1: Getting Back To Nature | “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller
2: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
3: In the mid-30's, George and Lennie set out for a ranch in California. After getting run out of Weed, they need a nice steady job. The ranch was Los Gatos Ranch, South of Soledad, California. George was hoping to get some money so that he and Lennie could live happily in their own house.
4: Lennie is George’s friend and constant companion, who is mentally retarded and highly dependent on George. He suffers from a child’s mentality within a giant’s body. He is innocent and forgetful like a child. He is also attracted to small, soft things because of his child-like, gentle nature. Unfortunately, he often harms the things he loves accidentally. As a huge man with heavy arms and powerful hands, he does not know or understand his own strength. Because he cannot control himself, he is constantly getting himself, and George, into trouble. At the ranch, he accidentally kills Curley's wife. He runs to a predetermined hiding spot and awaits George. George comes and shoots Lennie in the back of the head. He believes it is the only way to save him from certain torture.
6: George is the protagonist and one of the two main characters in Of Mice and Men. A compassionate, kind, responsible, patient, and understanding man, he faithfully watches out for Lennie, his retarded friend and constant companion. When Lennie gets into trouble, George always helps him find a solution or get away. George is also shown to be a thinking person. He knows he must discipline Lennie in order to help him, and he is often seen telling Lennie what he has done wrong and what he must do to improve. He is also a planner, telling Lennie where he should go if there is trouble on the ranch. He also works hard to make the dream of owing a ten-acre farm become a reality. Unlike the other ranch hands that squander their money on women and drink, George refuses to spend a dime frivolously, saving everything to make the dream come true. He wants to buy the farm so that he and Lennie can live there, free from problems and constraints caused by society.
8: Always a New Adventure
9: “I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.”~Rosalia de Castro | George and Lennie's relationship is completely unique. They always travel together which makes friendship a prominent theme in the story. They live on the ranch and work until Lennie has conflict with Curley's wife. He accidentally killed her and immediately knows that any hope of him ever living with George in their fantasized home was gone. George came to the hiding place, knowing several people were coming to torture Lennie. George told Lennie to look away and talks to him and makes him feel ok. He then makes the supreme decision and shoots Lennie in the head. This ends his constant burden, but will haunt George forever.