Topics: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Novella Pages: 2 (694 words) Published: December 19, 2012
Of Mice and Men Distrust
Thousands of men, women and children are dying because of a human created bloodthirsty demon, war. Imagine a life without any war, a world where all can cooperate as one with each other. Most would say “You ol’ hag, you live in yo own fairytale dream world” if you told them that life with no war is achievable. But in many ways, if everyone could trust one another and if everybody was trustworthy, peace in our world is in grasp. John Steinbeck, the author of the novel Of Mice and Men, realizes the severity of distrust and the possibility of peace and wants his novel’s readers to become aware of this. To do that, he incorporates distrust into his novel as one of the main themes. Steinbeck's story opens with George and Lennie, the two main character, near a pool of lush clearing. In this novel distrust is introduced with Lennie saying ' "I Ain,t gonna say nothin'... I Ain,t gonna say nothin'... I Ain,t gonna say nothin'..." ‘ (7), distrust later progresses beyond this inferred distrust from the reader but into doubts, suspicion and skepticism between men. This distrust between men becomes a growing problem in the novel. When George and Lennie arrive at the new ranch, they meet Slim, the "the prince of the ranch" ( )who is the jerkline skinner. Slim feels that too many people are supicious of each other' "Ain’t many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other" ' (35)The boss on the other hand, feels distust toward people ' "All right. But don’t try to put nothing over... Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy, i just like to know what your intererest is" '( ) ,this quote gives the reader automatically gives the reader an insight of what distrust will be like in the story. As the story, climbs to the climax, George and Lennie, the two main characters of the novel meet Curley, and his distrusted wife. The reader learns that almost all the...
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