Comparing John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Cara Burchell February 25, 2014 English 7Y Steinbeck Comparative Essay The Pearl and Of Mice and Men, both parables by John Steinbeck, are two different books with several similarities. The two books are stories with comparable themes and characters. The Pearl is about an underprivileged man who finds fortune in a pearl and then his greed cheats him out of the fortune. It teaches him a lesson that money isn’t always the key to happiness. In the other novella, Of Mice and Men, two migrant farmers dream of owning land and living a better life, until one accidentally kills a girl and everything goes downhill for the two of them. There is resemblance between the characters traits, themes, and the author’s styles in the two stories. The two characters that are going to be compared are Lennie and Coyotito. One example how they’re similar is that the two characters start the action in the story. For Coyotito it was the scorpion sting, and for Lennie it was the incident in Weed. That is one way these two characters are similar.…show more content…
One of which is powerlessness. An example of powerlessness is that that Coyotito is helpless because of his age. He is a baby and if something happens to him that he cannot do anything about he needs his parents to help, such as when the scorpion stung him. Another type of powerlessness is wealth. The men on the ranch are paid so little that it is difficult to save enough to make a dream like that come true. For Kino, he and his family has always been poor and the only way of getting rich and living a wealthier life is finding a pearl big enough for its worth. When a miracle happens and he finds a big pearl everything goes wrong because he gets greedy and wants more than the value that people are willing to pay for the pearl. Then terrible things happen to him and his family because of the pearl. Kino then realizes that money isn’t as important as family. This was one example of a
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