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    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, first published in 1937, is a novel set in the context of the 1929 Great Depression in America. The Nobel Prize-winning author tells the compelling story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two drifters in search of work, with the skilful use of various narrative techniques. Animal imagery is the most important technique successfully employed by Steinbeck to vividly portray the characters’ physical and behavioural traits in the book. Language is another…

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    The Purpose of Life In today’s world it is difficult to achieve a life dream, but even more challenging during the 1930’s, a time when many people are unemployed and very poor. Life dreams have a significant part in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, particularly the American Dream is brought up often. This refers to the desire in life to own a house and land, be financially stable, have a family, and live an overall happy life. While the American Dream is different for every person,…

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    Loneliness and isolation are both factors of depression, ironically with this story in The Great Depression. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, set in The Great Depression, George and Lennie get a job at a ranch after previous failed attempts at other jobs due to Lennie’s childlike disorder. They start to get used to their jobs alongside with Crooks, Candy, and Curley and his wife. Lennie’s childlike disorder, however, caused him to accidentally murder Curley’s wife, which ultimately led to…

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    ton of friends and I felt like I belonged. I lost most of my friends when I moved back to Chicago because I was not respected due to my accent. During the first year of my move, I was really lonely just like some characters in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck are. Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Lennie try to find friends or someone to talk to to heal their feelings of loneliness. Characters experience isolation throughout the story because of race, mental problems, and gender. Crooks, Curley’s…

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    anyone. The pain, hurt and sadness feelings can be directly linked to the loneliness, and how being lonely is the reason for so much pain. As the story goes, the indistinct description of the alienation of characters in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is consistent throughout. Appropriately, Soledad is the location of the ranch, as this is a place steeped in loneliness. They say that some things get better with age. However, to his dismay, old Candy’s life just seems to…

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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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    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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    stay loyal to their significant other, but if that person stays loyal to an abusive relationship they will end up getting hurt both physically and emotionally. Loyalty, most often seen as a positive, can ruin someone 's life. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, takes place in the Great Depression. Along with the Great Depression came a lack of well-paying jobs which caused a great number of people to become itinerant workers. George and Lennie strive to gain money for their wanted ranch while…

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    "The poison of loneliness and the gnawing envy of the unlonely" grips him (Steinbeck 1952: 457). Steinbeck opines that inherent loneliness leads to the emotional imbalance. "They's a time of change, an' when that comes, dyin' is a piece of all dyin', and bearin' is a piece of all bearin', an' bearin' an' dyin' is two pieces of the same thing. An' then things ain't so lonely anymore. An' then a hurt don't hurt so bad" (Steinbeck 1939: 268). He vividly captures some sort of perpetual gloom which…

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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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