This view was similar to the treatment of the elderly and unproductive, also read the context of. Lennie accidentally scared a girl and he and George had to leave Weed, and they had to go get new jobs Attell. This loneliness due to isolation and intolerance is found in the characters of Candy, because he is old and useless;… 1451 Words 6 Pages John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. A negative effect of George was that he loses his best friend. So how does Steinbeck present mental disability? George and Lennie are not like any other men in this time period 1930s , they travel together.
What do critics from the literary world have to say about Steinbeck's writings? At the start of the novel he had a different way of living and outlook on life than he did towards the end. By saying this, George is letting the readers and Lennie know that he has two American dreams, and one is easier than the other. For any criminal justice system committed to protecting the Lennies of the world against the heigbtened risk of being found guilty of crimes they did not commit, these procedures are a necessary beginning. Each share a common dream , this keeps them motivated and encourages them to look out for eachothers backs in case of trouble. This illness caused him to not know the true meanings or understandings of death.
Just after he has broken Curley's hand you would not feel any sympathy towards Lennie, it is not until he shows his regret and remorse about the incident that it shows his timid and childlike side again. But he is a character whom Steinbeck sets up for disaster, a character whose innocence only seems to ensure his inevitable destruction. George is the small, quick-witted one, and Lennie is the big, slow, dumb and extremely strong one. Steinbeck had a very strong feeling in all his writings that we must try to take care of our fellow human beings with compassion, and that it is not always so easy or rewarding to do the right thing. When a child makes ripples in a wave they get excited and even feel deserving of some sort of reward for figuring out how to do it, but Lennie is a grown man.
We never know his history — his so-called Aunt Clara took him in and raised him. However, many of these facilities were 'self-sufficient' through the labour of the residents themselves. That said… this is a history essay in entirety, with minor references to the text. When they can me here I wish somebody'd shoot me. I suppose that some opposition comes from the book where George often says that Lennie is a nuisance, and he got stuck with him because of an auntie of Lennie's.
If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. A lack of self-determination to those with mental retardation is just another one of the numerous deprivations, unfortunately challenged towards these persons. She is all alone in the secluded world of the ranch. It is obvious that both George and Lennie depend on each other especially Lennie on George. She yelled for help and he wanted her to shut up so he killed her. George was a small and wiry man who travels with and cares for Lennie.
The Nazi party took up the notion of the genetic inferiority of such peoples and used it as their way to encourage persecution and the enforced labour of anyone they decided was not fit to breed. Three meals a day, appropriate care. A strong point, enforced through many examples in the book, is the constant ability of the stronger to overcome the weaker. He was less interested in birds with blue feet or peas and more interested in humans. There wouldn't be no more runnin 'round the country and gettin' fed by a jap cook. GradeSaver, 30 November 2008 Web. George gets angry at Lennie for accidentally getting them in trouble and says he should leave and how easier his life would be without Lennie Hart.
Carrie had a child, but was not married. But I am sure Steinbeck meant not to convey that trying to help others is pointless, but more that we must, no matter what may happen. The love they have for each other, the feelings they have, and the dreams they look forward to accomplish together is just so priceless. At the same time, they know that they need friendships because that is what formed them to be who they are today. Men were often sterilised, especially if their behaviour was seen as aggressive or they showed signs of criminal behaviours. When Candy makes their goals possible, George gets his hands on the details such as the location of their ranch, their work hours so that they can pay for the ranch, and how they will have to avoid being publicized so that they will be able to work for the next month. An example of this can be found when Lennie discovers that he is not related to George.
The people were poor and jobless it was hard for the people to make money during this time. Although genetics is a new science, and genetic engineering is certainly not a theme of the novel, there are social issues here that are interesting for a reader to understand. How far was it from becoming reality. Closing In this day and age the idea of mentally ill people is still an embaressment to most. So just how did they determine those not fit to reproduce? But how would Lennie fare today--not in Steinbeck's fictional Depression-era America, but in the twenty-first century and in our current criminal justice system? George and Lennie are in every instance 'mates'.