Euthanage In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“Of Mice and Men” tells the story of two friends, Lennie and George, that, even though they are completely different, the two never abandon each other, no matter what. This classic book of the novella genre was written by John Steinbeck and originally published in 1937. “Of Mice and Men” has become, according to the American Library Association,one of the “most challenged books of the 21st century” and was banned in many school districts for allegedly containing “racial slurs”, “promoting euthanasia”, and containing vulgar language. This constant censoring, however, has not stopped the book from becoming successful and, during its original publishing in 1937, it received thousands of great reviews; even becoming the book with the greatest and most positive response of its time. Besides, the book is a required reading in many english-speaking schools around the world. There are many themes that are addressed in the book, however, three of them are the “American dream”, coming to terms with broken plans, and friendship. The first theme, the “American dream”, during the 1930s “Great Depression”, was a recurring dream of most people; they dreamed of, one day having money, having their own land, having a family and, consequently, live a comfortable life not having to worry about anything going wrong. Both Lennie and George…show more content…
The book, even with all of the censoring it has received, was able to achieve positive response from notable critics. John Steinbeck’s book was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection and, in a survey by the BBC in UK, it was number 52 on a list of “the nation’s most loved novel”. The novella is, obviously not famous for nothing, the inumerous themes it carries include the following: the “American dream”, coming to terms with broken plans, and friendship. “Of Mice and Men” is a timeless book that will continue to read by generations to
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