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pdf È Of Mice and Men ✓ John Steinbeck Some land of their own Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley but their hopes are doomed as Lennie struggling against extreme cruelty misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy becomes a victim of his own strength Tacklin I remember reading this at school at being completely uninterested in the story I remember the teacher droning on about basic plot allegories before we read each section; she would tell us what certain things “meant” before we had even seen them She would explain how this portrays a vital part of American culture and a vital element of human nature All in all we were told what to see in the book before we even began reading Perhaps she should have just let us read it first and see what we took from it before being told how to read it I hated it at the time I hated being told that passages meant certain things when clearly criticism is just speculation This wasn’t effective teaching it was being told how to think She should have prized open our minds and made us engage with it When I approached it again years later I did so with of an open mind I was determined to find in the book than I’d been taught to see And I did Lenny and George naively dream of the farm; they dream of a retreat where they can reside in friendship without having to answer to any master They wouldn’t have to go to work; they can simply work for themselves Running their own farm would mean that they are self sustainable They could grow crops for themselves and choose when they laboured they would be free Well George wants this Lenny just wants a few rabbits to pet The attractiveness of the dream draws in Candy who is very old and very lonely He doesn’t want to end up like his dog put down because of his years He wants someone to protect him and care for him in his advanced years The three become united by this shared dream but it is nothing but fancy “Just like heaven Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’ I read plenty of books out here Nobody never gets to heaven and nobody gets no land It’s just in their head They’re all the time talkin’ about it but it’s jus’ in their head”Indeed the American dream doesn’t exist in this book Only harsh cold reality awaits the protagonists Crooks for all his cruel and understandable bitterness was right in the end The farm is just a dream It is evocative of the loneliness within the human soul and how we will always long for the impossible It’s impossible because there is no sunset over the rainbow Life doesn’t uite work like that People don’t always get what they want The world is a cruel unforgiving place here This is embodied by Lenny; he is vulnerable and emotionally weak He is completely unaware of the vicious strength he possesses He never truly understands the situation He almost walks through the world blind The world he sees is different to that of everyone else’s So this is a story about the outsiders about the unloved and misunderstood This a story about those that long for an alternative to the drudgery of standard human existence but have their expectations cut short This is a story about how we judge people based upon their appearance and how we label them unjustly This is a story that Mary Shelley would have loved a story where a character with an innocent heart is destroyed by the world he should have been accepted byFacebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia

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Of Mice and Men kindle ¼ eBook 9780142000670 Ð dcmdirect ☆ ❰PDF❯ ✎ Of Mice and Men Author John Steinbeck – Dcmdirect.co.uk The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work George and his simple minded friend Lennie hav G universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works achieving success as a novel a Broadway play and three acclaimed fil Sometimes people can do awful things sometimes they mean it and sometimes they don'tIn this novel we learn the story of George and Lennie Two wandering day laborers traveling together; from work to work from trouble to trouble One small and cunning; the other giant and retarded Working from city to city from field to field but always protecting each other A dream pushes them forward work the fields until one day have enough to purchase a small farm of their own A place where George can work the land and Lennie tend the rabbits But there are difficulties Lennie in his brutish innocence tends to get himself into serious problems and often that not bothA short but very memorable read from the famed pulitzer winner John Steinbeck A little 100p novella about the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the cruelties of a sometimes hostile rural world Still remaining East of Eden or The Grapes of Wrath someday One of those very few exceptions where the movie may actually match the book John Steinbeck creates two immortal characters but the movie 1992 gives them a real palpable soul Mainly due to the exceptional performance