Candy insists that she leave and says proudly that even if she got them fired, they could go off and buy their own place to live. This outsider status causes him to lament his loneliness, but he also delights in seeing the loneliness of others, perhaps because misery loves company. Dreams 2: When Whit brings in the pulp magazine with the letter written by Bill Tenner, the men are all very impressed. Discuss whether she is a sympathetic, or an unsympathetic character, explaining why it is that you see her as you do. But Lennie, due to his naïve nature, doesn't understand any of this. They all wanted a dream.
What Helps Crooks to Achieve His Dream? Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men 1760 Words 5 Pages Of Mice and Men notes Slim: Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s. What is his American Dream? He has a cynical intelligence and a contemptuous demeanor that he uses to prevent others from inevitably excluding him because of his race. It's heartbreaking that if they finally receive their dream, they won't have Lennie with them. The characters are rendered helpless by their isolation, and yet, even at their weakest, they seek to destroy those who are even weaker than they. He is not the descendent of slaves, he tells Lennie, but of landowners.
It is mentione … d in the book that one Christmas on the ranch, Crooks was forced to fight another ranch worker. It is his ticket for feeling useful, and not living off streets once he cannot perform his job as a swamper. Companionship and plentiful food are both parts of Crooks' dream. He is saying that he is lonely and he doesn't like it. As the dream is shared, or heard by more people, the more it seems that together they might make it come true.
Sometimes he gets thinkin', an' he got nothing to tell him what's so an' what ain't so. After George and Candy witnessed the body of the motionless Curley's wife, they realized that Lennie has killed her. He got nothing to measure by. She imagines how great it would be to stay in nice hotels, own lots of beautiful clothes, and have people want to take her photograph. George's character seems to be used by Steinbeck to reflect the major. I seen hundreds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same damn thing in their heads. Lennie kept on going about the rabbits and the land and how George already stored up the money in the bank and Candy mentioned to Lennie on how they could profit some money out of the rabbits, this made Crooks think that this may be a possibility for them to purchase the land and cultivate it.
Like all the others, he wants a place where he can be independent and have some security. Lennie and George have a fairly simple dream: to own a small farm, and be their own bosses, which contrasts with the large factory type farm they are on, where men are treated like machines, which are frequently broken Crooks and Candy , and isolated from each other. Crooks is usually quiet and reserved, but as his character develops in the last half of the book, we learn about his overwhelming loneliness and his dream to change his situation. He would be allowed to spend time with the men, because Lennie and Candy both accept him despite their race difference. What makes all of these dreams typically American is that the dreamers wish for untarnished happiness, for the freedom to follow their own desires. Steinbeck makes us ask whether any dream of financial prosperity should be more important than human life? Crooks isn't really relative to the plot but he is included so that the reader can see how the Great Depression affected African Americans.
Instead, he accepts the fact that he lives with ever-present racial discrimination. There is nothing else wrong with him, except that he is lonely. In this letter Bill Tenner has achieved some of the immortality the other men cannot imagine for themselves. He wishes to be able to have full freedom and be equal to anyone who is white. Maybe one of the reasons he asked if he could work for them is to restore that memory he had working on a farm tending to the animals, picking ripe fruits and veggies. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. Character Analysis Crooks named for his crooked back is the stable hand who works with the ranch horses.
The dream of owning land, called the American dream by some, is what motivates George and Lennie in their work on the ranch. When Crooks begins to pick on Lennie, suggesting George won't come home, we discover the slight mean streak that undoubtedly develops after being alone for so long. During the first couple pages of chapter 4. Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a bindlestiff in the 1920s before the arrival of the Okies he would vividly describe in The Grapes of Wrath , the title is taken from Robert Burns' poem. Crooks undergoes severe racial predjudice throughout the book.
His whole attitude towards everyone in the book including himself in some cases is negative. Crooks becomes so accustomed to his constant isolation, that he is suspicious of any man who suddenly tries to make friends with him. Sometimes these dreams become nightmares because of the hardships that are endured through the trials of life and society. Being lowly ranch hands, they have vision of a better life, where they don't work for anyone but themselves. As you can see, this essay needs work. Dreams, although often cut off are always necessary to keep the hope of people alive to fight against the inadequacies of the economic and social perils of life. He must go on living knowing the failure of their dream, as well as deal with the guilt of having killed his best friend.
Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Migrant worker 2290 Words 6 Pages Novel: Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men examines the idea that the American Dream is a futile ambition. He thinks of himself as a cynic, and immediately sees that George and Lennie's dream of owning a farm will never come about. Ever'body wants a little piece of lan'. The Bunk House- Steinbeck shows the bunk house in many different perspectives. He stands for all who have been discriminated against because of their race. I agree and disagree with Mr. The novel portrays the experiences of migrant workers living on the outer fringes of society through meaningful dialogue from the behaviour of exploited people who were not able to speak up for themselves and of.
The author, , is an English Language and Literature teacher and of ages 10-18 in the British education system. The reader has to decide whether Crooks deserves sympathy, or is just a bitter, cruel 'stable-buck'. He would have no where to go, but if everyone was equal he would not have to worry about any trouble just because he is black. It focuses on the lives of two men, Lennie and George, as they try to fulfill their own American Dream of owning a small farm. They were unaware of the hardships the discriminated would face, which made it hard to make the American dream more than just a dream. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. He use describing words and simile to explain how George's face looks and how it is shaped.