Analysis of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Essay

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Analysis of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The story Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck in the year of 1937, during this time the great depression had taken place. Also from 1930 till 1945 this was when World War 2 had taken place amounts of 12 to 15 million people were unemployed they were more poor people on the streets than ever before as with the combination of the hungry and the homeless due to the war and the stock market crash making 15,000 banks close in the period of a couple of years. The story line of the story is about two migrant workers who are George Milton he travels from farm to farm alongside his childhood type friend Lenny Small who is mentally disabled. George is
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Lenny is totally incapable of making decisions for himself and has to rely on George to take his actions.

The living conditions in the ranch were horrible and the workers were considered to be slaves at the ranch. They were all kept in different bunk houses. George complains as well when he says “what the hell kind of beds you giving us here, we don’t want know pants rabbits.” When he complained about the beds he meant what kind of rubbish beds are you giving us to sleep on. The working conditions of what George and Lenny had to go through were extremely difficult because of getting shifted from ranch to ranch and having to sleep on hay which would have been very uncomfortable. Also this was a great depression not only because of moving around but because you would also have to be on your own and there was no point in trying to make friends because you wouldn’t know if you were going to get transferred to a new ranch the next day.

In the story Of Mice and Men George says “we migrant workers are the loneliest guys in the world, we got no family and we don’t belong in no place.” George is implying that there is no hope of friendship or happiness for migrant workers and that those who work as migrant workers are those who have no family. How ever in most cases people would move from ranch to
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