Aunt Clara 'Of Mice and Men'?
in the end when Lennie has his mental breakdown she appears before him. in this incident she represents his conscience.
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Of Mice and Men is the novel written by John Steinbeck . The title of the novel is taken from a Scottish poem 'To a Mouse ' by Robert Burns.
Aunt Clara is Lennie's aunt. She isn't in the story because she isalready dead, but she is referred to by both Lennie and Georgethroughout the novel.
Takes place around 1930's. It's about 2 guys. George & Lenny. Lenny is a big guy & he's mental, but people then just thought he was dumb since back then they didn't know that stuff. George is taking care of him becase Lenny's Aunt Clara died. Lenny got kicked out of Weed, a town because he touched a… girl's dress, and she told people he was trying to rape her, so they had to get out. (Lenny didn't know it was a bad thing). They come along a job thing. Like a barn type thing? & they are working there to fullfill their dream of owning a farm. later on in the book (nothing is really important in the middle.) Lenny accidently kills Curley's wife, (Boss's son's wife. Curley's wife is her name.) On accident. He shook her. & George had to kill him before the other guys did. Its a really good book & I just read it in English. Man vs. man: Lenny vs. Curley (fight) Man vs. society: Crooks, (African American) Man Vs. Man: George killing Lenny, Hands shook, nervous. Man Vs. Nature: Dust bowl. ( Full Answer )
Marion Lorne , who also appeared in the Graduate and in Alfred Hitchcocks Stranger on a Train. She won an Emmy for her role as Aunt Clara.
Someone has probably point out to you that the title comes from Robbie Burns' poem "To a Mouse" (If you haven't read it, it's here: http://www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translations/554.htm ), where mice and people are compared, in that both make plans but do not control the outcome. Furthermore, …as you go through the book, you'll notice Lennie's fascination with small animals, including mice. He genuinely loves them, but is unable to handle them gently. In one scene, he accidentally kills a mouse. This foreshadows a murder later on in the book - the mouse and the person have died in the same way, and both deaths were equally inevitable. To add to that, the line in Robert Burn's "To a Mouse" : "The best laid plans of mice and men/ are often gone astray." Besides for the actual words for the title actually coming from this line in the poem, in the poem, the mouse is described as laboring over creating a perfect nest, only to have it destroyed by a bird, causing the mouse to rebuild the nest. The poem is depicting perfectly the idea of carefully prepared plans that people or animals make often don't work out. This idea is shown in the book through George and Lennie's dream being shattered. Unrealistic as it may be in George's eyes, the dream is still something to hope and plan for, as he and Lennie had been doing for a long time. Unfortunately, this plan does not work out in the end. ( Full Answer )
Of Mice And Men is about 2 men who go and look for work during the great depression. It shows how hard it was to get a job. Lennie who has a mental disorder makes it difficult for George to even keep a job. It was written by John Steinbeck in 1937, and is a story about two characters who are talk…ing as they walk along looking for work. The main character is Lennie Small. He is mentally disabled but no-one knows why. Maybe he was born that way but that we do not know. The other is George Milton. He is the smart one of them both. As they walk, Lennie asks George if they could buy a house together, with a farm. George agrees. We also learn that Lennie likes to pet soft animals, such as mice and puppies, which he often kills by mistake! And we also find out that he has a dead mouse in his pocket, which greatly angers George. George throws it across the river. Two other main characters are the boss's son, Curley, and Curley's wife (It's a shame no one knew her name.) George warns Lennie to keep away from both of them. Two days later we find Lennie alone in a barn, with a puppy he had accidentally killed. Curley's wife comes in. Lennie starts stroking her hair, but in a little struggle he breaks her neck by accident (killing her) as he doesn't know his own strength. Curley finds out it was Lennie who killed his wife, and goes out with all the employees to find Lennie. George stays at work but he knows where Lennie would go, so he takes a handgun he had secretly stolen from Carlson and goes to find Lennie, by the banks of the Salinas River. He finds Lennie and calms him down, but Lennie asks loads of questions about the house they are going to buy together. George tells Lennie to look the other way. Lennie always does