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  • Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

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    it was not uncommon to become morosely secluded while working. Men would go far away from their families in search of any jobs they could get, with only themselves to confide in; colleagues only filling in the void of friends and family partially. Naturally, John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, written during this period, would reflect this fact as a major aspect of the story. Loneliness would become the sinew of Of Mice and Men, manifested in some of the story’s main characters: Candy, Crooks

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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    Introduction: I. Background A. John Steinbeck was born on February 27th, 1902 in Salinas, California. 1. Salinas River was one of the few centers for shipping, farming, and agriculture a. John Steinbeck worked as an employed laborer, digging canals and working beside men similar to characters in his novels. 2. In a discussion John Steinbeck said, "I worked in the same country that the story is laid in. The characters are composites to a certain extent. Lennie was a real person. He's in an insane

  • 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

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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    this expression to stress the fact that there are and will be difficulties in life. John Steinbeck, in his novella Of Mice and Men, does not fall short of the same views. It takes place in the year 1937, a period associated with the Great Depression, and illustrates the hardships of the time, and more so those that laborers such as George and Lennie experience. Life proves to be full of disappointments for both men who are victims of harsh circumstances in more ways than one. The two have a dream to

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    Of Mice and Men, it is not just a band! Of Mice and Men was originally a short novel written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s. Regardless of the shortness in length, though, it is a rather deep and emotional book with quite a few messages behind the fictional storyline. These messages, however, cannot be discovered right off the bat. To genuinely absorb the messages Steinbeck teaches and actually understand the meaning behind them, one must read the book in its entirety. Steinbeck educates readers

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck, is set near the Salinas River in California, America during the Great Depression between 1930-1939. The Great Depression was a distressing time in the history of America as the unemployment rate was high which in turn led to poverty and hunger. During this time, many struggled to find work and this steered them to travel long distances, often without having anyone to talk to. Dreams were crafted by this travelling workforce and were something

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    Of Mice and Men is a tragedy And The Pearl is a parable. Author 's Name John Steinbeck -Title of Work #1: Of Mice and Men -Genre: Tragedy -Evidence of Genre (explain what makes the work an example of the genre): Tragedy is a branch of literature that uses a serious and dignified style the sad or unfortunate events encountered or caused by a heroic individual. In Of Mice and Men George and Lennie face a lot of tragic events. -Complete Summary of Work: Of Mice and Men is the

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    “Of Mice and Men” is a novella written by John Steinbeck in the 1930’s and he used the line from an 18th Century poem by Robert Burns as the title of the story. “Of Mice and Men” (“OMaM”) as a title foreshadows the idea portrayed by Burns in his poem “To a mouse” because in this poem the mouse’s house was destroyed in an accidental mistake which implies dreams being shattered and depression along with death following as a result. Loneliness is a key theme in this book which outlines the harsh life

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    John Steinbeck 's novella, “Of Mice and Men”, set in California in the early to mid-1930s during the Great Depression is a microcosm. The novella tells the story of two itinerant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who are in search of a new job and looking for new opportunities as they move from ranch to ranch. It focuses on the barbaric relationships the men on the ranch including George and Lennie start to develop with each other as the novella progresses. The novella shows the importance

  • Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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    The novella, ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck explores the lives of the working class in the United States during the Great Depression. Steinbeck has created complex characters to support the strong and powerful themes he explores throughout the novella. During this time period, the working class men experienced many troubles and learnt to survive on only the bare minimum. These men were lonely, unable to find love companions. Steinbeck has conveyed that dissimilar characters can form