accident.
I can’t imagine how George needs to have felt when he shot and killed Lennie. Ultimately, he did the most gentle thing that he might by killing Lennie. Lennie would have been horrified had Curley and the other guys have actually found him prior to George. George revealed excellent nerve, compassion, and love for Lennie by doing what he did.
In the film, we got to see some scenes from Weed. We saw a girl in a red gown, Lennie and George being chased by males, Lennie and George escaping the guys and riding a train, and Lennie and George boarding a bus. We saw a scene where George finds Lennie’s dead mouse and throws it away prior to they reach the pond.
Curley’s wife was represented as a more dissatisfied, lonely soul. We didn’t see how George got the gun to eliminate Lennie or how the other men reacted when they realized that George had actually shot and killed Lennie.
In the book, Curley’s wife was represented more as a tramp, who taunted and provokes the ranch hands into talking to her. Lennie throws the young puppy and tries to cover Curley’s partner with hay, however didn’t do this in the film. We understand George took Carlson’s weapon. George did hesitate prior to shooting Lennie in the book however not in the motion picture. When the cattle ranch hands appear, George lies about Lennie’s murder. He informs them that Lennie had Carlson’s weapon.
In the film, we got to see some scenes from Weed. We saw a woman in a red dress, Lennie and George being chased by guys, Lennie and George avoiding the men and riding a train, and Lennie and George boarding a bus. We saw a scene where George discovers Lennie’s dead mouse and throws it away prior to they reach the pond. Curley’s wife was portrayed as a more unhappy, lonesome soul. We didn’t see how George got the weapon to kill Lennie or how the other men reacted when they realized that George had shot and killed Lennie.
In the book, Curley’s better half was depicted more as a tramp, who ridiculed and provokes the ranch hands into talking with her. Lennie tosses the pup and tries to cover Curley’s partner with hay, but didn’t do this in the motion picture. We understand George took Carlson’s weapon. George did hesitate before shooting Lennie in the book however not in the motion picture. When the cattle ranch hands appear, George lies about Lennie’s murder. He informs them that Lennie had Carlson’s weapon.