The content of the book as a strong historic and social element, as well as a literary one. The social element refers to the way they lived. This would have been poorly, as they were in a great time of depression, where most of America lived in poverty. This also links to the historic element.
The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck, is a legend of an extraordinary friendship between two ranch workers who fight for survival in the harsh times of the 1930s, the great depression of America. In novel ‘Of Mice and Men’, violence is a -----.
The theme of violence is a major theme in the novel, and the violence in speech between characters is a regular occurrence. This is noticeable in the speech between George and Lennie. From the very start of the novel we can see examples of George becoming irritated and enraged with Lennie. 'Lennie! Lennie, for god sake don't drink so much'. This shows George becoming impatient with Lennie, and also gives us a taste of the power and mother like figure George is towards Lennie. Steinbeck explores the role of violence throughout the novel and explores the theme of violence in different ways. Specific areas of which the novel will explore are parts such as the death of Curley’s wife, the fight between Curley and Lennie and the death of Lennie.
One way in which Steinbeck makes violence so important is through the actions of characters. Lennie is a good case