Protagonist- George, Lennie, and all of the workers. Antagonist- Curley’s wife. Setting- The setting of “Of Mice and Men” is on a ranch in Soledad California 1937, during the great depression. Climax- Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s wife. Major Conflict- Lennie and George are trying to work up enough money to buy their own little ranch.
Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, USA. Based on Steinbeck’s own experiences as a migrant worker in the 1920s, the title is taken from Robert Burns’ poem “To a Mouse”, which read: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley.” (The best laid schemes of mice and men / often go awry.) The Life and Times of John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas, near the coast of California, 40 km north of the region that became the setting for Of Mice and Men.
Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch. While the Great Depression lasted, there was a great deal of segregation of color and gender that endured with it too. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley’s wife are affected by this subject. Crooks being the only black guy and Curley’s wife being the only woman on the ranch face many restrictions. Crooks lives in the barn and his job is to take care of the horses and to clean the barn.
In the novella Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, there is a contrast in the power of authority among two conflicting characters. Of Mice and Men takes place during the 1930s, when the Great Depression caused the circulation of migrant workers, two of whom being George and Lennie. On a Soledad ranch, works Slim, a jerkline skinner who oversees the other workers on the field whilst they load barley, with Slim steering the mules. To the workers, Slim gives off a wise aura, with each of his words taken on any subject, and is conscientious, as he is the works hard to be the best on the grain team. Slim gets his authority on the ranch through respect, which is seen in many events throughout the novella.
In the book, Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck portrays a difficult time in the 1930s after the stock market crashes in 1929. Steinbeck uses the main characters, George Milton and Lennie Smalls, to tell a story of loneliness, and how it can affect a person. Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to develop the thematic idea that loneliness can negatively impact behavior and cause isolation. One way that Steinbeck defines his ideas of loneliness is by using Curley’s wife to show that loneliness leads to isolation. In this scene, Curley’s wife talks to Lennie about her life before she meets Curley.
In John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men, the readers are introduced to many characters and are shown how each character has their own idea of the American Dream. The first character we are introduced to in the story, is Lennie Small. Lennie’s life critically depends on the American Dream. His dream was to live on his own land with his best friend George Milton, tend rabbits, and have a pup. While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife.
George Orwell was a socialist. It is assumed that he got the basic idea of his novel Animal Farm from seeing a young boy whipping a cart horse. His words were "It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength we should have no power over them, and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat". Animal Farm is a famous novel by George Orwell where farm animals such as pigs, horses and sheep, along with many others, lived on the Manor Farm, his story can compare to the Russian Revolution in many ways. In this famous novel, unlike most farms, the animals were neglected by their farmer, Mr. Jones.
The novel Mice and Men of the most beautiful Steinbeck novels that he mixes between the suffering of farmers workers that they embrace their imagination the dream to own a farm it ends in tragedy painful that it increases the sense of injustice, Of Mice and Men provide satire of the concept of the American dream and the consequent of the suffering of selfishness that leads to unfortunate and sad end as is the case with George, Lennie and Curley 's wife, Crooks, and Candy. The novel reflects sad reality tragic after World War I, and the situation of migrant and poor workers in agricultural and rural areas such as Texas and California, and economic recession and the collapse of financial market in 1929, while many of farmers lost their property and Forced to look for other work and increased unemployment rate, also the writer shows the sad reality that imposed on black Americans, unity and alienation. The two main characters in the novel are presented first by their description and after that with their names. Their physical depiction underscores both their likenesses and their distinction. They both wear smaller clothes and convey blanket rolls, and the bigger man mimics the littler.
In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men Steinbeck describes the lonely life of migrant workers going from farm to farm. These workers go from farm to farm surviving with nothing except themselves and their dreams of a better life/ While the protagonists of the novel are close friends, most of these migrant workers are quite lonely and are without a friend to lean on when times get hard. Steinbeck explores this isolation as one of the major themes in Of Mice and Men through two stereotypes that were arguably the most discriminated against during this time: the black male, symbolized by the stable buck, Crooks, and the depression-era female, symbolized by the attention-seeking woman, Curley’s wife. Crooks is isolated mainly because of being a black man, but his race causes him to think that he is absolutely isolated and he almost intentionally isolates himself, but his isolation is not always a bad thing for him. His skin color limits his socializing because he is not
George and Lennie 's farm and ¨fatta lan¨ (fat of land) (Steinbeck 3) symbolizes this dream because their farm would enable them to take care of themselves, and not have to worry about the ruthless outside world disturbing them. They would provide for themselves and take care of only themselves, with the exception of Candy. This dream is accompanied by the phrase that “we are all created equal” and should be treated equally. But this indeed is just a delusion because we are-unfortunately-not created equal. Such in the case in John Steinbeck 's 1930ś novella, Of Mice and Men, Lennie 's inequality has