Of Mice And Men Movie Analysis

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The novella Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck and published in 1937. Steinbeck’s novella tells the story of two polar opposite characters George Milton and Lennie Small. George is slim, small, and intelligent while Lennie on the other hand is a tall and large with a mild mental disability. George and Lennie are two displaced migrant ranch workers. Unlike other migrant workers the two travel together in search of job opportunities so they can fulfill their dreams of buying and owning their own land. Steinbeck had written this novella based on his experience as a ranch hand in Salinas, California where he was born and raised. The story also takes place in Salinas, California. The book was written in the 1930’s during the Great Depression …show more content…
The novel gives a lot more in depth information than the movie. The film doesn't have as much information but it does include extra scenes that are not in the book, such as the scene where George is on the train, the flashback of the riot chasing the two men, and George and Lennie boarding a bus to their new workplace. These new scenes are added to the movie for simplification of the story and entertainment. The director of the film Gary Sinise used film techniques such as flashbacks. The use of flashbacks in this film was used to set the story scenes chronologically in order. In the movie the flashbacks are from George’s memories of his friend Lennie during his last days. The flashback in the beginning of the movie was also used to help the audience understand what has happened and the reason why George and Lennie had left their previous work place in Weed. One major difference in the movie was the scene from chapter four was changed tremendously. In this chapter we are introduced to the only black character Crooks when Lennie visits his barn, looking for company. In this chapter of the book there is a part where Lennie tells Crooks his and George’s plan of buying their own land and Crooks doesn’t believe him. Then Candy comes in the conversion assuring that their plans are true which changes Crooks mind. Later Curley's wife shows up looking for Curley and when she …show more content…
The book explores the themes of loneliness, the American dream, and social discrimination throughout George and Lennie's journey and the other character’s experiences. Gary Sinise’s 1992 film adaptation of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men keeps the main essence of the novella by telling the story in Steinbeck’s voice. Even though they both share the same story, main idea and themes, Sinise had made some apparent changes to the movie to help the audience better understand the story. There are many changes to settings, some of the events that took place in the story was changed or wasn't included in the movie. Overall Gary Sinise’s film is an amazing movie adaptation of the book and can help give the audience a good visual of the John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and

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