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Is "Of mice and men" a pessimistic story?

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Is "Of mice and men" a pessimistic story? Of mice and men is a great novel. It covers many points, racism, sexism, the depression and a lot of others. To some people the novel is an optimistic story to others it is pessimistic. But which is it really? "Of mice and men" covers a lot of points; the depression with people going from job to job wandering and not getting a long-term job. Lennie and George go from job to job starting from the town, weed and then going to the new ranch. They did not like it there and they were going to leave in a few months to go to a new place. ...read more.


"Listen, Nigger" "you know what I can do to you if you open your trap" she is meaning that she will have him hung and tell the men that he tried it on. Those are all bad points, all pessimistic points but there are also good points, optimistic points. Like the friendship between George and Lennie, Lennie is always getting into trouble and George keeps on bailing him out. George looks after Lennie and they have been friends for years. "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place, with us it ain't like that. ...read more.


Even still this dream is on going. George and Lennie have this dream; it was just about to happen and the fatal blow of Lennie's death accrued. Even still I think this is optimistic because it represents hope. In my opinion I think that "Of mice and men" is a pessimistic story. I think this because the novel finishes with a death of one of the main characters. It also leaves the other main characters very disturbed. There are good arguments for both optimistic and pessimistic and as I have said I think that the novel is a pessimistic story however I believe that the novel is different for different people. I think that when you read it comes across in different ways and it different for everyone. In this I can only say my opinion and not a full conclusion. ...read more.

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