Essay On Homelessness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Have you ever had to experience homelessness? Have you ever felt alone with no hope left? During the novel Lennie was one of the main characters. He was one of the most important people in the novel. Both him and George were homeless, they had no money and no way of transportation other than walking. Lennie was a young man who was very tall and much bigger than George, they travelled together with no transportation and no home. Lennie was always feeling alone and as if George never really listened to him. Most of the time Lennie was scared that he would mess up something and George would get mad. All that Lennie wanted in life was to have his dream come true and to tend the rabbits. “But you ain’t gonna get in no trouble, because if you do, I won’t let you tend the rabbits” (16)…show more content…
This was one of the worse economic crisis in U.S history. It began in 1929 and ended in 1941. In the photograph of this older women she is laying down on the ground and only has one bag and a blanket on her. The clothing and the face of the women are dirty. She is on the sidewalk sleeping while everyone is busy around her. She’s alone and seems as if she has no family around her, she’s homeless. This lady is sleeping outside on the ground with no one around to help her. This photograph really brings in strong feelings about how this lady is doing mentally. Being homeless with no family isn't easy. This women has probably gone through a lot and the one thing she needs the most is family to support her. Like Lennie, the old women also seems desperate and in despair. They have lost almost everything they have. The Great Depression was not only a big change in history but it changed people as well, especially having to experience homelessness. Many people died and many got very ill. It was one of the biggest crisis in America and it took time to rebuild what we
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