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    The book I chose was Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I chose this book because I have heard it was a good book and I thought it would be a good book to analyze. In this book the author developed several themes around brotherhood and friendship during the great depression some were intentional and some were created on accident. I am analyzing the book and determining whether Steinbeck intended to make certain points or not. Also I have found what he assumed that the reader already knew…

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    life. Throughout the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck he portrays the theme of loneliness with animal imagery, theme and symbolism. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. At a young age Steinbeck showed a strong interest and love for writing. Steinbeck used to work later into the night in his attic room. Steinbeck says “I used to sit in that little room upstairs and write little stories and little pieces…” Steinbeck wrote for his high school newsletter and…

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    Loneliness and Isolation “Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.” (Anne Hathaway) In the story Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck in the 1930’s, the book is about what life was like back then working on a ranch during the Great Depression. The story shows what it was like to be lonely/isolated from the rest of the world. Since it was during the Great…

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    John Steinbeck’s novella, The Pearl, is filled with literary devices. The main character, Kino, lives in a Mexican coastal town and does not have much money. In the story, Kino finds the Pearl of the World and becomes a rich man. He hopes to marry his wife, Juana, in a church, educate his son, Coyotito, and buy a rifle. Many people make Kino offers for the pearl, but he turns them down thinking his pearl has more worth than what others offer him. Kino’s greed begins to get the best of him. John…

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    Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and many characters throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, feel unwanted, but end up growing from their mistakes. In the novel, an antagonist with no name and the only female character struggles with fitting in and having support and people that deeply care for her. She is referred to as Curley’s Wife. John Steinbeck portrays this woman as a character who is desperate to be noticed. Unfortunately, her temptress-like…

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    In the novels The Pearl, The Red Pony, and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes you through three different worlds. Although, Steinbeck’s writing contains some questionable portrayals of race and gender. Steinbeck portrays race and class in The Pearl. In The Pearl Kino is a fisherman in lower class because he is a native with darker skin. When Kino finds a pearl his race didn’t matter anymore he was moved to upper class. As Kino moved to upper class it started opening up new opportunities…

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    Throughout the novel written by John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, social injustice is illuminated. The human person is programmed at birth with certain necessities. The material programmed into the bodies of humans consist of rights and responsibilities. Catholic teachings teach us to be kind to others even when it is nearly impossible. The quote “treat others as you want to be treated” is a core value in the Catholic religion. Steinbeck revolves his whole book on these main points. When…

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    friend, even more make up a good friend. Is being verbally abusive and embarrassing a person make you a good friend? Or is ending their life make you a good friend? What if this ‘friend’ of yours has special needs does that make everything alright? In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George is a bad friend to Lennie because, he does not understand the true meaning behind friendship. Throughout the story Of Mice and Men George is verbally abusive to Lennie. Lennie and George are walking to…

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    their families for long amounts of time. In the novela Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, he captures the lonely soul through the use of many characters. This novela is the story about how two friends, Lennie and George, travel around finding odd jobs until they stumble upon a ranch. There they meet many characters that prove detrimental to George and Lennie’s plans of buying a farm and living “off the fat of the land”. Steinbeck gives the most pain and sorrow to Crooks, the black man, Curley’s…

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    Angela Sibley Lozano Mrs. Luttrell English 31 January 2018 Curley's wife In the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck, two men George and Lennie, have many limitations in life. George and Lennie end up on a farm where they meet people who also have limitations, one of those people happens to be a character known as “Curley's wife”. Steinbeck crafts Curley's wife as a sexualized object in order to reveal that women are dehumanized and thus excluded from the American Dream. Not only does…

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