Of Mice and Men
1.) At the beginning and end of the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, both George and Lennie are seen in the same place. This has both a literal and figurative feel to it. Lennie and George actually are in the same place at the beginning and end of the books physically. This same place could be considered a sort of home for them cause as George said, if anything should happen to Lennie, then he should go back to this spot and wait for George. Therefore, it is a safe place that they can both look at and think fondly of. Thinking in the figurative sense, this place is both the birth and death of a dream. Here, we first found out about the dream that both Lennie and George had created. They both knew that this dream would probably never come true but nevertheless, they always kept thinking about it, driving them on from job to job collecting money so that one day, that dream could come true. Not only was this the birthplace and deathbed of a dream, it was also both of those things for a certain mentally challenged friend. It was here that we first met Lennie and found out what he was like. And a the book progressed on, this spot was brought up more and more as Lennie accidentally did this or accidenta
The second kind of loneliness that is experienced is experienced by Curly’s wife. Curly’s wife is lonely cause she is not being loved. Curly goes around all day, strutting his stuff, showing the world that he is the toughest guy there is. This leaves Curly’s wife all alone at home with no one to talk to, no one to love her, and no one to talk to. That is why she walks around all day looking for people to talk to or to simply look at and make a connection with cause she has no one. Its not like George were he has somebody, just not somebody he can talk to, Curly’s wife really does have no one to talk to, no one to bounce ideas off of. Curly’s wife’s kind of loneliness is that of physical loneliness.
2.) Candy and his dog are very similar in that they are both old, decrepit, crippled, and both want to settle down and relax, using the rest of their dieing days, doing the things that they had always loved to do or the things that they had always wanted to do. They both have gone through the chunk of their lives and don’t have much more to look forward to, as they get older.
6.) There are several different kinds of loneliness in this book. On kind of loneliness that George experiences, is the loneliness of not having someone to look after him or someone he can simply talk to instead of always watching. He grows lonely of not having a person that he can hold an intelligent conversation with. Its almost like he doesn’t have anyone there at all. He gets tired of only being able to talk and think to himself, not being able to talk them out with anybody else. So his thoughts remain in his head for a long time and slowly he gets very, very lonely cause he has no one. George’s kind of loneliness is the kind that consists of emotional loneliness.
3.) George and Lennie are dependent or each by the way they have lived with each other for such a long time. Lennie is dependent on George to get him food, a job, to keep him safe, everything that Lennie needed to survive. George is dependent on Lennie in the way that Lennie unknowingly keeps him in check. George couldn’t go off and do something irresponsible cause Lennie was always waiting for him back at home. Lennie also kept George in check cause it made G
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