Of Mice and Men is a book about the socially oppressed and about migrant workers. The workers went through a lot of things in this story. There are many themes in this book, which had to do with them.
These themes are violence, nature, loneliness and dreams. Out of these themes I think that loneliness was the most important. However, all the themes played a part in the workers lives. A dream is pictures and ideas a person has in their mind. Dreams are special to people and show how they feel.
George and Lennie were the main characters, who had a dream. George and Lennie have been together for a long time and they talked about their dreams. They both just would like to own a farm with animals and a garden. They dont want to have anyone bossing them around anymore. They just want to be their own boss and do what they want to do. They want to be able to run everything their way and no one elses.
Violence is a force, which is damaging and negative. There were a few characters that experienced violence in this book. The main one was Curley. He always likes to pick fights with bigger guys and cause trouble. He also likes to threaten people about them getting close to his wife. Another person who caused violence was Lennie.
Lennie isnt a violent person he just cant help hurting things. He doesnt mean to cause any of the violence that he puts out. He wouldnt be violent at all if he could just control his strength. Carlson was another person that showed some violence. He kept on pushing Candy about killing his dog. When he ended up killing Candy’s dog it didn’t even bother him he just did it and went on with his life.
Nature is living things like the animals and plants. Nature is a beautiful thing that is being ruined by man. In the book the workers cut down trees and build things with it. They dont care about nature at all they just ruin it. The only person that might have liked nature was Lennie, when he mentioned about living in a cave. Loneliness is when a person feels isolated on the inside, not really important to anyone.
Loneliness is a very big theme in this book. Many of the characters experienced this. This is a very sad thing, which I think no one should have at all. One person that had this was Curleys wife, even if it didnt seem so. She was the only woman on a ranch full of men.
She didnt have anyone to talk to or share her feelings with. She had a husband, but he didnt want to spend time with her and didnt want her spending time with someone else. Another person is Crooks who kept himself away from everybody. There was too much racism going on, so hed rather keep his space. Candy was also a very lonely person. He has no relatives and his only best friend was his dog who was taken away from him by Carlson.
George ended up to be a lonely person in the end. He had Lennie but when he was forced to kill him, he had no one left. The people in this story went through many things. Pretty much every character experienced at least one of these themes.
Violence and loneliness seemed to be big parts in the themes in this story. However, loneliness was the strongest theme in the story and no one should experience it.Words/ Pages : 637 / 24