Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men

In the book, Of Mice and Men, a duo of friends tries to reach their utopia but their dream
is shattered by a man's weak mind. Throughout the book, Lennie and George stick by each
other through hard times and harsh characters. When Lennie was chased by a gang of angry
people, George did the only thing he knew possible to help Lennie escape from these
people. When George shot Lennie, at first I thought that he was being unreasonable. Lennie
could've gone to an asylum or a shelter, but he didn't need to be killed. However, by
killing Lennie, George saved him from the horrible death by the mob and perhaps more from
the reality of their unreachable utopia. I don't know if I could do the same to try to
help a weak friend. If someone dear to me even asked me to kill them to relieve them from
something, I still don't think I could do it. But George showed a kind of courage by
saving Lennie. He let Lennie go to the only reachable utopia he knew that Lennie could
possibly attain: heaven.


I was also very sad when Candy's dreams were shattered. Even Crooks, the old black man,
had a part in this dream of the perfect ranch, but because of one adulterous, flirtatious
woman, his hopes of making something better of himself flew away. I hate it when something
that would do so much good is not possible. If Candy, George, Lennie, and Crooks ever
actually got this utopian ranch, it would make Lennie happy, Candy content, and would give
Crooks something to do other than mope. But because Lennie's feeble mind caused him to
make mistakes, this dream was destroyed. I pity every single person in this book, even
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