Themes In Minnie And George's Of Mice And Men

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Theme is defined as the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person 's thoughts, or an exhibition; or a topic. There were many themes throughout Of Mice and Men. Some of the main themes throughout are Friendship and Loneliness, dreams, women, and strength and weakness. Some people may say that two of the biggest themes are Friendship and Loneliness and strength and weaknesses.
Dreams. “Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men, enveloped by the grayness and desperation of their lives, seek a glimmer of sunshine in dreams.” (eNotes, 2015) Throughout the book, the readers read about Lennie and George 's dream of owning a house on a few acres of land with animals and no one but themselves to listen to. When George talks about the house
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George dreams of not having to answer to anyone like he does working at the ranch, he wants to be out on his own and not take orders from anyone but himself. To George, the thought of having a farm to take care of is freedom, independence and to be able to be a “somebody”. To Lennie it means being able to feel safe and not have to worry about getting into trouble all the time. The farm is also a safe place to Lennie and George. After Candy’s dog died he filled the gap of nothingness by sharing Lennie and George 's dream of owning a house to call home. “For Crooks, the little farm will be a place where he can have self-respect, acceptance, and security.” (Cliffsnotes, 2015) When Crooks gets wind of the dream he thinks …show more content…
After its death, Candy struggles against loneliness by sharing in George and Lennie 's dream.” (Cliffsnotes, 2015) Loneliness took it 's toll on most of the characters in the book, Lennie, George, Candy, Curley 's Wife, Crooks, and Curley. “Since Lennie cannot think as quickly as the other men, he is often set aside and isolated from them.” (World Of Teaching, 2015) Lennie feels like he has no one to talk to because he feels like no one could understand him but George but George is normally busy doing other things to talk to him anymore. “George 's taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm are attempts to break the pattern of loneliness that is part of the human condition.” (Cliffsnotes, 2015) In chapter three there were a lot of triggers that helped set the theme of loneliness into place. George feels lonely because he feels that Lennie is too slow to understand an adult conversation so he has had no one to talk to until we went to the ranch to work. He soon befriended Slim and has been able to confide in him everything that he has always wanted to say. When Candy 's dog died that was a major turning point in the theme of loneliness. Candy 's best friend was his dog. He 's had his dog ever since he was a little pup. Candy raised that dog and that was his only family throughout the great depression. Even though Candy loved that dog he never realized that he was old and that he stunk and was

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