Monday, May 16, 2011

More writting for class 4/5

In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck there are two main characters named George and Lennie. They are very different from each other and the similar making the bond between them stronger. George and Lennie are similar because they are both related to Aunt Clara. They also care about each other deeply if something would happen to the other they would defend the other with all their might. This is shown when Crook tells Lennie hypothetically what if something bad happened to George and Lennie got all upset and started demanding "wheres George?" It's also shown when George is the one killing Lennie instead of letting someone else do it to eliminate as much pain as possible. They also both want there own land to live on together. But they are different because Lennie has special needs and George doesn't. Lennie constantly needs to be touching things and doesn't realize when his doing something wrong till he's done. But because of Lennie's differences George has someone to care for someone to look out for rather then thinking about himself and spending it all on the whore houses and drinking. pg 11. And Lennie has someone he can call a friend. In the novel there is a foreshadowing about Candy and his dog and what would happen to Lennie in the future. In this foreshadowing it tells about how Candy's dog was old and was in pain from being alive so Carlson wanted Candy to kill it but Candy didn't want to because he has had it since it was a pup. So Candy suggests shooting it in the back of the head so it won't know whats coming, but Candy refuses and lets Carlson do it himself. By the end of the book it was Georges turn to do what Carlson did to Lennie because Lennie was proving to be a threat to society. George could've choose to let someone else do it like Candy, but he didn't because he wanted to make it as painless as possible and he wanted Lennie to die with a happy memory. He does this by telling Lennie to look out at the lake and think about the ranch there going to get with the rabbits. Lennie like an obedient dog listens and does what he's told and Lennie shoots him in the back of the head to make it as painless as possible because he rather do that then let a lynch mob go after Lennie or for Lennie to spend the rest of his life in jail. When in reality Lennie didn't mean to kill Curly's wife and George had faith in Lennie till the end this is shown when George tells Candy "Lennie never done it in meanness, All the time he done bad things, but he never done one of em' mean."pg 95

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