Mice and Men essay [[rewrite]]
Pre-IB Freshman English Teschner
People are obliged in many ways. I am obliged to do my homework and carry out different tasks. I believe that almost everyone is obliged to something. And I also believe that there are things that all people should be obliged to. And some of those may include the first the first step in the pyramid of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. That step is Physiological needs. Some examples of those necessities are food, water, and shelter. And in order for man to endure in a future, man must fulfill those needs. And the obligation that I’m talking about is the obligation as a human to fulfill these needs and necessities. Steinbeck shows that there is a great price to be paid for not being sensitive to the needs of others as well as taking care of others. In the story Mice and men there are different types of characters that play key roles in both the book, and in my essay. And as I will explicate each, and give examples straight from the book in my essay, I want to just go through and name them. The vulnerable, heartless, insensitive, and sensitive are all the categories that I will be covering.
The vulnerable people such as Lenny and Candy are the ones that get punished for all the work they do. Lenny is hurt but he doesn’t realize it. His pride, and power, and the ability to think is stripped away from him. On pg. 39 George says, ““He ain’t no cuckoo” said George. “He’s as dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.” His dignity was clearly stripped from him. And even on Pg. 40, George tells Slim how they were together and their relationship. All of it is on pg. 40 in the second paragraph. And with that example you can see how badly he’s treated for the cost of help that he’s getting. Candy is another example of that. Candy lost a best friend because he wasn’t able to care for his friend and wasn’t able to help his friend out. And because he wasn’t behind the dog’s life all the way, it cost...