Of Mice and men Brittany Kinkelo

The American Dream

George and Lennie are different from other ranchers because they dream of colored rabbits and that just isn't real. Lennie comes off as mentally challenged and acts like a child, but George takes care him the best way he can. George is a good hard working man and does anything he puts his mind to, can also be rude at times. The description of the farm, represents George and Lennie's American dream.

The Setting

The bunk house is a large rectangular building, the walls are whitewashed and the floors unpainted. In three walls there are small square windows, and then on the fourth wall there is a solid door with a wooden hatch. There are eight bunks, five of them made and three unmade. Above the bunks are apple boxes with the opening forward so you could use them as a shelve. Theres a stove on one wall with the stovepipe going right up in the middle of the room, then a square table used to play cards on. This has no relation to the setting in chapter one because it takes place outside by a river bank. George lies about his relationship to Lennie because he doesn't want the boss asking him why takes care of a grown man. This setting could suggest that the ranch life is going to be pretty packed and that they could have problems with some of the people on the ranch.


My initial impressions of Curley are that he thinks he can walk over everyone and that he can fight anyone who crosses his path. I believe Curley picks a fight with Lennie because Lennie is bigger than him and he wanted to show him that he's not scared of him. George tells Lennie to leave Curley alone that he is nothing but trouble. I think this is good advice because if something were to happen they would lose their jobs due to Curley being the boss's son, and Lennie could also get very hurt.


The first character that comes off as lonely is Lennie. I believe he's lonely because he kept that dead mouse in his pocket and pet it the whole time because he left like he was alone. He kept petting this mouse so he would know it was still there. The other character that comes off as lonely is Curley's wife. She's lonely because she is the only girl on the ranch and has no one to talk to. So she flirts with the men so she has someone to talk to; which just end up pushing them away. I feel as if Lennie had more contact with people or even gotten a small dog, that he wouldn't be as lonely as he is now. I also feel that if there were more women on the ranch Curley's wife wouldn't be so lonely and if her husband showed some attention every now and then.

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