Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men Essay John Steinbeck once said, “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us”. In his novella, Of Mice and Men, two men go on an unexpected journey in search for their dream of happiness. There are many themes that come from their journey such as, the gilded American dream, the bond of male friendships, the power of women and femininity, and racism.
Of Mice and Men takes place in America in the 1930 's during the Great Depression. Reality had set in and the American Dream was no more. It was during this time that many farmers thought a new life in California farming was their last hope to be successful. Steinbeck 's characters, George and Lennie traveled from town to town, trying to achieve their American dream. The two traveled together in the novella in search for jobs. Although they have many differences, they were best friends and share a common goal. Their main goal was to "get the jack together,” purchase a few acres of land they can call their own, "an ' live off the fatta the lan '" (Steinbeck pg. 14). Their plan was to own a small humble home, where they could work for themselves and be free from the torment of society. Although not an extravagant dream, George and Lennie’s dream was impossible to achieve because of Lennie’s disability. Being mentally disabled, Lennie was always getting himself in

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