The Importance Of Trust In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The war was over and American society wasn’t directly damaged, economy grew faster than ever due to the demand of American goods. Industrial production doubled. However, every high has a low. Black Tuesday, October 29th, 1929. America was thrown into desperation as the stock market crumbled, marking the official beginning of the worst economic crash in the history of the world. Banks shut down, people became bankrupt and the number of unemployed reached one-quarter of the workforce. Farmers needed to produce more goods for the same amount of money; which led to a huge seven-year drought. ‘The dirty thirties.’ When thousands of workers migrated to California with a hope of achieving ‘The American Dream.’ Steinbeck was interested in those who strived for a better life and those who had hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have these dreams, the dream to “get a little stake” and to “live off the fatta the lan’” But what binds them together is their trust that keeps them moving. How can we view trust in “Of Mice and Men” as distrust and mistrust? This essay will discuss the importance of trust in “Of Mice and Men”.
“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.” George is everything to Lennie, without George, Lennie would be lost in the harsh reality that emerged during the great depression. Steinbeck often describes Lennie as a dog, due to his unconditional loyalty towards George. There is evidence in how extraordinary it is for two men to be travelling
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