Comparing Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men is a classic novella written by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck was an American author most commonly known for his novel The Grapes of Wrath, which obtained him a Pulitzer Prize. He was also later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath both talk about the life of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Of Mice and Men illustrates many different aspects of human life in a short story including companionships, loneliness, weaknesses, and strengths making the characters easily relatable and the story more interesting as the reader proceed to read. The two migrant ranch workers George Milton and Lennie Smalls are the protagonists in this novella. The story takes place during…show more content…
Though despite all of this, their shared dream of one day having their own land where they’re “gonna get the jack together and have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs” and be independent from the cruel ranch owners whose desire was to make their life hellish strengthened their bond and kept them motivated and reliant one another. The novella is told in a third-person omniscient point of view. This point of view gives the reader a wider understanding of the different characters in the story because he is able to understand their thoughts and actions. I enjoyed this because it gave the author the power to expand the point of view of any character wherever and whenever he saw fit in order to create a more entertaining and pleasurable experience for the reader. For example, Steinbeck incorporates adverbs to describe how the how the characters acted, like how “George stared morosely at the water” or how “Lennie looked timidly over to him”. However, there also instances in which Steinbeck purposefully withheld
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