Of Mice and Guy– Lennie
Although Lennie does not have the possible to be wise, Lennie has the prospective to be a difficult employee. Nevertheless, Lennie’s strength did not work with him and the outcome was deadly. Lennie is an exceptionally large man who had the strength of a bull. With the use of his strength, he was terrific worker however did not comprehend how strong he was. George describes Lennie’s strength by “that huge bastard can set up more grain alone than many sets can”. Through his size and his massive quantity of strength Lennie could out work the other men of the cattle ranch by himself.
Through making use of Lennie’s strength he became a great employee who understood nothing more than to work. Lennie utilizes his capabilities to strive, but does not comprehend how strong he is. Without George, Lennie does not understand what to do. Lennie gets frightened and uses his strength to hold on to objects. Lennie is much like a kid. He will do what ever George tells him to: “Curley was flopping like a fish on a line, and his closed fist was lost in Lennie’s hand. George slapped [Lennie] in the face again and again and still Lennie hung on.
Through Lennie’s actions we can see that Lennie is really comparable to a child. Lennie’s first impulse when he is terrified is to hang on. Simply as a little kid holds on to its mum or dad when they become scared, Lennie hangs on to objects. Since Lennie’s low intelligence to comprehend his strength, he ends up being frightened and kills Curley’s spouse and as an outcome, she winds up being eliminated: “She took Lennie’s hand and put it on her head … And after that she wept angrily. Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and held on. He shook her and her body flopped like a fish.
And after that she was still”. Lennie did not comprehend his strength and ended up being frightened, and once again just like just like a little child he hung on. However he ended up breaking Curley’s partner neck. As a result of his actions Lennie wound up dead. Lennie had an extremely fantastic ability to use his strength and end up being a fantastic employee. Nevertheless his trouble to comprehend his strength result in his death. Unlike Lennie, Crooks potential is his understanding, and Crooks has the ability to utilize his knowledge to try to leave the issues he has on the cattle ranch.
Nevertheless Crooks falls back into a 1930s attitude and selects to disregard his understanding. Crooks also utilizes his knowledge to express his concepts and sensations to Lennie. “Books ain’t no good. A man requires somebody to be near him … A person goes nuts if ain’t got no one”. Criminals is proving that he is a really well-informed male. When around others he may choose to utilize his knowledge to express his concepts and end up being a more powerful influence. Crooks utilizes his knowledge to express his concepts and feelings and leave an extremely strong effect.
Scoundrels has the possibility to use his knowledge, but how he uses his knowledge will determine his fate. “I said s’pose George don’t come back no more. S’pose he took a powder and simply ain’t coming back. What’ll you do then? ‘… ‘He won’t do it’ Lennie wept … ‘He’ll come back tonight’–“. Scoundrels is using his understanding as a power trip on Lennie who does not comprehend what Crooks is stating. Crooks is doing this since he has never had an opportunity to use his knowledge in such method before, however is actually abusing it.
Criminals chooses to use his understanding around Lennie. However when a higher authority is around Crooks selects to overlook it for his own safety. “Listen nigger’, [Curley’s better half] said, you know what I can do to you if you open your trap? ‘… Criminals seemed to grow smaller sized, and he pushed himself against the wall … ‘Yes ma’am’, and his voice was toneless”. When a greater authority exists Crooks chooses to neglect his understanding due to the fact that he is scared to speak out for fear of losing his job. Despite Criminals, knowledge he picks to disregard it around greater authority, this ending up in a 1930’s mindset with his knowledge going to waste. Unlike Lennie or Crooks, George has the possible to be his own boss.
If George does not strive sufficient his capacity to be his own boss will be lost and his dream will be crushed. George has constantly wished to be his own boss. When he sees that the potential is there, George attempts to act upon it. George says: ‘”We ‘d simply go there, we wouldn’t ask no one if we could”. George would like to be his own employer and do his own thing, primarily because George would not have to take orders from any one. To accomplish being his own boss, George tries to conserve his cash so that he can purchase the ranch: ‘”If me an’ Lennie work one month an’ do not spen’ absolutely nothing, well have a hundred dollars”‘.
To fulfil his capacity to be his own employer, George says he will conserve his cash and not spend any. If George can achieve this he will be his own boss. When Lennie breaks Curley’s better half’s neck, George understands that the possible to be his own employer is lost. Sweet says:” ‘You an’ me can get that little place, can’t we George? ‘… Candy dropped his head and looked down at the hay. He understood”. Now that Lennie has broken Curley’s spouse’s neck, George realises that his possibility of being his own employer is gone. Without Lennie, George feels there is no hope.
As a result the capacity to be his own boss is lost. George has a terrific possible to be his own boss, but with the death of Lennie, George loses hope. George has selected his fate to be an employee and not to be his own manager. Throughout the unique you can get an insight into what it resembles to live those characters lives. The unique follows and represents the lives of Lennie, Crooks and George and what they go through to survive. John Steinbeck represented these characters very well within following their dreams in life.