what George tells him. As Lennie is looking away, George pulls out the gun and shoots Lennie, his friend, in the back of the head, killing him instantly. At the sound of the gun, the men come running. Curley, Carlson and Slim see that Lennie is dead, and all know that it was George who did it. George tells them that Lennie had the stolen gun, and that he, George, had gotten it away from him and then killed him. Slim, a very friendly and wise ranch-hand, gets close to George and whispers to him "You hadda, George. I swear you hadda, Come on with me." and they go off to get a drink together. As Carlson and Curley watch Slim lead George away, Carlson says to Curley ... ----Whilst the story is about characters living during the American depression, the title of the book provides the clue to the over-riding 'message' of the story, that "the best laid plans of Mice and Men often turn out ugly", a line from Robert Burns poignant poem 'To A Mouse On turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough' (1785) * For a copy of this poem, see Related links below this box ( Full Answer )
It's an allusion to a line from the poem "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns: "The best schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley". This means that the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. This is a very cynical statement, saying that nothing is ever easily done, or plans never will work out.
Lennies love for soft things, take the dead mouse he had in the very beginning of the novel. It's not hard to understand.
He likes the softness of their fur, just how he likes the fur on the puppy or how he imagines the rabbits
They have the day off they can do whatever they want...although they usually play poker.
Lennie's name. Lennie Small. He's not small in the book; he's muscular and has a big build. Curley's wife's dream. She wants fame and wealth and luxury, but the society is, depressed and bankrupt. Hardly a fitting dream of the dream, although cinema was increasing in popularity at the time.
Carlson - A ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy's old, smelly dog. He convinces Candy to put the dog out of its misery. When Candy finally agrees, Carlson promises to execute the task without causing the animal any suffering. Later, George uses Carlson's gun to shoot Lennie.
Responsibility and love. Does George or any else have the right to kill Lennie? http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/mice2.html
The title is taken from 'To A Mouse', a poem by Robert Burns. It's on the following link. http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/toamouse.htm
Curley constantly has to look for his wife around the ranch, as she often does not stay in their house where he expects her to be. She refuses to fit into the typical stereotype of a housewife, and often disobeys her husband. Curley and his wife have a loveless marriage, as Curley just treats her as… a possession. Curley would be upset and humiliated at having to always looks for his wife, because the novel is set in a patriarchal society (men are the dominant gender) and he would expect his wife to obey him. Another reason why Curley might be upset is because his hand is broken by Lennie who acts in self-defense when Curley launches an unprovoked attack on him. Curley's broken hand makes his dream of becoming a famous boxer seem very unlikely. It could also be argued that Curley is upset when his wife is killed, because she belonged to him. However, he is not portrayed as being upset, as his reaction to his wife's murder is to track down and kill Lennie, the man who accidently murdered her, as revenege. ( Full Answer )
Lennie does die in 'Of Mice and Men', he is killed in the 6th (final chapter) by his friend George. George shoots him in the 'brush' which is also featured in the first chapter, in order to prevent Lennie from being lynched by Curley and his mob, or locked up in a prison cell.
candy is old, has one hand and an old dog who is killed at some point in the story. he is seen as useless.
He was showing how the weak ones were outcasted. He wants people to stand up to that, and wants to evoke this feeling when George wrongly kills Lennie.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, Suzy is the owner of a brothel which the ranch workers visit when they receive their monthly wages. Suzy is in competition with Clara, a lady who runs a rival brothel. However, the ranch workers in Of Mice and Men prefer Suzy's place because she has a good sense of humo…ur. ( Full Answer )
There's a poem by Robert Burns... The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! (The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!) Robert Burns. .
If you mean about the poem it was written by Robert Burns from his poem 'To a Mouse'.
