He was born on the 27th of January in Salinas California and died in the 20th of December of heart disease and congestive heart failure at the age of
This is a book about the last hope that two people have, the hope they have put each day of their life in, the hope that leads to desperation and loneliness.
It shows the dream of two people that is ruined, and as they have nothing except this dream after they lose it — everything is senseless. Dreaming and loneliness again Lennie Small, a huge but mentally retarded young man and George Milton, an average guy, are friends that have a common dream they want to achieve.
They try to find it in the ranch of Soledad. Only George and Lennie work hard and are always together, trying to earn money in order to achieve their dream — to buy a ranch of their own in Soledad.
Before they enter the ranch they make a stop at a creek. George says that if Lennie ever gets into any trouble he should run and hide in the creek until George comes to rescue him.
Everything these guys do in the ranch in the Salinas Valley is they strive to survive and to get the least that is possible to get. He has to escape to the creek. What happens to George after that? Something that would have happened to any man, when he understands that there is no hope left.
Him and Lennie working hard every day in order to realize their dream was the last opportunity to LIVE, and not to exist. Desperation… Hurt…and loneliness again. The message of the book The book is very tragic.
Steinbeck focuses much on the ranchers in his novel showing the anger they had for George and Lennie, and the isolation they experienced because of that. A big message delivered through the case of Candy and the old dog becomes the key to novel resolution.
As soon as the dog got old and became useless the rancher suggests Candy to shot the dog. Candy does it, but later thinks that he should have shot himself, too. Candy shot the dog to put it out of the misery it was facing.
The same thing George did to Lennie. The book shows the most important — the incapability of people to escape their fate and thoughts, as people during the Great Depression had nothing but hope and if the hope was gone — everything was gone.
It became more than loneliness…it was a fatality.
It is not just a story of Lennie and George and their loneliness in the world but also a story about all the people during Great Depression and their lonely hopes that never came to life and still they got a little difference: They got no family.
We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us"[Steinbeck ]. Steinbeck does not get into a general analysis of the characters but he reveals them and their attitudes through little things.
And this creates a perfect base for understanding that Lennie was just the way he was and there was nothing to do about it. He was just a man, the same with George.
And the truth is that he believed that they are different: Loneliness was a terrible load in the heart of all these people of that time including Lennie and George. After a long time they get mean.Stienbeck uses his characters to represent themes of the novel, "of mice and men" (first published ) Candy, Crooks, Lennie, George and Curley's wife represent the theme of loneliness.
To stress this theme further, Steinbeck names the nearest town ‘Soledad’ which means 'loneliness' or 'solitude' in Spanish. 4 Powerlessness – All of the characters have a sense of their own lack of power, whether this is over their intellectual, economic or social circumstances.
Soledad means loneliness. Why is this relevant in Of Mice and Men? Of Mice and Men is situated in Soledad which means loneliness in Spanish. In this story, the characters are lonely because although they are all together they all feel very much on their own. Discuss loneliness as a theme in Of Mice and Men.
Consider how the setting, near a town called Soledad, which means solitude in Spanish, reinforces this theme.
Apr 01, · In your response, try to include quotations, zoom in on the language used by Steinbeck, analyse the effect this creates in the reader, and try to link your ideas to the historical, social and cultural context of the novel. words - 9 pages Of Mice and Men Loneliness John Steinbeck My essay will examine key characters on the book 'Of Mice and Men'.
I will mainly write about the key character's types of loneliness'. In this great work of John Steinbeck the book is about different types of loneliness'.