In the excerpt, Moore discusses how the novella Of Mice and Men lends itself to a stage production. Who would you cast as George?
They are bottom of the social ladder, being ranch workers, and travel from location to location in search for employment. They, like many other characters in the novella, had an American Dream.
This is the idea of independence, owning your own plot of land and not having to work again. However, in reality, this dream was rarely achieved by such men. Steinbeck opens the book with a vivid description of the surrounding area. Steinbeck has chosen this to hint at one of the main themes in the book.
This quotation shows how there had once been a human presence in the area but now it is isolated. When George and Lennie eventually enter the scene, they are walking one behind the other, showing how they are even isolated amongst themselves.
Although they are wearing the same clothes which shows there are connected but, yet, isolated. Lennie is a strong and powerful man; this is shown in the similes that the author has used.
Whereas George is a not as physically strong but has more intelligence. Conversely, Lennie has a very low intelligent quotient; therefore he is dependent on George to help him in everyway possible.
Lennie needs George to survive. Travelling together means that Lennie and George are very close but they have more of a parent and child relationship.
George has to help Lennie in every situation and, sometimes, loses his control. George subconsciously knows that it is highly unlikely that they will ever achieve this dream. This is linked to the symbolic imagery of the dove that is seen whistling over the water.
This bears peaceful connotations and is similar to when Jesus Christ is baptised in the River Jordan.
Once George and Lennie entered the bunkhouse the reader meets most of the main characters, such as Slim and Curley. The bunkhouse, itself, is described in great detail. This shows how transitory the workers stay was, how they had no real place to stay and nobody to live with.
Also, the bunkhouse is in stark contrast to what the men have and what they dream of and see in their western magazines. In addition, in the bunkhouse there is talk of an unknown figure trying to keep some unknown respect and dignity.
She talks of how a man once told her she could make it in the acting business. This is most definitely a lie but she believes her mum prevented her from having this dream by stealing her letter. Another example of dreams is that of Crooks.
He is isolated from the rest of the workers in that he is a Negro, and he is referred to as nigger.For a moment the place was lifeless, and then two men emerged from the path and came into the opening by the green pool.
They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one. Loneliness and Lenny in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - The Great Depression was a period in the ’s when America was in a state of economic collapse.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other. Love is an echo in the feelings of a unity subsisting between two persons which is founded both on likeness and on complementary differences.
~ Felix Adler. “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why.” ― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men. The high rates of sexual assault among people with intellectual disabilities can make romantic relationships difficult.
One class aims to teach them about healthy relationships and sexuality. John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Smalls, two migrant ranch workers in Salinas, California. Published in and set during the Great Depression of the s, Of Mice and Men explores the themes of loneliness and isolation.