The novel starts with a rich depiction of the setting. Steinbeck utilizes graphic dialect to show that the area is a place of rest. The particular colors, foliage, and creatures that are specified make a relief, notwithstanding for those young men and men from the farms who beat a way to the water. For instance, Steinbeck utilizes the imagery to propose that this place is a position of solace and that the Salinas River is a
Title: Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck Date of Publication: 1937 Genre: Tragedy, Realism Narrative Structure: Point Of View: The story is told from the point of view of a third person omniscient narrator. The narrator can access the point of view of any of the characters as required by the plot. Tone:
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
The novel of mice and men by John Steinbeck is a timeless classic. whether it is friendships or whatever else there is something for everyone to relate to. In the book the main characters George and Lennie who are best friends and travel together make the theme the most evident. The theme that is the wanting of the american dream. This theme is the most relatable theme of the story by far.
The Great Depression for many Americans and migrants was one of the hardest times in history, both economically and emotionally. However, many individuals found there was nothing that was going to stop them from pursuing their hopes and dreams. Author John Steinbeck who was born in the middle of the Great Depression, saw his family go through similar struggles to those being faced by many Americans during this time period. Steinbeck’s experience has allowed him to write many books about what he and his family lived through. Of Mice and Men is one of his novels that shows his point of view on migrant workers.
Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck’s most successful early novel containing elements of social criticism shaped by this real life experience. Steinbeck drew his inspiration for the work from his experience living and working as a “bindlestiff” during the 1920’s. Instead of graduating from Stanford University, Steinbeck chose to support himself through manual labour whilst writing. His experience amongst the working classes in California lent authenticity to his depiction of the lives of the workers - who are the central characters of this novel; and the social issues that ensue. To further emphasize the loneliness of the itinerant worker Steinbeck then decides to set the novel near Soledad, California, a town name that means “Solitude” in Spanish.
Steinbeck is a master of displaying implicit and explicit discrimination. He uses symbolism and imagery to depict the characters of his reference. The lexis conveyed the main motif of discrimination, by the representation of a microcosm of civil perspectives – a mentally challenged man, a lonely married woman seeking attention from male ranch workers, a very old yet prudent man and a Negro slave. Steinbeck tackles the stereotypical view on these civil perspectives and how they are discriminated against based on their race, gender and intellect. Additionally, his descriptions of the characters delve into their appearance, personality and dreams for the reader’s sympathy and concern.
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr a talented American writer who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1969 for his imaginative and realistic style of writings. Steinbeck has been admired by other writers for his sympathetic humour and a social perception in his novels such as ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and other novels he wrote too. ‘Of Mice and Men’ is one of many published novels that Steinbeck has written from an incomprehensible perspective usually called the objective third person. At the time this was atypical for a novel, to take this approach because is typically found in film and plays, which aids to expound why ‘Of Mice and Men’ was effortlessly altered into a movie. In this review, I would examine the plot, characters, themes and the style of writing in ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck.
John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men is a timeless classic. Within the novel emerges many themes and life lessons: loneliness, friendship, survival, and more. However, though these seem to be the most central ideas of the novel, none of them could have been concluded without one major element. That element is setting. John Steinbeck himself was born in Salinas, California and grew up in that fertile valley.
Candy, who co-chaperones the patients on their fishing trip, embodies an unhindered and natural essence that can break down the oppressive machinery of the ward. Her presence damages what Bromden perceives as the equipment that invisibly controls the patients. When she enters the ward, Bromden imagines a “blue smoke … near the ceiling over her head; [he thinks] the apparatus burned out all over the ward trying to adjust to her come busting in like she did” (196). Candy enters so suddenly and unexpectedly that the machinery cannot calibrate itself and, thus, burns out. This apparatus is unable to register Candy’s free and unguarded movements because it is used to only controlling the confined men.
In the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck incorporates many thematic ideas into his text. He includes the ideas of dreams and reality, the nature of home, and he difference of right and wrong. He develops these ideas throughout the story. The first theme incorporated is the idea if dreams versus reality. Lennie and George have a plan.