Essay about Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

989 Words Oct 11th, 2014 4 Pages
In 1937 John Steinbeck wrote the novella Of Mice and Men, in order to express his societal conscience about America in the 1930’s. Of Mice and Men is about visions, friendship and hope. It’s a story about the nature of human visions and ambitions and the forces that work against them as it is the story of two men. The principal theme of this bestselling novel is that humans give importance to their lives and to their futures by creating dreams. Without dreams and goals, life is a limitless stream of days that have diminutive joining or meaning. It tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new employment opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. This popular novella intended to young teenagers and adults is an outstanding read, due to the fact that Steinbeck portrayed the bond between the characters George and Lennie in a manner that made the reader become vastly attached to the characters. Firstly, the author used literacy devices that enhanced the writing of the book and made the reader become attached to it. The novel relies heavily on descriptive writing when the focus is on the natural environment. Steinbeck used the literary device Simile. There are many similes in this book to show how two things compare. The phrase, “…flies shot like rushing stars” (52). It’s a simile that describes the conditions in the bunk that George and Lennie were…

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