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    The essay is on how females have, “imagination, reason, memory and judgement” (174), just like men yet they are constantly reminded of men’s superiority. Murray shows that from a young age girls was taught to focus on their perfection of their physical appearance while boys are “led by the hand, through all the flowery paths of science,” Murray clearly reveals that inequality and favoritism of the sexes by society. The most important historical fact that Murray comments on this how men are allowed to expand their knowledge and encourage to educate themselves through literature, political and scientific matters while females are only allowed novels and housewife chores are fitted for them. For example, “..we are pursuing the needle, or the superintendency of the family..”, it is evident that during that time period men wanted females to be present, but not heard, only participate in things that men found appropriate and it was their duty to care for the family, nothing else. The essay really showed how passionate Murray was on the subject of equality between the sexes as she believed that females should be free to think and act as they please, without the supervision of…

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    Of Mice and Men was written in 1937 during the Great Depression. This time period marked when the stock market crashed in 1929, leaving everyone with little food, and no money. Author John Steinbeck, writes about the lives of migrant farm workers who had to constantly travel from place to place in order to feed themselves during the Great Depression. Migrant farm workers usually traveled on their own, granted it was much easier. In his novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses Candy, Curley’s…

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    Do you think it is right to put down our own loved ones or for someone else to do it or you? What does it take to make such a decision, and how would you know if it was right or not? These are questions that George Milton at the end of John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men. Some people might think that George killing Lennie is not right. However, some people do not realize is that George just wanted to protect Lennie, but all Lennie did as get in more trouble. Therefore, the killing of…

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    Mice and Men is a story of migrant farmers trying to make a stake in the Great Depression. One of the main emotions expressed during that time and throughout the novel was loneliness. Loneliness is a sadness caused by having no company, loneliness in the novel causes many characters to do things they wouldn’t usually do just to get some attention. In the novel Of Mice and Men many characters such as Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s Wife express loneliness in different ways throughout the novel and…

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    Friendship in Of Mice and Men Friendships are a very key part to living a happy life. Even though, they often put people in the position to be more open to being attacked or criticized. George Milton and Lennie Small show a great deal of this in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Lennie, who is mentally disabled, relies on George for making good decisions and taking care of him. On the other hand, George relies on Lennie for a companion and sometimes to protect him because of Lennie’s big…

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    accidentally kills Curley's wife, George does what is best for Lennie's sake. Steinbeck writes, “George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head…. He pulled the trigger.” Rather than having the other men from the ranch kill Lennie themselves, George finds it in his best interest to make sure Lennie goes out peacefully, happy, and knowing George is not mad. Morally, shooting someone is not right, but Steinbeck includes this to give…

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    In Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck in 1937, women are represented negatively. Curley’s wife, who is married to the ranch owner’s son, does not seem like a significant character in the beginning of the novel. As the story progresses, Curley’s wife is seen talking to the other men on the ranch, and consulting them about where she might find Curley. The men treat her badly because she has a husband and is not supposed to be talking to them. Near the end of the novel, she reveals some of…

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    A book that has been significant to me is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The book circles around two men and their adventures as field workers during the Great Depression. One of the men, George, is very intelligent but he is uneducated. The other man, Lennie, is very tall and strong but mentally disabled. They dream of having a piece of land together; Lennie wants to raise and care for rabbits on the land, because he likes touching soft things. Because of this, he often kills the animals he…

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    In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck many of the characters exhibit feelings of loneliness due to their age, situation, or race. The story is set during the Great Depression which was a time period in American history where unemployment was high and working men were forced to move across the States looking for job opportunities. Many men were not in a place long enough to form a bond to the place or the residents and despite this being a regular occurrence some never got used to being…

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    “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power,” (William Gaddis). Gaddis was referring to what people use their power for not the power itself. For example someone, like the character Slim from Of Mice and Men, might have power or influence over others. That person’s power would be considered to be good or bad depending on how they use it. Everyone is associated with power weather it be they do not have power, they use their power responsibly, or they abuse it. The world is full of…

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