Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' Of Mice And Men '

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Name Danny Rubinstein

Of Mice and Men
9th Grade Summer Reading

Before returning to school, you will need to read Of Mice and Men. The following questions will guide your reading and prepare you for the quiz, discussions and related assignments. You may use this packet for the quiz. A TYPED PAPER COPY of this packet must be turned in to your teacher on the first day of school.
Before Reading
Section 1: Background research Use the Internet to find information about the author and about the setting for the novel and the context in which he wrote it. Make sure to put quotation marks around direct quotations and to cite your sources!
About the life and work of John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck is an author who wrote books mostly about social and economic dysfunctions. Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. As a young man, his summers were spent working on ranches, often with migrant workers. There he was exposed to the difficult and emotionally grueling aspects of migrant life. His experience helped shape his overall view on human nature and society in general, which inspired him to base the setting of Of Mice and Men on these aspects. Regarding education, Steinbeck went to Stanford University to study English Literature. There, he gained the resources and skills that ultimately allowed him to write and publish such a simple yet symbolic novel. He was later awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing. ( (

About California migrant
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