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

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In the literary work Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck,the reader is introduced into the depression era where this takes place.This set takes place in the Depression era where everybody is out of a job , the bank crashes , the Stock market crashes. Every man is struggling, trying to find work. Steinbeck teaches the reader about the struggle of working hard for their dreams, having hope, and never giving up. A prime example of this is George, who tells his dream and creates dreams for other people such as Candy and Lennie his close companion. George is a very unique main character and has a very compassionate personality; he has a dream, shares it, and gives hope to others in the story. George learns an important lesson, but gradually changes from giving hope to others to taking hope away instead.

Early in the story, George and Lennie run away from the town of Weed due to Lennie presumedly killing someone(albeit probably an accident). It was every man for himself, yet George stays with Lennie and helps him through all the trouble he makes, such as hiding him. Because George helps Lennie escape all the time, George is constantly giving Lennie a chance of surviving in their world, hoping to see the end of the Depression Era with Lennie and living off the fat of the land, which they constantly hope to establish, yet never realize by the end.
"O.K. Someday—we 're gonna get the jack together and we 're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an ' a cow and some pigs…
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