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    Crooks American Dream

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    “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” - John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story that follows George, an intelligent worker, and Lennie, who is strong and mentally challenged. The two men work at a farm in Soledad, California. The men both share the same “American Dream,” owning a rabbit farm. Although they share the same dream, they have different reasons for wanting it. The character’s versions of their…

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    There are some in this world who are considered outcasts, the wallflowers of society, to whom we neglect, vilify and abuse. And just as the poor mouse portrayed in the poem ‘To a Mouse,’ written by Robert Burns, was bothered by the outside world, the character Lennie, from the book ‘Of Mice and Men,” was also regarded with similar contempt and scorn, from those of society. In the poem ‘To a Mouse,’ the mouse represents Lennie from the book “Of Mice and Men.” As was the narrator, or speaker in…

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    poetry better than her husband yet she was unable to express her inner feelings, experience and knowledge. She developed inferiority complex and said, “People praise them falsely only because a woman had written them”.4 In“Punishment”Dukhiram Rui and Chhidam Rui, the two brothers were hard working poor farmers. It was the rainy season .One day it rained heavily and Zamidar’s room began to leak so they were called him to repair it. They worked very hard without eating even they were not given…

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    Mother Teresa once said, “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” A recurring presence in Of Mice and Men, loneliness is an inevitable suffering all characters in the novella experience, some more than others. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck successfully portrays the most terrible poverty Mother Teresa describes in the era of the Great Depression among farm workers. George Milton, the protagonist, is a short, intelligent man who takes care of his…

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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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    Zootopia is about a bunny, Judy Hopps, who struggles to fit into the police force. She quickly discovers that Zootopia is not quite what she imagined. Ironically, she partners up with a fox, Nick Wilde, who stubbornly creates conflict between the two of them. The story is centered around a bunny named Judy Hopps whose dream is to become a cop. Usually, predators are the only animals that become cops, but she firmly believes that she can be just as good of a cop as any predator because they are…

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    Comparative Essay “Telephone Conversation” by Wole Soyinka was written in 1962, set in London. Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright who was the first African that won the noble for literature in 1986. Few years later, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou was written in 1978 set in the American Slums of Harlem. Angelou is an educator, and civil rights activist. Together both poems explore the themes of prejudice and racial discrimination. “Telephone Conversation” explores the idea of racial prejudice…

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    “The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again.” The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck follows George and Lennie and their journey to achieve their all American dream of owning a small farm and living off the land. But a cruel twist of fate kills any chance of them obtaining their dream when Lennie gets involved with Curley’s wife and accidentally kills her. With great pain, George…

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    Loneliness can oftentimes be associated with being alone, but the difference is, loneliness can ultimately alter one’s own self and could cause one to pay a hefty price. Being alone is the physical state in which one is by themselves and no one is physically around them, while loneliness is the emotional state in which one may have had people around and in their life, yet they felt like they are alone and had no one. Throughout the novel, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife felt the emotional state…

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    Cadence Lee Kasey Lutrell English 11:B 5 February 2018 Literary Analysis: A World of Pure Discrimination Set in the 1930s, the classic novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck follows the actions of two men, George Milton and Lennie Smalls, as they yearn for and work toward their American Dream. They meet many characters that have been unable to achieve this dream for various reasons. Candy, a poor, old, one-handed swamper gives the two men hope, when he offers to pay a large portion of the…

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