Of Mice And Men: A Classic And Striking Story

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Of Mice and Men: A Classic and Striking Story The book is about two displaced ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Small, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. This novella is written by the famous author John Steinbeck. It is a type of story where it fills your hope at the start, but at the end shatters it, which makes it a classic and striking story. At first, “Of Mice and Me” is a story that fills you with hope because the two main characters in the story, George and Lennie, had a huge dream in having their own ranch. They were migrating to different places in order to search for a decent job that will help them in achieving their dream ranch.…show more content…
The story made an unwanted turn of events when one of the main characters, Lennie, who had incredible strength but had a childish mind and personality, was accused of committing rape and murder. Not wanting Lennie to suffer on the hands of others, George shot Lennie, and Lennie died. Along with the death of Lennie, the dream of owning a ranch had also died because the purpose in having the ranch was for Lennie to have a better life, away from people who take advantage of his mental disability. The unexpected turn of events made the story striking and classic. The compelling story of two outsiders who are striving to find their own place in an unforgiving world is striking. It is striking because it reveals the true nature of man and the true nature of the world we live in. It is a classic story that even without a happy ending, it is influential internationally up until now because it is able to tackle an important period in American history, while containing values that transcend time and cultures. Ultimately, the novella “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is a classic and striking story in every sense. It may not have a happy ending but it is able to open the eyes and hearts of many about the realities of life. Thus, making it a book that one should not miss
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