Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

1288 Words Dec 8th, 2014 6 Pages
"Of Mice and Men" is a novella written by Steinbeck in 1937, the purpose of the novella is based on a tragic story of two migrant worker, who move place to place in search of new opportunities during the Great Depression in California, USA. The Great Depression was all about the Black Tuesday, on October 29th of 1927, when the stock market crashed, it was the first economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world. And this novella is deeply rooted in historical fact of high unemployment of people like the two migrant workers and many more who travelled. Steinbeck was one of those people who suffered and experienced, now he is telling us everything from his own words, even though it is a fictional book with fictional characters but he wrote from experience.

The novella was set in Soledad, California, where the whole story takes place in a ranch and a bunk house. The bunk house is an important setting in the novella; a number of important and dramatic events take place there. Steinbeck description of the bunk house gives us clues about the life and the wider issues effecting the lives of the migrant farm worker.

In chapter two Steinbeck starts to introduce the bunk house by using descriptive words," Against walls were eight bunks" gives us the idea of a crowded room with no privacy. These people were lonely they had no families and share their ups and downs with strangers they met during their journeys to the ranch. "Over each bunk there was nailed an apple…

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