And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. After this killing, Lennie flees from the ranch. Dreams are one way to combat their loneliness of their situation. Lennie was one of the social outcast, but he is a special case among the persecuted. In effect, the ranch and the people on it can be thought of as a microcosm of American society because it reflects the loneliness, the prejudice, and the different aspects of society of the time. Even worse than being old, Candy is missing a hand. I have also learnt how hard life was on the ranch and what caused the difficulties.
He killed the dog eventhogh he knew how much Candy loved his dog. When the economy bottomed out, and thirteen million people lost their jobs, among the first to go were blacks and the unskilled. George, however, is so overcome with remorse that he cannot scold Lennie but must save him from Curley's cruelty. The reader learns that they are on their way to a ranch to work. They never stay in one place long enough to form permanent relationships. Having no real friends makes life dull, dark and lonely. Their behavior strikes the boss as suspicious, and he asks why George feels the need to take such good care of his companion.
Crooks is an essential character if Steinbeck wanted to point out racial discrimination in his microcosm. Curley finds out it was Lennie who killed his wife, and goes out with all the employees to find Lennie. This could simply mean that Candy is merely another worker in the ranch and is not of a high position within the hierarchy. He adds to the feeling of a harsh environment that won't be friendly and welcoming. The book is about human rights. 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. They treated him badly and used him for entertainment.
Steinbeck wrote 'Of Mice and Men' hoping that future generations would realise the difficulties millions of Americans like himself were facing. He represents the people of power during the Depression. Loneliness was the biggest issue on any ranch. Mae refuses to do so, saying that she has the right to talk to and flirt with whomever she comes across. He also asked Slim for help but Slim ignored him.
Finally, in death, she could find the peace and calm that evaded her when she was alive in the harsh society. Curley's wife begins to scream. He thinks that being as worthless as his old dog, he will too soon be disposed of. But George and Lennie travel together. Maybe he was born that way but that we do not know.
Their dream is all a bit ridiculous. George excitedly believes that, with Candy's money, they can swing the payment for a ranch he knows of; he figures one more month of work will secure the rest of the money they need. Lennie says that they are diff … erent because they look out for each other. George and Lennie were new so Slim asked them to get the food before it finished. This is, after all, the attitude of the men in the ranch. George, who points Curley and the other men in the wrong direction, finds Lennie in the brush where he told him to return at the beginning of the novel.
The truth is nobody understand her. Loneliness is a big theme in Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are set apart from Slim, Crooks and Candy. His role also emphasises the loneliness of life on the ranch which he clearly expresses to Lennie. He is able to discern things about people from more than what he hears, and with what he discerns he can understand them. They meet Candy , the aged, one-handed with his ageing dog he raised since it was a puppy. The setting is almost as small and confined as the plot; it occurs over a period of three days in four specific locations: a wooded area next to the , a bunkhouse on the ranch, the stable hand's room on the ranch, and the main barn on the ranch.
He has very few rights, even compared to Curley's wife, who threatens him. Candy and George find the body and infer Lennie's guilt. Crooks is bookish and likes to keep his room neat, but he has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives. As George and Lennie arrive at the bunkhouse of the ranch, Steinbeck describes the bleak scenery of the bunkhouse. And we also find out that he has a dead mouse in his pocket, which greatly angers George.
He genuinely loves them, but is unable to handle them gently. During the Great Depression, jobs rarely popped up, and they quickly filled at the first opportunity. Dejectedly remembering his place, Crooks retracts his offer. Candy overhears and convinces George and Lennie to let him in on the plan because he has money for a down payment. In transferring the story to the screen, the scripter Eugene Solow eliminated the strong language and forthright profanity. Suzy is in competition with Clara, a lady who runs a rival brothel. George tells Slim that he has Carlson's Luger after he and Candy see Mae's dead body.
He never cared about Candy. They have been dreaming about owning their own farm and all they need to do is make money at their new job. Lennie who has a mental disorder makes it difficult for George to even keep a job. One night, Mae enters the barn in an attempt to talk with Slim. It is set in California at the time of the Great Depression during which the American stock market collapsed leaving the nation in a state of economical disarray. Candy and Crooks are shown as the two major outcasts of the novel. Steinbeck's portrayal of the men's relationship seems minimal, but is in fact monumental.