Of Mice And Men Essay

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Of Mice And Men

The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ reveal life in the 1930’s. A time very diverse to ours. Steinback, the author of this novel wrote about various issues such as lifestyle of the travelling ranchmen, loneliness, friendship, the American dream, racism and sexism. The book is about two migrant labourers, George Milton and Lennie Small in
California. Together they have a dream to save up enough to own a farm where George is his own boss and Lennie can have animal to feed and pet. But the failure of their dream is followed by many ironic twists. In this essay, I will be discussing the main issues Steinback raised through the novel about that lifestyle that revolved around ranchmen in the early 1930’s.

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He describes how the working men at the ranch felt in the novel. To the working men in the ranch, the relationship between Lennie and George seemed very unusual to them clearly showing the aloneness at the ranch between the men. He also uses Candy to illustrate loneliness by showing how lonely Candy gets after his dog was shot. Another character was Curly’s wife. She was shown lonely simply by saying she was the only woman on the ranch resulting her to make countless efforts of trying to make freinds with the working men.

Right from the start of the novel, Lennie and George’s dream was made very clear to the reader. Their dream was to save money to buy their own ranch. They never accomplished this dream because George spent a lot of money on gambling and alcohol. Whereas Lennie was childlike and money or anything else did not bother him at all. Living a nomadic life was another reason behind their failure. They were never settled as they were always looking for a better job. Lifestyle like that made them very selfish because they didn’t get paid enough. Lennie gets out of control towards the end of the novel and kills Curley’s wife while
‘petting’ her unintentionally which was another reason for the failure of their dream. George and Lennie’s struggle for their little American dream is best summed up by crooks when he says “seen hundreds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same damn thing in

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