Theme Themes In Of Mice And Men

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The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes place in the 1930’s when many people were judged and overlooked because they were not considered ‘normal’ or the same as others at the time. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck focuses on minorities who are considered less than others and workers who traveled from place to place looking for work. Lennie and George are the two main characters of the book, who have come to a ranch to work in hopes of getting closer to their dream of owning their own plot of land. Throughout the story the themes loneliness, power and the powerless, and the American Dream were witnessed more throughout the novel through the characters Curley 's wife, Lennie, and Crooks. The theme loneliness is brought out in the characters: Curley 's wife, and Crooks, in Of Mice and Men. Curley 's wife tries to get attention from the other ranchers but they ignore her. When Curley 's wife goes to visit Lennie in the barn she said, “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely. [...] “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (86-87). Lennie is hesitant to talk to Curley 's wife because he is afraid George will get mad. The ranchers thinks of Curley’s wife as “tart” so they do not engage with her. The men do not want to talk to Curley 's wife because they know Curley will get mad and fire them for talking to her. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody? What they think I am anyways? [...] What kinda harm am
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