Analysis Of Of Mice And Men

1132 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Max Nesins
Mrs. Thompson
HSE 1; Period 3
November 3, 2015 Analysis of Of Mice and Men.
During the 1930’s Great Depression, author, John Steinbeck (1902-1968) wrote many books regarding the difficulties and tragedies that struck farmers who strived to make a living in a rural, and destitute California. One intriguing novel that exhibits his common themes is Of Mice and Men. People similar to Lennie, strive to achieve their dream in America, the land of unlimited potential, despite the depression, and Lennie labors towards having his own place to reside in, a place where he can call home. Steinbeck 's story of George and Lennie 's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, sacrifice, and having the hope for a dream pushes one forward. Ultimately, Lennie, the mentally handicapped giant who makes George 's dream of owning his own ranch worthwhile, ironically becomes the greatest obstacle to achieving that dream. John Steinbeck illustrates that a dream doesn 't become reality through a lack of effort; it takes determination and hard work. That illustrates how having the hope for a dream pushes one forward.
John Steinbeck uses characterization to illustrate how having the hope for a dream pushes one forward. Lennie firmly believes in his dream even before he dies.
George raised the gun and listened to the voices.
Lenn begged, “Le’s do it now. Le’s get that place now.”…

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