Book Analysis Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men book analysis Argyri John Steinbeck uses the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ to portray life in the Great Depression Era. The novel tells a story about two men George and Lennie, and their struggles as migrant workers. George cares for Lennie as a he is mentally challenged, this is a burden on George because this is unwanted responsibility and it takes away his freedom to live a normal life. Being mentally challenged in 1930s was not widely accepted by society. This essay will analyse how Steinbeck represents his ideological agenda through his characters. In this analysis will talk about how the failure of the American dream, isolation and loneliness, importance of friendships and other challenges faced throughout the 1930s. The American dream became a bigger deal as it was rare and took harder to come across in the 1930s. For many the dream all American’s had bound to fail and unfeasible. Much of the society didn’t have any hope anymore for the American dream as some people watch many men lose fail to achieve their goal. ““Well,” said George, “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof.”” [pg.16] This quote can be easily referred to the hardships of families during the great depression and how many wanted to much out of their dream. This can be implied to that
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