The Grapes Of Wrath And Of Mice And Men

1644 Words Oct 15th, 2014 7 Pages
Jarvis Johnson
Research Paper John Steinbeck is an American author of 27 books, widely known for award winning novels, The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men; Steinbeck is also a Nobel Prize winning of Literature. Steinbeck’s writing expresses realistic and creative thoughts, combining as they do compassionate comedy (through Lennie) and intense social perception with their surrounding national culture. John Steinbeck, “Of mice and Men”, Printed in 1937, articulating a tale of characters, George Milton and Lennie Small, two exiled migrant ranch workers in pursuit of new work openings throughout the Great Depression in California, United States. George Milton, the smarter and much more ordinary person out of the two, and Lennie, who is controlled by his abundance of strength but very little mental capacity, set off to Soledad, California to acquire their dreams of settling down on a private owned piece of land and raise farm animals. The reasons behind Lennie and George’s previous migration is because of Lennie’s uncontrollable strength and urge to stroke soft things, resulting to charges of rape towards a women when he would not let go of her dress. Steinbeck then, creates a cast of characters to not only benefit, but also destroy their path to their dream. The two men find work and eventually potential problems when the superintendent of the farm’s son, Curly, choose to become enemies with Lennie over his flirtatious wife; Curly’s wife had her dreams of being a movie…
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