He represents the role of black people in society in California in 1937 (during the depression). He has very few rights, even compared to Curley's wife, who threatens him. His role also emphasises the loneliness of life on the ranch which he clearly expresses to Lennie. Also, the shattering of dream…s, since he says "Hundreds of them [people]... every one of 'em's got a piece of land in his head. An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it." ( Full Answer )
Women are an accesory to men. For example in when curley told his wife to leave and go back to the house she replied no you are not on control of me, but then she left, because he was the ruler of her.
in the beginning before they camp out for the night they stop by a body of still water. Lennie sticks his face in it and drinks it.
This book is vulgar, offensive, and racist. There's a lot of violence. A lot of cursing, and there's racism everywhere throughout the book.
Carslon is the ranch hand. He also shoots Candy's dog out of its misery in the beg of the book.
Lennie is a Christ figure in that his love is so powerful, it overwhelms. He is a compassionate man who would never purposely harm a fly, but he is so much stronger than everyone else he cannot help himself. The stroke of a hand meant to express love to a rabbit kills the small creature. Curley's wi…fe, drawn to Lennie both sexually and emotionally, ends up lifeless on the barn floor. ( Full Answer )
One of the main themes in Of Mice and Men is 'loneliness and isolation'. On a large scale, the ranch itself is very isolated, and the only link that the ranch workers have to the outside world are magazines. Certain characters in the novel are also lonely. Crooks is the black stable buck. When the n…ovel was written, there was still racism. This is reflected in the book, as Crooks sleeps in the barn and not the bunkhouse with the other men. ( Full Answer )
Nobody. It was Lennie and Curley that fought. Also, Curley started the fight. Crooks did not get into a fight with anyone, in the story. there was no particular fight more off a threat to crook when all the people had went out and curly s wife was left with all the other people who are also foresh…adowed. Curley's wife comes by on the pretence of looking for Curley (she is always "looking" for Curley) Crooks tells her to leave. Curley's wife turns vicious and threatens to accuse Crooks of rape. For Crooks, the punishment would mean certain death. Crooks, Candy and Lennie were sharing the idea of the dream with each other when Curley's wife invites herself in. She is cruel to each of them and mocks their idea of getting a farm together- 'If you had two bits in the worl', why you'd be gettin' two shots of corn with it and sucking the bottom of the glass. I know you guys.' Her insults anger Crooks, and he finds the courage to face up to her. She is able to crush him quickly, however, with the threat of a lynching- 'I could get you strung up in a tree so easy it ain't even funny.' ( Full Answer )
Of Mice and Men it is a quote from Robert Burns's poem To a Mouse, on Turning up her nest with a Plough: "The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft agley, " Which may be translated as "the best laid plans of mice and men often go askew" It could be argued that all of the characters… can, to some extent, be likened to the mice in this poem as they all have dreams which will never come true ("go askew"). For example; . Curley dreams of being a boxer, but this dream is shattered when Lennie breaks his hand. . Curley's wife dreams of being a movie star, but this dream is shattered when she marries Curley. . Crooks dreams of having friends, but this will never happen because of the racism in 1930s America. . George and Lennie dream of owning their own land, but this will not happen as it is an unrealistic dream. All of the characters are like mice in that they are all controlled by something bigger than them; as mice are controlled by men, so the characters are controlled by the social and economic circumstances in the Great Depression, which led to a huge increase in the number of "lonely" itinerant workers. Steinbeck's theme of determinism reflects this point. ( Full Answer )
The audience can hardly see as it is dark and the picture of thetrain is coming in and out of focus. George emerges from the shadowlooking pensive, his eyes penetrating, staring as if he is in deepthought; he is also looking very upset. This makes the audiencewonder why? Then there is a cut to the s…cene. This indicates thatthe rest of the film is a flashback. ( Full Answer )
George had Lennie think of his Aunt Clara, the land, and the rabbits as a way to get Lennie to be thinking his happiest thoughts in his final hours before George shoots him as an easy death so Curley couldn't get to him first.
