Critical Response Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men is a book by John Steinbeck that takes place in the 1930s at a ranch in Soledad, Alabama. The 1930s was a tough time because of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. There were many migrant workers and people searching for companions. Migrant workers are people who travel from place to place trying to earn money. In the book, George and Lennie travel together to ranches, Lennie is mentally disabled with gigantism. He doesn 't know how to control his actions and his grip strength crushes things uncontrollably. In the 1930s, people with disabilities were not treated equally and they were often taken advantage of. For example, Curley, the owner of the ranch 's son often takes advantage of Lennie and tries to pick fights with Lennie and Lennie doesn 't know how to respond. Lennie and George strive to try to reach the American Dream, they want to own their own farm and Lennie wants to tend the rabbits. In this book, there is lots of prejudice towards minorities because of the time they were in. Crooks, who is a colored man, is an outcast in society because he is colored and he is all alone looking for a companion. Scarseth 's reviews of the book were all positive and he had lots of good points about the book and he explained what good writing was. Thomas Scarseth 's detailed responses were correct about Of Mice and Men because of the evidence from the text about characters, plot, themes, and symbols. Thomas Scarseth provides very positive quotes about Of Mice

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