Theme Of Segregation In Of Mice And Men

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In John Steinbeck’s infamous novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck decides to play with many themes throughout his terse novella and voices in his own opinions, such as how temporary dreams and goals are futile if they are not consistently sought out, and symbolizes them in the form of a tiny bunkhouse. This long, rectangular bunkhouse in California had a very dilapidated demeanor to it, having an unpainted floor and colorless walls—and each ranchman having their own apple box filled with clutter, and only conversing together at the table in the center of the house. (17) Even though there was a bigger example of segregation in the novella, the separation of the lives of each man within the bunkhouse is another supporting element of that theme
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