Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men Essay: A Lonely Novel In the author’s novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck depicts an individual’s life during the Great Depression as a sad, lonely journey, in order for a person to revive and achieve their American Dream. He highlights a person’s desire for companionship throughout the novel. The absence of character’s names in the story is an indicator and also serves as a symbol of the character’s disconnect of the world. The lack of name for two of the ten recurring characters in the novel also represent the misunderstandings of each character and character’s situation. The unnamed characters in this novel are the boss and Curley’s wife.Their worlds only revolve around stereotype, creating alienation around the two characters in the novel. “Well, I think Curley’s married . . . . a tart.” (15). The surface of Curley’s Wife is often portrayed as a sexual object in a man’s point of view, but the content of her character later reveals in the story that she wanted to have some humanity to combat her loneliness.

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