Of Mice And Men Analysis

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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…show more content…
This idea heavily talks about the suggestion that isolation played a role in how many people perceived others. Crooks a black man working on the same ranch as George and Lennie can effortlessly compare what George says in this statement. Black folks weren’t very socially accepted back then this meant that it was normal to be leaving crooks do to work by himself and making him not share a room with the other men. This concept of isolation and loneliness can also relate to Curley’s wife, who is seen as being very lonely with no friends and Curley as the only family she has but is always working. As Steinbeck states. “I get lonely,” she said. “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?” [pg.98] Analyse this
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