Analyzing The Great Depression In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Mice And Men The great depression was caused by a number of things including overproduction of goods by companies into an economy that already had enough problems as is. With the stock market and inequalities in wealth, the author of the mice and men was influence/was influenced by racism, the great depression and We can see that by not only the way they refer to african americans by “nigger”. Also the way the author depicted the towns it kind of made me think this is how towns in the great depression were. Mice and Men not only shows racism but you can tell in what was the great depression influenced the writers reading. This book is sad and also depressing because of what happens towards the end. I will show you how the great depression, racism, discrimination influenced the writer in writing the book. First and Foremost, The …show more content…

"An' why? Because...because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." This quote shows friendship the most. Friendship is one of the most important things throughout the book in the book George and Lennie are very good friends and they need each other to survive in such a bad area and jump from job to job "'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.'” The reason lennie says that is because he has George and he doesn't need anyone else . If George didn't have Lennie he would be lonely and same goes for Lennie. Without George Lennie would not be able to get a job because of his disabilities and he wouldn't be able to keep Lennie to not do anything stupid. Loyalty is also another big trait that both characters hold dear to them because they need each other to survive again Lennie without George he is nothing and would have nowhere to go. Loyalty and Friendship go a long way in this book and in real

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