of John Malkovich and a very remarkable Gary Sinise Brilliant book to film adaptationUntil next time A veces la gente puede hacer cosas terribles a veces lo hacen a propósito y a veces noEn esta novela conocemos la historia de George y Lennie Dos jornaleros errantes viajando juntos; de trabajo en trabajo de problema en problema Uno peueño y astuto otro gigante y retardado Trabajando de ciudad en ciudad de campo en campo pero siempre protegiéndose el uno al otro Un sueño los motiva a seguir juntos trabajar los campos hasta algún día tener lo suficiente para comprar una peueña parcela propia Un lugar donde George pueda trabajar la tierra y Lennie cuidar de los conejos Pero existen dificultades Lennie en su bruta inocencia tiende a meterse en serios aprietos y más ue a menudo a ambosUna lectura corta pero muy memorable del afamado ganador del Pulitzer John Steinbeck Una peueña novella de 100p sobre los fuertes lazos de la amistad y las crueldades en un mundo campestre a veces hostilueda pendiente algún día leer East of Eden yo The Grapes of Wrath Una de esas peueñas excepciones donde la película tal vez supera la obra escrita John Steinbeck crea dos personajes inmortales pero la película 1992 les otorga un alma real Principalmente gracias a las actuación excepcional de John Malkovich y un muy destacado Gary Sinise Brillante adaptación de cineHasta la próxima

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Of Mice and MenThe compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have The title of this novel is only 50% accurate a very poor effort Yes it’s about men but there’s little or nothing about mice in these pages Mice enthusiasts will come away disappointed This got me thinking about other novel titles You would have to say that such books as The Slap The Help The Great Gatsby Gangsta Granny Mrs Dalloway and Hamlet have very good titles because they are all about a slap some help a Gatsby who was really great a no good granny a woman who was married to a guy called Dalloway and a Hamlet I have no problem with those titles But you may be poring over the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird for a long fruitless evening to find any mockingbirds coming to any harm at all Indeed to coin a phrase no mockingbirds were harmed during the making of that book So I rate that title only 5% accurate And some titles seem to have a word missing such as Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four Four what? It doesn’t say Perhaps he completed the book and left the title to the very last minute and died as he was writing it down Same thing with The Crimson Petal and the White White what? Wallpaper? Hat? Cat? Mouse? Mockingbird? Could be The Crimson Petal and the White Gangsta Granny for all we know A poor title And what about The Dharma Bums? I think a Cigarette or You Out is clearly missing from that title Another grossly misleading title is Women in Love I can’t be the only reader who was expecting some strong girl on girl action from DH Lawrence but I would have been better off fast forwarding to the middle part of Mulholland Drive Now that’s what I call Women in Love DH take note Another badly chosen title is Hitler’s Niece yes it is 100% accurate but at first glance it can look like Hitler’s Nice and surely that is going to put off a lot of potential readers except for the readers you really don’t want And what about Call it Sleep? – call what sleep? The Catcher in the Rye The Postman Always Rings Twice Flaubert’s Parrot The Camomile Lawn – sometimes obscure titles can be solved if you understand that the author is referring to Death so the Catcher is Death the Postman is Death the lawn is Death and the Parrot is Death Of course I may have got that wrong It’s something I read somewhere and it just stuck in my mind Some other titles I would give low ratings to The Turn of the Screw completely baffled me – I know that “screw” is what inmates call prison officers so I was expecting a story about a concert put on by the staff of a large correctional institution It was nothing like that The Little Prince according to my system does rate 100% but I still think The Little Faux naif Idiot would have been better The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – actually I rate this as 90% accurate – there are two guys who are named Kavalier and Clay and they do have adventures but they aren’t amazing A Clockwork Orange – this must be a metaphor for “I have given up thinking of a title for my novel” No Name – like A Clockwork Orange this must be where the author couldn’t think of any title so in this case he left it without one like the Byrds’ album Untitled or by Sigur Ros or several paintings by De Kooning and those other abstract expressionist types; but to call a novel No Name is self defeating because No Name then becomes its name – epic fail Mr Collins The Violent Bear it Away this is another example of a word missing possibly took or dragged I expect that's the sort of thing a violent bear would do I’m surprised the publisher did not catch this error