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    The movie Of Mice and Men is one of a classic American Literature, written by John Steinbeck during The Great Depression. The story contains a plot that traces a journey of two characters, George and Lennie, who migrates around to look for a job. I personally have read this book few years ago, and I was really interested to read because it involves realism in it. The character George and his friend Lennie had nothing in the world except each other and lived with a dream that one day they will…

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    “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is set in Northern California during the Great Depression, around 1930’s. The main characters, George and Lennie, illustrate the American struggles throughout the great Depression, financially, socially but mostly discrimination. While focusing on the struggles of these times, the theme of this book consists from an exaggeration of total inequality of power between race, with Crooks being segregated and being treated differently because of his skin color, age,…

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    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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    A parable or fable is a simple story that tells a spiritual lesson. The parable in “The Pearl” is that money can't buy happiness. Before they found the great pearl they were poor but they had basic needs of life, like they had food,water, and shelter. Kino and his family were happy before the pearl came. The pearl can come of great treasure but also comes with evil. When Kino found the pearl he had dreamed that his son and family would have a good life with wealth. As Kino learns that the pearl…

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    This essay discusses the theme of power and how it is common throughout the novel “ Of Mice And Men,” by John Steinback. The story took place in the 1930s were the wall street crash happened. The wall street crash left Americans feeling helpless and frail, so any sort of power was regarded and required. Around then most places were male ruled, for example, the farm that George and Lennie worked at in this manner, men had more power around then ladies. Nature is introduced as more intense than…

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    Though The Pearl (by Steinbeck) is, on the surface, viewed as a prejudice and sexist book, there are different ways it can be read and interpreted. It is the story of a pear diver named Kino, and it demonstrates how mans’ nature can make him evil and greedy. The book sets general gender roles for the characters depicted. It also shows the function of the social class of the time. Even still, The Pearl shows that women are smart and strong when it comes to protecting the family. The Pearl is a…

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    below men. Steinbeck isn’t just one thing; he is neither just a misogynist or just a feminist. He writes with the tone of both, mostly with the tone of a misogynist, but adds subtle strengths to the women in his novels. He may diminish the women and make them less important than the men, but he doesn’t make them completely submissive to the men. In both of the novels he portrays the women as people who have their own kind of mindset. In The Pearl, even though Juana is to follow Kino, Steinbeck…

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    The significance of Candy in of Mice and Men Candy is a significant character in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck in many different ways. Candy is "a tall, stoop-shouldered old man... . He was dressed in blue jeans and carried a big push-broom in his left hand." He is a good example of many themes that are expressed throughout the book such as loneliness, friendship and powerlessness; he also gives us an insight from a different perspective. The main relationship that…

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    Although both The Pearl and Of Mice and Men are both written by John Steinbeck and have many similarities, such as the destruction of the main character’s dreams, their resolutions are extremely different. Although both books have a character who was extremely close to the main character die at the end, the manner of death of these characters are very different. Unlike how Lennie was very peacefully shot and was happy right before he died, Coyotito was killed in a much more depressing way. The…

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    The writer Steinbeck demonstrates his timeless vision across a broad platform of artistic writings. He suffered through the great depression and came to communicate his ailments through literature. As Steinbeck continually crafted stories and tales, the quality of his work dramatically accelerated. The writer’s books are now studied in institutions around the world. His name gained traction in the educated community as each novel was analyzed and understood. Books including Of Mice and Men, The…

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