Explore the Way the Writer Presents the Relationship Between George and Lennie in “of Mice and Men”

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Explore the way the writer presents the relationship between George and Lennie in “Of Mice and Men”
Of Mice and Men was written in the 1937 by John Steinbeck, he other well know books as the Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden, h also received a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
This book is set in the 1930s and set in California, his home region. During this time, the USA was suffering from a great depression, this meant that it was hard to find job because the economy was very weak, so to find job the men were disposed to go anywhere and the bosses would exploit their workers.
The itinerant ranch workers where very lonely people because they had to move from place to place and tis meant that they could set up a stable life with a wife
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This comment because incredibly ironic towards that end of the novel when he if forced to do a mercy killing of Lennie. Through this relationship, Steinbeck suggests the tragic nature of life for many working class people in 1939s America.
In the second part of the novel, the Steinbeck compares the close relationship between George and Lennie with other characters in the ranch to discover the key themes of loneliness and power, which play a major role ‘Of Mice and Men’.
George and Lennie arrive at the ranch in Soledad. The name is emblematically significant because Soledad is a Spanish word and it means loneliness, this relates to a theme of the novel because many itinerary ranch workers are lonely and don’t have a family.
Ranch society is visualized by the reader as a brutal and uncaring lifestyle. Iterant ranch workers in the 1930 are destined to a life of solitude because is very difficult for them to form any kind of relationship because of the nomadic lifestyle. There is an atmosphere of distrust between the many co-workers, this apparent when Candy says to George “A guy on a ranch don’t ever listen nor he don’t ast no question”(page 26, A-question)
During the same period I which the novel is based, the 1930s, a natural disaster happened, this was called the dustbowl causing many farmers to

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