English 9 Honors
8 Jan 2012
Annotated Bibliography Of Mice and Men
Scarseth, Thomas. "A Teachable Good Book: Of Mice and Men." Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints. Ed. Nicholas J. Karolides, Lee Burress, and John M. Kean. Scarecrow Press, 1993. 388-394. Rpt. in Novels for Students. Ed. Diane Telgen. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Literature Resource Center. Web. 9 Jan. 2012. In this article Thomas Scarseth tells about how John Steinbeck how the theme of greatness despite defeat throughout the novel, Of Mice and Men. Scarseth explained that real life does not have happy endings, and that other books have happy endings. The low class characters using vulgar language, and use of sexual conduct sometimes draws readers away. Most readers that like reading enjoy the book because of how Of Mice and Men relates to the hardships of life. Other point Scarseth brings up about Steinbeck’s themes is that everyone is created equal. Showing that you have to work to become something more than average. This leads to Scarseth saying everyone in the book is both good and bad, neither purely one. This leads to gruesome situations, based on good intentions. Scarseth finally tells us that the whole point of the book is good intentions gone bad, making situations go from bad to worse.
Evaluation Tomas Scarseth is very popular on Gale’s search engine, and has written many essays about famous novels. Scarseth brings many points the table that I had not thought of while reading Of Mice and Men. The essay was created in 1998, so it’s a little older. All the information is there though, and brought up topics many other critics had motioned....