Men Can Only Dream

Men Can Only Dream

Men can only dream.
Period 5 Hetrick

“Maybe everyone in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” (Steinbeck 35)

John Steinbeck’s novella, of mice and men, is about two men Lennie and George who

travel together in the 1930’s during the great depression.

Lennie and George friendship undergoes an amount of challenges, but no matter how big

or threaten the challenge may be, they always have someone to turn to.

John Steinbeck creates a friendship between George and Lennie. He compares and

contrasts the two with, curley’s wife, candy, and crooks.

George and Lennie’s friendship contrasts to curley’s wife loneliness.

George illustrates that he cares when he says “cause I want you to stay with me.” (Steinbeck 13)

George and Lennie’s friendship has value and so much purpose to the both of their lives.

George rarely admits it, but George and Lennies relationship is everything to him.

In contrast, Curley’s wife conveys her loneliness when she talks to men, who are foul to her,

complaining that she is, “liking’ it because they ain’t nobody else” (Steinbeck 78).

She is the only woman on the farm which isolates her. Her distressed sense of privacy

leads her to seek attention. Therefore, George and Lennie’s unique relationship is

decorated alongside the low isolation of Curley’s wife.

George and Lennie is contrast to Candy’s loneliness.

George shows that he cares about Lennie when he says, “I ain’t gonna let em hurt Lennie

“(Steinbeck 95). George wants to save Lennie from a assassinate mob expresses the

heaviness of the relationship between the two men. Even though lennie’s disastrous
death , their brotherhood appends significance and rationale to the lives of both men. In

contrast to the relationship between Lennie and George, Candy conveys his

loneliness when he say’s “I wish somebody’d shoot me if I get old and a cripple.”

(Steinbeck 45)Losing his dog that was his only friendship...

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