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Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, has brought readers a realistic, morbid tale of two laborers that have found their way to a new ranch, hoping to get a job in order to fulfill their dreams. This novella can be perceived by multiple different people who can find what is most valuable to them through their own personal opinion. For me, I find the friendship in the novella to be of most value gto me. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck introduces that protagonists, George and Lennie, their relationship gives the readers a realistic account of what friendship is. Friendship can be seen in many different instances and in many different people. Friendship is not limited to more than two people. Nor does it have to be seen in two people who are the…show more content…
But in places where man is divided due to hardships, friendships can blossom in the most unexpected places when two people have the same goal in mind. During the Great Depression, the unemployment rates had reached up to 25% in the United States, many farmers were affected by this and packed up their bags to go to California where farmland is there. These farmers went to California with thoughts of a better tomorrow to keep them going. In Scarseth’s essay, he talks about the labor’s that were affected by the Great depression and how their lives were. He compares facts to the novella, Of Mice and men. In his essay he states, “ Just as George and Lennie dream of a better life on their own farm, the Great Plains farmers dreamed of finding a better life in California.”(Scarseth’s, 2). In this situation, it was all men for themselves. Yet somehow this was not the case for George and Lennie. Like Scarseth’s had said, both George, Lennie, and the Great Plains farmers all had dreams of a better future for themselves even though their dreams varied from one another. Because of this, all of these people had common ground amongst them. Though many went on to achieve their dreams on their own terms. George and Lennie worked together however to achieve their dream of owning a farm together. It is in this case where friendship can blossom from a common goal between two
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