Film Poster for the 1939 film The was in 1939, two years after the publication of the novella, and starred as Lennie, with as George, and was directed by. Crooks, the black stable buck, Dreams of equality but the racial attitude of others destroys his dream. Crooks's barrier results from being barred from the bunkhouse by restraining him to the ; his bitterness is partially broken, however, through Lennie's ignorance. I ain't so crippled I can't work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to. But he has his reasons: he doesn't actually want to be staying in cathouses and pool rooms and hotels and the bottom of whisky bottles.
The death of Lennie causes an impact on George in that he now has no one to be with. During the 1930's depression hit the states. Along with being strong, Lennie is very defending as well. George and Lennie are in every instance 'mates'. The loneliness of Curley's wife is upheld by Curley's jealousy, which causes all the ranch hands to avoid her. Why, I could stay in a cathouse all night.
Throughout the story, Lennie and George need each other and look out for one another no matter what. When Candy heard about George and Lennie's plan he jumped at the chance because it would fulfil all his needs and wants. As you read in the book, Of Mice and Men , many times Lennie will pick up a mouse dead or alive a pet it. It was during this time that many migrant workers moved their family west in s. He killed a ranch foreman. When the Wall Street Crash took place, this was when the banks went bankrupt due to stocks and shares and overproduction of goods. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the loneliness of California ranch life in the early 1930's.
George and Lennie share an American Dream of owning a farm together. Train of thoughts, images, or fancies passing through mind during sleep; Conscious indulgence of fancy, reverie, thing of dream-like beauty, charm, goodness, etc. He then and kills Lennie, with Curley, Slim, and Carlson arriving seconds after. Sinise also played George in the film, and the role of Lennie was played by. He had the dev … eloped brain of a small child, giving him limited knowledge. This lets the reader know from a very early stage in the book that George is different, and probably the essential character.
Since they cannot do so, the real danger of Lennie's mental handicap comes to the fore. His American Dream was to have every colored person have a fair chance in life. Candy is very vulnerable because he knows that if he doesn t leave he will soon be let go. He murdered a girl and even though Lennie didn't understand what hedid, he would have to answer for her death it isn't like the miceor the puppy that could just be replaced. It is in this setting that the novel reveals that the main theme is death and loss.
An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it. In fact, he's not very nice to Lennie at all. Let's contextualize this, Shmoopers: when George kills Lennie, it's a kind of , or mercy killing. By saying this, George is letting the readers and Lennie know that he has two American dreams, and one is easier than the other. She has no function, except to be a foil — and a danger to Lennie.
On his own, George knows that the farm is just a silly dream, like imagining that you're going to live in a Malibu mansion someday. Usually mothers are the one who have that kind of sense. Get a gallon of whisky, or set in a pool room and play cards or shoot pool… An' whatta I got … I got you! The two work hand and hand. What is the American Dream? This can be proven both by the trust Lennie, who is symbolically the American Dream, places in George, and by the way Lennie needs George to succeed. George is a reasonably intelligent, hardworking ranchman. How is their dream representative of the dreams of migrant workers in the 1930's? George is a reasonably intelligent, hardworking ranchman. George on the other hand, needs Lennie for a purpose in life.
Steinbeck's characters are often powerless, due to intellectual, economic, and social circumstances. They travel around together, which gives people different impressions. For Lennie, George, and Crooks their dreams were harder to reach. Crooks is black and therefore faces all of the racial prejudice. But by the end of the story, Steinbeck reveals that dreams can be as poisonous as they are beneficial. It was nominated for four. The relationship between George and Lennie is like parent and child.