Steinbeck Fantasy Essay

Submitted By Jayden-Ha
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Steinbeck Fantasy Essay John Steinbeck was an American novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck developed a biological worldview of mankind, and analyzed his characters as if they were controlled by their environment, instinct, or chance. Steinbeck wrote about the economic and social problems by the countryside class during the Great Depression. In one of Steinbeck's greatest novels Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck illustrates how challenging, cruel, and harsh the life of migrant workers were in Salinas Valley, California. It's a story about two characters with opposite characteristics George Milton, and Lennie Small. Lennie and George share a dream of buying their own piece of land with their own farm and becoming their own bosses of themselves. Lennie's dream is to tend and touch colorful rabbits in the land. Lennie likes to touch soft things like velvet and fur. His dream goes wrong later on in the story when Lennie touches the hair of Curley's wife. He grabs too tightly, she cries out and Lennie accidently kills her in his attempt to silence her. This leads to George killing Lennie to save Lennie from being tortured or dying at Curley's hands. Unlike Lennie George doesn't see their dream as rabbits, instead he sees it as the other way. Their farm will be a safe shelter where George will not worry about Lennie's mistakes. George is a very responsible friend and in the end he even takes