Character vs Society in Of Mice and Men

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Challenging Words: Morosely George stared morosely at the water (Steinbeck 4) Gloomy or in a bad mood.

Droned Lennie droned to to himself softly (Steinbeck 6) Make a continuous low humming sound.

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Weed Oh sure. I remember. In Weed (Steinbeck 6) A wild plant growing where it is not wanted an in competition with cultivated plants.

Summary: It starts off when Lennie and George ae trying to find a job, but on the way Lennie feels thirsty so he drinks water, but river water. George tells him not to drink to much or he will get sick like last time. Lennie is very weird he doesn’t think of what he is doing. Lennie had a dead mouse in his pocket see he does not think before he does something. George took the mouse and threw it across the river. George can lose his temper easily. Lennie gets the mouse again, and George sees a quickly throws it again. Then they talk about the ranch they are going to work at and how they dont want to find weed or they wont take it. George is a really tempered person he has anger issues. A little thing can get him angry.

Conflict: Lennie is drinking water from the river. If he keeps drinking water then he will get sick. George warns him that if he drinks a lot of water then he will get sick. Georges tells Lennie You gonna be sick like you was last night ( Steinbeck 3). Lennie keeps drinking water until George has to use force to move him. And they need Lennie to work.

The other conflict is that the ranch they are going to work at. They dont want to be lonely like the rest of the workers. George says that they people that work at ranches are lonely. George tells Lennie Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world (Steinbeck 15). They dont want to be like the others be lonely do the same thing over and over.

Theme: They are struggling to live. Lennie is drinking water and George losing his temper. How they are acting right now are not going to live very long. And Lennie with his stupidity. George tells Lennie The first thing you know know theyre poundin their tail on some other ranch(Steinbeck 15). They have been from ranch to ranch and dont want to leave this one. If they Leave this one then they have no wear to live. When they have nowhere to live the they cant survive in life. Lennie is probably going to kill himself before life does. George claims that With us it ain’t like that. (Steinbeck 15). He believes that that would not happen to him and Lennie.

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