Steinbeck Essay, Research Paper
The book I read was Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of
Mice and Men is a great book. It shows how loving somebody so
much could also mean doing anything for them, even murder them.
Best friends George and Lenny travel around looking for
work, only so they can get money so they can have there own farm
and a house on a nice huge size piece of land. They finally find a
good job were they can make some money but, unfortunately Lenny
messes up and gets George kicked out of the town. So they go
somewhere else on the other side of town and they get back in a job
but, Lenny messes up again. While Lenny was talking to the job
owner?s wife his wife asked him to fell her dress. Lenny liked her
dress because of the way it felt. But when she asked him to stop he
wouldn?t so she started to scream. Lenny did not want her to scream
so he covered her mouth thinking she would stop screaming. What
happened was he killed her by suffocation. Lenny freaked so he
put her body in the trashcan trying to hide it. When the owner
found the body him and his friends formed a mob and were going
to find Lenny and kill him brutally. When Lenny found out he ran
away to the place were George told him to go if he ever got in
trouble. So when everybody went looking for him George already
knew where he was. When George found him he had a gun.
George turned him around slowly and told him the story about the
land, the farm, and the rabbits of all colors. In a split second Lenny
was laying face down in the sand. George had killed him.
The two main characters are George and Lenny. George is the
discipline of the crew. Kind of like a father to figure you might say.
Lenny on the other hand has a mental status that the two never talk
about because of Lenny. He may have the mental status and all but,
He loves to have fun.
Of Mice and Men takes place in Salinas, California during the
Great depression. Steinbeck described it as a hot calm place, with
Weeds and corn field all over. Almost like an old western.
The theme of this book really is about love. This book shows
How you can love someone so much you would even take his or her life.
Not just take their life because you don?t love them or what ever,
But to save them from a mob of men out to torture and kill them. A
decision like the one George had to make is one of those once and a
life time things that come to some people, and only sometimes.
Leone and George are two men who don?t want much in life
But, a farm and each other so they can live off the fatta the land.
This farm will consist of rabbits and only rabbits of all colors.
Although this dream for them never comes true they, were on there
Way to it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes non-fiction book that
talk about life and friends.