Technology In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men is a short novella by, John Steinbeck, detailing on the fear society carries for the unknown. Steinbeck 's novella touched on a subject most do not explore but led us on a journey of self reflec. Starting from the beginning John was born on on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, and died 1968 writing his best-selling novel in 1937. It was in highschool that Steinbeck found his passion for writing then went to college at Stanford until 1925 but never did he graduate. After leaving Stanford and hitting rough spots on the way it was with Of Mice and Men Steinbeck was becoming well known in his time with his book becoming a popular and critical success, was selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. Having went through its publication,…show more content…
¨ To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.¨ Francis Bacon With fear comes no limit its truly unstoppable and it shows within society. Humans have always been scared of the unknown. When Christopher Columbus sailed across the the ocean, people were frightened he was going to sail right off the end of the earth. Because this fear is innate to all things novel, it’s unsurprising that the lightning-speed development in technology is terrifying to some people. Technology plays a significant role in every aspect of our lives. It is what separates modern society from an archaic past. It’s open-endedness and potential for great change make it nearly impossible to gain a complete understanding of its effects. Without this overarching understanding, many of us develop an improper indication of how powerful these advances could become. As a result, we fear what we don’t know and artificial intelligence is often Enemy Number One. From a psychological perspective there is a mutual affinity between fear and darkness. Darkness implies ignorance in the sense that we cannot see anything, so we do not know what lies in there. This is perhaps the reason for a very widespread use of the phrase "fear of the unknown." In reality, though, the unknown can never cause fear because fear arises from thoughts and thoughts are always in the realm of the known. The mind cannot
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