I think it was Harry Baker who wrote the book NOT John Steinbeck, so get it right next time Please!!! _________________________________________________________________ Who ever wrote ^ this above me is a retard. It was John Steinbeck you dumbshit, you're disrespecting the educated society by sayi…ng that. ( Full Answer )
Different names for Of Mice and Men could include: The Dreams Of Reality, Troubles Of Two Men, Dreams and Reality, Two Men Having Friendships, Friendships. etc. Hope these titles helped!!
the poem by Robert burns called To A Mouse is about a mouse's house getting ploughed over and it shows that mice aren't given much thought, as there is always a higher power controlling what goes on, but for humans it is also the same. the higher power for human beings is fate as no matter how po…werful that person is, they cannot control their fate. in the book of mice and men, mice are not referred to in this way (only mentioned when Lennie has them) but the ranchworkers in the novel are at the mercy of the higher power of the great depression, and as there were so many people looking for jobs, the ranchworkers were replaceable as there were plenty more. Also they are alike because if a lot of mice work together then they can get a lot done but if there is only one, not a lot gets accomplished, same with rancheworkers. if the majority agrees with something, the minority are ignored, in the case with candy's dog. carlson wants to shoot the dog but candy doesn't. carslon gets backup from the other guys and candy is outnumbered so therefore, has to give in. hope this helps! ( Full Answer )
because he acts like a child and is mentally challenged. he also isbigger and stronger than the others
examples of ambiguity in Of Mice and Men: George shouting at Lennie about the ketchup, George telling us how he wants to get away from Lennie and just spend his money in a cat house etc, Curley's wife, and how she doesn't have a voice really, and that she is treated as being more of an object than… anything else, and also how she i presented as being a tart in the book towards the men, and saying how she is jail bait etc, yet we know she is just a young girl who wants to be no longer lonely. i had this question for my coursework, i hated it. ( Full Answer )
They are two men were traveling from Weed, California and they are traveling to Soledad, California to get to their new job.
Boss' son, mean, hates tall guys, wore a hand-glove full of vaseline, always ready to fight with anyone, arrogant.
One example of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men is when Lennie breaks his puppy's neck at the beginning of chapter 5. Later in the chapter, he accidentally breaks Curley's wife's neck as well. The death of the puppy foreshadows the death of Curley's wife.
The poem 'To a mouse' is written by Robert Burns. The title of the novel 'Of mice and men' comes from the poem
It depends on the terms. Take crooks, he was dark skinned, and treated lower in class than that of the others, he was just the 'stable buck'. All men were seemingly treated with higher regards than Curley's wife, clearly she owned no power, despite her husband being Curley, and his dad is 'The… Boss'. I guess the only authority she has, is the fact that Curley would attempt to hurt someone if they 'touched his wife'. Other than Crooks, men were treated reasonably equally in Of Mice and Men. Take Lenny for instance he gets shot at the end for doing something that he did know he was doing. He was mentally ill and killed curley's wife and got shot for killing her when he didnt even know that he done it. ( Full Answer )
Of Mice And Men is a story of the extrodinary friendship between two workers at the time of Great Depression in America.(1930's)
They died because lennie would pet them to roughly by squeezing their heads but he wasnt trying to.
she is lennies aunt who died which is why george is taking care of him hope this helps
The men in the ranch ar every lonely & on their own. Their looking for a place to just survive.
GEORGE OBVIOUSLY! WHO ELSE? HE'S LIKE THE MAIN CHARACTER! How can u no who Aunt Clara is but not that George and Lennie have always been together. Lol! =)
yes, because he likes to pet soft things. this is the reason why they left weed because lennie tried to pet the girl's dress!
In Lennie's younger years, Aunt Claria gave him many mice. But,since Lennie's aggression to pets cause death, Aunt Claria decidedto give him nothing. His mind was just like a kid.
The cowardice in all humans who avoid 'dangerous' situations,whether it be religious, political or morality & ethics orsocial.