Of Mice and Men
The novel ‘of mice and men’ was written by John Steinbeck. Loneliness and dreams are the main themes of the novel and George and Lennie are the main characters. George and Lennie are migrant workers, they move around the country in search of work. Lennie always ends up doing something wrong, so they flee somewhere else. Eventually they settle at a ranch where there is a guy that doesn’t like Lennie, because Lennie is big, and always tries to pick a fight with him. But Lennie is scared, because of the dream ranch he and George have, he is scared he will be prevented from ‘tending the rabbits’ on their dream farm. George tells Lennie to keep it between them. Although this book takes us through a wide range of different characters, they all have one this in common; loneliness.
Lennie is really strong, tall and hard working. Lennie is very childlike. He has an obsession about a dream him and George both share. He also likes touching/petting things that are small and soft like animals. Because Lennie is this way he can not quite comprehend loneliness although in the things he does, suggests loneliness. He has great loyalty to George for this reason he obeys him. As said before, his obsession with the dream is constant; they hope to buy a ranch with rabbits, chickens and such like. And again because Lennie is so childlike, he gets very excited when this topic is mentioned, he gets George to repeat it over and over again. Lennie may not verbally say he is lonely, however if this dream got crushed there would be some element of him feeling lonely. Without George it would be difficult for Lennie to survive.
George on the other hand, is completely a completely different character. He is short tempered but s devoted and loving friends. Even though Lennie is a handful, but it doesn’t stop him defending his only companion. At the start, when he ‘commands’ Lennie, it sets the tone of the relationship. Though George is impatient and terse, hr never forgets...