A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the great depression they are an unlikely pair: george is small and quick and dark of face lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child yet they have formed a family , clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation laborers in. George and lennie are said to be an unlikely pair george is seen as the leader between the two he is â“small and quick, dark of face, with restless, eyes and sharp, strong steinbeck had abandoned the romantic view of mankind s occupying a special place in nature or that man is guided towards special ends he did. Dreams the theme of dreams is introduced at the start of the book through george's description to lennie of the farm that they hope one day to own together analysis crooks' comments remind the reader of how george and lennie's dream is not unusual for men like them: many others are also dreaming of a better life.
I think george is far too hard on lennie throughout the novel, and a better person wouldn't scare or hurt a friend with difficulties like lennie has i just can't understand how anyone could say something like, if it weren't for you, i could have things so easy to someone they are supposed to care about words.
Indeed candy and his dog come off as an old timer version of the younger duo just as lennie is an incredible worker, so too candy's dog was once the best damn sheep dog i ever saw (49) and just as the other men cannot understand the bond that keeps an apparently hale and clever man like george yoked to the. Among these throngs of men we meet george milton & lennie small, an unlikely pair with a dream of a better life george is a guardian & big brother to lennie and lennie is a constant & loyal companion to george they arrive a few miles south of soledad where they find work, and for the first time, a real chance at a better.
As george discloses to slim, the incident that sealed the bond between the duo came when he told his utterly compliant friend to jump in the rushing sacramento river and was then forced to save the huge man from drowning lennie furnishes george with an object for his own lower-case ennoblement george also uses. In the novella, steinbeck illustrates lennie as mentally challenged this disability causes many troubles for the unlikely pair on their path to the american dream in the novella, steinbeck uses the characters of george and lennie and the symbol of candy's dog to develop the theme that powerlessness can lead to a lack of.
George and lennie, an unlikely pair of migrant workers in california during the great depression, grasp for their american dream they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence for george and lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own when they land jobs on a.
An unlikely pair, george and lennie, two migrant workers in california during the great depression, grasp for their american dream they hustle work when they are an unlikely pair: george is “small and quick and dark of face” lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child yet they have formed a. Many migrant workers shared in dreaming of a better future but had nobody to share it with as everyman was for himself, making george and lennie's relationship a rare occurrence towards the end of the first chapter, george tells lennie that if he gets in trouble he should go and hide in the brush until george comes for.
The two grew up as neighbors and george took lennie as a travel and work companion when lennie's aunt clara died george says that whit also laughs about curley's trouble keeping tabs on his wife, who appears eager to spend time with every man on the ranch aside from her husband on cue.