John Gardner

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  • Theme Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

    The 1930’s were a lonely time, especially when you go looking for a job ranch after ranch all over California. Everyone needs and looks for companionship, it 's human nature. In the tragedy Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays the loneliness of living on a ranch. He emphasizes this by how the characters attempt to get closer to each other and build a fellowship. Another way that he displays the loneliness is by the absence of some character names. By not using the names of certain characters it…

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  • The American Dream In Of Mice And Men, By John Steinbeck

    The Novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is a great demonstration of how life was in America during the 1930’s. This novella is based around the time of the great depression, many people were lonely, and people did not trust each other. Workers would travel to find any work possible just to keep food on the table. However, the American dream was still alive for most workers in that time except for African Americans, women, people of old age and people with disabilities. They were…

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  • Themes Of Bright Star And La Belle Dame Sans Merci

    Key themes and experiences in Keats’ poems are reflections of the Romantic concepts popular during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Themes such as the importance of feelings, experiences in nature and the realities of being in love. These key themes and experiences are explored throughout Keats’ poems ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ and ‘Bright Star’ through the use of a variety of literary devices. The theme of love is conveyed in both poems but they are portrayed in very contrasting…

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  • Conformity And Mentality In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    The most notable case of this is Mary Warren in The Crucible because she is the exact embodiment of mob mentality. Originally, Warren was a member of Abigail William’s group, the ones who started the accusations of witchcraft. With the guidance of John Proctor, however, she is questioned by the court running the trials and she admits, “...It were only sport in the beginning, sir, but then the whole world cried spirits, spirits, and I--I promise, you, Mr. Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I…

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  • Examples Of The Hypocrisy In The Crucible

    The distressed wife of John Proctor, Elizabeth, exclaimed “Do what you will. But let none be your judge. There be no higher judge under Heaven than Proctor is!” when she realized that her husband was to be hung for witchcraft immediately (Miller 1270). Since both John and Elizabeth Proctor’s ludicrous trials, they had spent three months separated in jail to await their imminent hangings. In the 1690s, the town of Salem, Massachusetts, was in a frenzy of “witch” persecutions of the innocent, and…

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  • Consequences Of John Proctor In The Crucible

    John Proctor was a happily married man who made a mistake, the mistake of being with a woman who was not his wife. John Proctor never imagined the effect it would eventually have on his wife, his life, and his friends. The decision Proctor made when he decided to have a relationship with Abigail would end up killing him. When Proctor came to the realization that what he was doing was wrong and would ruin his name and life, he immediately ended things with Abigail which did not rest well with the…

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  • Choices In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    cannot do anything about it? In some situations you encounter a time where you do not have a choice, which can be in a positive or negative way. The choices you make now can affect the choices you make in the future. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two characters Lennie and George, get a job on the ranch in Salinas Valley. Throughout the book, Lennie and George try to achieve their dream of owning their own ranch but meet difficult situations with the other workers. In Of Mice…

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  • The Cycle Of Violence In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    The writer’s purpose for both of these texts was that he wanted to portray the way some people were being treated in their society and how people were being treated during the Great Depression. The characters Crooks and Adam is that they are both outsiders and victims of inequality, this means that they don’t belong to their group or society. These characters are trapped in a cycle of violence which is a cyclical structure. In Of Mice and Men the cyclical structure was that in chapter 4” Crooks…

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  • Loneliness And Isolation

    Loneliness and isolation is a common human emotion that is felt within everyone and can be felt every now and then. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, the theme of loneliness and isolation is dominant and many of the characters express it throughout the novel. The novel is set around the Great Depression where life is hard and everyone is barely getting by each day, so when the two main characters George and Lennie go to a job interview together it causes suspicion since men…

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  • Essay On Optimism In Of Mice And Men

    conclude and achieve those personal ambitions. “Of Mice and Men”, by John Steinbeck, and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, by Sherman Alexie, make a perfect description of optimism and loyalty, and how friendships can be tested with a difficult situation where one person risks everything to help the other. There is nothing stronger than two optimistic friends that dream of a better future and a better life. In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, George describes to Lennie…

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