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Of mice Of men

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Of Mice and Men is a story written by an author called John Steinbeck who has won a Nobel Prize for the story. It story was written and published in 1937.The main character were George Milton and Lennie Small, It's about two very different best friends who work at ranch in search of a job. It was written during the Great Depression in California. The Great Depression started in most popular places at around 1929 and said to have ended around the 1930 - 1940s. It caused a worldwide economic downturn Of mice Of men was a story based on the loneliness theme. Nearly all the characters in the story are lonely and isolated. To explain why each person is lonely and why they are, I've included a list describing their character: George: A clever man who is after the "American dream" - this is the pursuit of happiness. ...read more.


Slim: Slim is respected by all the characters and is the one character that Curley treats with respect other than his dad Crooks: He is hated because he the only black guy in the story. His personality is very much like Candy. He is away from the other characters and sleeps relatively far from the other workers and is bullied from discrimination. He is seen rubbing oil into his spine as seen in the movie and read in the story. George is also lonely despite his friend Lennie always close by to him. This is because Lennie is mentally disabled and therefore George can't hold any important conversation with him or ask and expect a decent answer to a question. He builds up on frustration when he is kicked out of all his jobs due to Lennie being silly and acting as a kid. ...read more.


After losing all his jobs and trying to predict whats going to happen he says this pharse showing what they think they really are and showing their loneliness "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to the ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They aint got nothing to look ahead to." Slowly the hate towards Lennie gets higher and higher to the point when he kills him. This quote show a how he changed from being so friendly to Lennie; to talking about what he does for him and point out all good things he does (So that Lennie can be a little less harder to control. "Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy." ?? ?? ?? ?? ] Of Mice Of men C/W ...read more.

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