Plan for of Mice and Men

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  • Topic: Of Mice and Men, Great Depression, John Steinbeck
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"Of Mice & Men" By John Steinbeck was written in the time of depression which occurred in the mid 1930's or more specifically in this story, 1937. It is a story of two men, a small, clever and crafty fellow named George and a big, slow and mentally retarded man named Lennie. The story is based around these two characters, and their shattered dream to find true happiness in a farm that they can call their own. But these are not the only characters in this story, there are several other characters that play important roles in the development of this story. They are Curly, Curly's father (the boss), Curly's wife, Candy, Slim, Carlson and Crooks (the nigger). This all goes along with our thesis statement "Minor characters are just as important as major characters in.....

Life on a farm during the Great Depression was extremely lonely-especially for those who belonged to a discriminated race or gender. This is exactly the case for Crooks, a crippled, black stable hand, and Curley's wife, a farm owner's flirtatious daughter-in-law in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. These two characters, outcasts from the rest of the farm workers, daily have to face solitude and prejudice. This solitude leads them to a common individual, Lennie, a mentally handicapped laborer, who is the one soul on the ranch who is untainted by preconceived notions of race or propriety. Although slavery had been long abolished by this time, racial discrimination still permeated the nation and Crooks was merely one more victim of this hateful way of life. He is unable to have friends or converse with any of.....

In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Discrimination in not just about the colour of a person's skin but gender and age. The main victims of this story are Crooks, a black stable buck; Curley's neglected wife; and Candy, an old crimpled swamper. Crooks was discriminated against mostly on the Colour of his skin. He was separated from everyone else, still treated as a slave, and...
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