Themes in of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

There are lots of styles in Of mice and guys by John Steinbeck. There is the style of brotherhood and relationship. Lennie and George against all chances are close friends, brothers in a way.

They look after each other in various methods. George looks after Lennie and attempts to keep him out of trouble which is an extremely uphill struggle however one which he takes on nonetheless. Without him Lennie has actually noone and probably wouldn’t last long, even if he went and lived in a cavern. And George does get something from Lennie– he gets companionship their relationship is what sets them apart from the other guys that deals with cattle ranches. An’ why? Since … due to the fact that I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, which’s why”. Without their friendship there would be no book. You get to read a lot about how George and Lennie interact with each other. Segregation is also in the book. There is the obvious one: Criminals the negro steady buck is distinguished from the others because he is black, he isn’t even permitted to sleep in the exact same bunkhouse as the other cattle ranch employees. However others in the story are distinguished from the group as a whole. Curley’s partner is overlooked by everyone, the only woman on the cattle ranch and she has noone to talk with.

There is a lot of prejudice towards the 2 abovementioned characters. Other characters whom individuals feel bias against are Lennie, for his impairment and Sweet, who like his pet is getting old and will quickly have outlived his effectiveness. Another theme present is the among innocence. Lennie has the mind of a little kid, he is extremely innocent and naive. He doesn’t understand what he’s doing the majority of the time. How can he be guilty of a criminal offense when he hasn’t done anything harmful on function? He doesn’t know his own strength. He does not know much at all. One thing he does understand is that George watches out for him and he is really devoted towards him.

In the outsider’s chapter he gets extremely agitated when Criminals implies that something might have occurred to George in town. It’s interesting that he is so loyal to George however that he can’t remember his Auntie Clara, someone really associated to him by blood and that looked after him for a long time. There is a fair amount of violence in the book. A few of it is intentional, Curley attempting to pick a fight with Lennie, the ranch hands pursuing Lennie at the end of the novel all intent on causing discomfort and/or killing him. The one who causes the most pain and a lot of death though is Lennie however he barely realises it.

He shatters Curley’s hand, eliminates all the animals he gets and also Curley’s other half. However isolation is absolutely the biggest style in the book since everybody in the story suffers from it. The farm hands going from cattle ranch to ranch on their own George speak about their solitude currently in the very first chapter, Curley’s spouse trapped on a ranch with a lot of men who will not talk to her since they risk getting into problem with Curley, Crooks who is erupted by everybody, Candy is alone after they shoot his dog who was the only continuous companion in his life. All these characters confess that they are lonesome.

The only individuals that aren’t alone are George and Lennie so it is quite unfortunate that he has to shoot Lennie, which may be the very best for Lennie at the time however after that George joins the ranks of lonesome ranch hands travelling on their own. Except he has actually understood companionship so he will always know what he’s missing; the other men have never ever had anybody they were that near to so they do not comprehend his pain after he shots Lennie. This is obvious in the last sentence uttered by Carlson watching George and Slim leave together. “Now what the hell ya expect is eatin’ them two people? “