Essay about John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

1994 Words Jun 7th, 2016 8 Pages
Everyone wants to be in control of something. Whether it 's their bank account, a school project or even their independence... but what happens when that control is taken away from you and you 're left powerless? You could then be compared like the characters in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, taking place in the Great Depression. It is a short, but thoughtful novel which takes on a journey through-out the lives of two best friends- George Milton and Lennie Smalls, working for some money to achieve their dream. Though, they are not your average pair; Lennie has a mental disability which makes him act similar to a child, and George as the responsible parent. Or you would be alike the characters the film Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle. It is the story of a young boy from the "slums" of India, told from recollected memories explaining how he has reached so far on the Indian adaptation of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire." Both the novel, and the film mentioned illustrate how certain characters and groups were left defenceless due to certain inevitable factors. Poverty, intellectual disadvantages, and society render characters in both texts powerless which prevents them from fulfilling a dream or self-development. In the novel Of Mice and Men and film Slumdog Millionaire, the characters were powerless financially, due to poverty, which was an obstacle in Lennie and George 's dream/development in Of Mice and Men as well as Jamal 's in Slumdog Millionaire.…

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