Comparison Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The book Of Mice and Men is set in the Salinas Valley during the Great Depression, at that time, America’s economy has a breakdown. However, there still has a lot of people are chasing for their American dream, but most of them failed. The main characters in John Steinbeck’s book are described as those dreamers, and Steinbeck uses those vivid examples to insinuate the former society. In regards to the issue of either keeping the book on the high school reading list or deleting it as required reading, I believe students should read it. Because this book is able to provides a real society to students, teaches students real lessons in life and shows the importance of dream and friendship. Firstly, by describing the main characters in the book, …show more content…
On one hand, generally people will discriminate the people who are different from them. According to the author, “Crooks, the negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn” (P66). An examination of this quote reveals Crooks is a black man who lived alone, because of the racism. He might be a dream chaser before, but after gets the attacks from people again and again, he gives up, and believes there is no more dream’s existence. People also don’t like Lennie and Curley’s wife, just because Lennie likes to touch the soft things and Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch, she’s not even able to find someone to talk, that’s also a discrimination to women’s right. Throughout the whole book, Curley’s wife has no name, it further shows how the discrimination works in this society, she acts like an item that belongs to Curley. On the other hand, by analyzing the main characters in this book, it shows how important dream and friendship are. Dream can be a goal that lead people to keep fighting for the remainings of life. Without dreams, life can be a reel of disperse sand. Same as the old Candy, by the moment he loses his dog, he loses his hope to live at the same time. But after he heard about Lennie and George’s plan about their dream, he wants to join it, the flame of hope burns up again. Also for the reason why friendship is important,