The book Of Mice and Men takes place in salinas valley on a ranch during the great depression. The book mainly focuses on the life of Lennie and george. Lennie and george have known each other for a very long time and they are traveling companions. Lennie has some sort of mental disability and this hinders how him and george earn money and get work. Lennie’s mental disability creates problems for him along with his strength. He does not know his own strength and he has the mental capacity of a child making him dangerous due. He does not mean to cause harm to anything but he does. As it takes place during the great depression there is even more racist and sexism present than there is today. Women and POC* are discriminated against pretty severely. In the book several minorities are dehumanized by being called derogatory names or not being given a name and being reduced to just a man 's wife. The book also does not pass the bechdel test, which shows that in this time period/in this book minorities are not valued.
Of Mice of Men was written by John Steinbeck and was an interpretation of the Great Depression and its effects on the people. The Great Depression is the economic recession and it began on 1929 and lasted till 1939. It was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. Each character represented the person that was affected by the Depression. Lennie represented the mentally disabled, Curley’s Wife represented the women, Crooks represented the black, Candy represented the disable, George represented the average worker, but to an extent and Curley represented the rich.
A dream can be defined as a strong desired goal or purpose that a person has. Many people have a dream that they want to accomplish in life, but never get the chance to do it. People are either too busy with work, a family, or they do not have the money to start their dream. Today people see others accomplish their dreams all the time on TV shows like The Voice, Master Chef, and American Idol. The novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck shows that during the Great Depression dreams were desired, but very hard to attain. Of Mice of Men is an allegory about the Great Depression which follows two men, Lennie and George, who have a dream of owning their own farm with rabbits. The book shows the difficulties Lennie and George faced to
In 1937 in the midst of The Great Depression, John Steinback published ‘Of Mice and Men’. This story introduced two characters by the name of George and Lennie. The two friends travel across California looking for work. In the book, the author portrays Lennie a huge, strong, and slow learning man. With the authors indirect characterization about Lennie, some critics infer that Lennie is forgetful and never intends to hurt anyone. This contributes to the theme because even though Lennie is different than most people, he is still capable of being friends with “normal” people. For example, he is still good friends with George despite their differences.
Of Mice of Men, is a novel about George and Lennie, two ambulatory migrant companions and workers. They traveled through California during the Great Depression, looking for some work opportunities. Besides, the main characters George and Lennie personified the struggles to survive during the Depression. They possesses a strong dream of having their own farm. However, Lennie is mentally disabled, but a physically tough man who travels with George, his best and possibly only friend. Fortunately, they found a job in Soledad, California. However, Lennie 's fascination on the soft things and with beautiful woman threatens to destroy their dreams.
Steinbeck has written ' 'Of Mice And Men ' ' about an adventure of George and Lennie trying to accomplish their American dream 's during the great depression during the 1930 's where thousands of people lost their jobs in the Wall Street Crash making them feel hopeless. George and Lennie come to work at a ranch near Soledad in California. There they meet fellow ranch mates and a woman called Curley 's Wife. In this essay I will focus on how Curley 's Wife 's personality and actions change throughout the novella and who she affect her and other bunkmates throughout the novella.
The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a gripping tale of two men and their lives during the Great Depression. George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers who travel together finding work. They take on a new job “bucking barley” at a ranch in central California for the ranch owner and his son. While working at the ranch they encounter Curley the ranch owner’s son and his wife, a flirtatious woman. The story reaches a climax when Lennie unintentionally kills Curley’s wife and runs back to the Salinas River just as George instructed. Knowing that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife and will be shot by Curley, George rushes to the river to get to Lennie first. The two men talk for a short while, then George silently brings the gun to Lennie’s head and shoots him. Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing effective in this novel.
“‘Well, I ain 't suppose to talk to you or nothing. I get lonely’”(Steinbeck 86-87). that’s all that has to be said to describe why Curley’s wife acts the way she does, and how her life is lived. Also it shows what people say to Curley’s wife when she tries to talk to them, because none of them want trouble with Curley. In Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife is a married woman, who is not loved by her husband, and is really treated like an object on the farm rather than a human being. Curley 's wife is a victim, isn’t talked to by anybody, is in a loveless marriage, and lives a lonely life on the farm.
Throughout literature, women who are characterized as shameless temptresses are often the way they are because of a desperation to break away from society’s oppression of low-class, uneducated females. This is never more true than for Curley’s wife in the fictional novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Through considerate yet concise descriptions of her fantasy of Hollywood stardom, putting down of others, and attention-seeking ways, Curley’s wife is revealed to be a downtrodden female who suffers from her own internal, emotional conflict.
George and Lennie, prominent characters in the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, are migrant workers—men who move from place to place to do seasonal work— who end up in California and are faced with numerous problems. Set in the era of the great depression, the story of Lennie and George, two very different men who have formed a family-like union, takes place on a farm where Lennie struggles to stay out of trouble. Having committed an unintentional, harmful act, Lennie is faces severe consequences; and George must decide to make a necessary decision which changes the mood of the entire novel. By the comparison and contrast of George and Lennie, unique characters who are very different from each other, the reader can better acquaint himself
Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends who were doing their best to survive in an economically challenged world. From dealing with mental issues to monetary issues, main characters George and Lennie find themselves in the midst of hopes and far away dreams as they travel to find work and meaning.
Of Mice and Men takes place on a ranch by the Salinas River on the coast of California during the Great Depression. Lennie Small and George Milton are two migrant workers who travel from job to job together. They have been best friends since they were young, and their traveling together makes them stick out from the crowd of other migrant workers. When George and Lennie arrive at the ranch for their new job, they meet the boss; his son, Curley; Curley’s wife; and Carlson, Slim, and Candy, the other workers on the ranch. Lennie has a very simple, childlike mind, which often gets him into trouble. George ultimately kills Lennie to spare him from the wrath of Curley and his crew. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George was justified to kill Lennie.
Despite being the only female on a ranch full of foul-mouthed men, Curley 's wife exploits both her sexuality and her status to demonstrate power throughout the novel. For instance, when first meeting Curley’s wife she attempts to enhance her body for the new men: “She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward” (31). From Curley’s wife’s actions we learn that since the beginning she finds it necessary to flaunt her body, instead of showing her real personality. Furthermore, she is using her physical attraction to portray an appearance that is automatically seducing in hopes of placing herself above the newly arriving men. After Crooks tells Curley’s wife to get out of the barn, she erupts
John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, takes place in California on a ranch in the Salinas Valley during the Great Depression. During this time, the United States of America was in a period of economic decline and people were living in poverty. From these hardships, weaknesses arise in different characters in the novel. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck utilizes the deaths of Candy’s dog, Curley’s wife, and Lennie to reveal that weaker people are eradicated because they cannot defend themselves against others.
The story Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck was made to describe how the 1930’s was when the Great Depression came about. The characters George and Lennie had a very special bond. They took good care over one another and made sure one another stay out of trouble. They also support each other with their one goal in life, such as wanting to have land of their own. All these things come with consequences, they have to risk or sacrifice things for each other or are responsible for one another.