The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two men who go looking for a job during the Great Depression. The men go through a lot to get where they end up with a lot of trouble and work. George is smart, thin and small while Lennie is his exact opposite.Through out the book there are multiple themes; the most important one is the worth of a life the characters have to question this throughout the book. When you're of a different race or origin, you don’t seem to be as important or have as much say as others do. This is shown with the character Crooks in the book. He's an African American stable keeper. Compared to everyone else, he has the most education despite the fact he has to stay separate from the others. While Curley's wife has more power than him. She can threaten him “You know what I could do? Yes ma’am. Well you keep your…I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny”(80-81). So the one with no name can get him killed by just saying a single word. This happens not because of his education, but because of his race. Nobody really pays attention to what Crooks says because of his race. Whenever it's something simple or an order, he isn't allowed to say anything about it or complain. Just as he said himself while talking to Lennie one night, “This is just a *** talkin’ an’ a busted-back ***...It don’t make no difference, no difference”(71). Crooks can’t talk to anybody about his life or how he feels because nobody will take the time to listen. When he talks, people don’t listen because he’s not ‘important’. It's as easy as saying a single word and a life is over. That is a worth of a life for a man like Crooks during the Great Depression. Lennie's life doesn’t really mean much its as easy as pulling a trigger than its gone forever during the time of the Great Depression. When Lennie got in trouble for hurting people they never were quite sure what to do except run. When Lennie really hurts the ‘tart’, Slim the god
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Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
famous book in 1937 by the name of “Of Mice And Men” .This book is a story about 2 male adults by the name of George and Lennie, Lennie however is child-like. George is devoted to Lennie because Lennie is immature and behaves like an 3 year old. John Steinbeck explains that George and Lennie move from place to place in search of a new job that would make their dream come true.The following essay will be about: who the loneliest characters in the book “Of Mice and Men”.
Curley’s wife is a…
In the novel, “Of Mice and Men”, there are many objects of symbolism. Throughout the book, there is symbolism through people, animals and objects. These symbols create a deeper meaning, and a better understanding to the themes present in the novel. The mice, rabbits, dogs, Curley’s wife, and even George and Lennie’s dream farm represent symbolism for the duration of the book.
The literary critic, A Teachable Good Book: Of Mice and Men, argues that “the characters, too, are simple yet significant…
Of mice and men
The story “of mice and men” by John Steinbeck is about the great depression times. Times when people worked eleven hours or more. Back when people hustle work when possible, people lived on a hand to mouth life.
When Lennie was kicked out of weed, Lennie and George went a few miles south where there are green hillsides, golden sands in the sunlight, and warm waters. George and Lennie worked in a field bucking barley under the hot sun. This area had plenty of sunshine but…
Pre-AP English II
21 October 2012
Of Mice and Men
Every writer reveals their novel’s characters in different ways. Authors decide to show the characteristics of characters through either indirect or direct characterization. John Steinbeck wrote the famous book Of Mice and Men which is one of American literature’s tragic stories. Steinbeck does a good job in using indirect characterization to describe George Milton in his book Of Mice and Men. I would like touch on the subject of George Milton…
Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis
Everyone at some point in their life has been or knows someone who has experienced loneliness. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author Mr. Steinbeck incorporates many different themes. A major theme is how loneliness affects everyone is some type of way wether it is one of our main characters in George, a female in Curley's wife, or some one of a different race in Crooks. This comes to show loneliness affects everyone regardless of age, sex,…
In the book Of Mice and Men loneliness is a major theme. Loneliness is when somebody has nobody to talk to and all by himself. You can be surrounded by people and be lonely or have nobody around and be lonely. In Of Mice and Men there is a lot of loneliness. Almost every character has a bit of loneliness in them. In the novel a few of the characters that are lonely are Curley’s wife, Crooks and Candy.
One of the characters that displayed loneliness was Candy. Candy’s dog was killed and the dog…
English- Control Assessment
‘Of Mice and Men’
Of Mice and Men is a short novel written by the author John Steinbeck, in which he explores the themes of friendship and loneliness. Following the lives of the 1930s ranch workers, and the hope of achieving the ‘American Dream’ and how events can conspire against the realization of ones dreams. For, Steinbeck’s characters, the dream of land represents independence and honour, George and…
Of Mice and Men
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"Ain’t many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." (38). Of Mice and Men is a genius book written by John Steinbeck. The book itself has many themes. This paper is going to focus on loneliness. Steinbeck does a good job showing loneliness among people.
The character Crooks, the stable buck, is lonely. He was black. Because he is black, he doesn’t get to hang out with the other…
Critical Analysis of Mice and Men!
￼Of Mice and Men is a commonly used work of literature due essentially to the form and the issues it raises. John Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, verses contextual description, makes the work accessible to younger readers, as does his use of repeating images. of equal importance is the way in which he throws in the themes of friendship and loneliness. By focusing on a group of loners, Steinbeck highlights the isolation and sense of being different that can seem…