Analysis Of Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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The Great Depression for many Americans and migrants was one of the hardest times in history, both economically and emotionally. However, many individuals found there was nothing that was going to stop them from pursuing their hopes and dreams. Author John Steinbeck who was born in the middle of the Great Depression, saw his family go through similar struggles to those being faced by many Americans during this time period. Steinbeck’s experience has allowed him to write many books about what he and his family lived through. Of Mice and Men is one of his novels that shows his point of view on migrant workers. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the sociohistorical context in which the novel is set in order to elaborate on his philosophy of discrimination.
Understanding what John Steinbeck 's life was like can help the reader comprehend why the novel was written. On February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was born, ("John," Biography), his parents John Sr. and Olive had two other girls before John and one girl after him, making John the only boy in the family ("John," Novels). When John entered high school he was, “An average student in most subjects, and excelled in english. He began to write for the school newspaper, El Gabilan, and began to think seriously of becoming a writer” (Steffens 10). Steinbeck attend college classes on and off for six years, but never earned his college degree (Steffens). He was ready for work when, at twenty-seven, he
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