Comparison Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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John Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men, reveals many aspects of human nature through its riveting plot. The book, set in the Great Depression, tells the story of two men working on a ranch in Salinas Valley, California. For many, the story of Lennie and George was relatable. Steinbeck’s portrayal of their journey intrigued the minds of Americans and people around the world. His story, raw, real, and unforgiving, showed many aspects of human life. With his characters Lennie, Curley’s Wife, and Crooks, Steinbeck shows how people are judged by their outward appearance, which differs highly from who they actually are. Lennie, a main character in Steinbeck’s tale, is looked down upon for his mental disability. Although his disability is not part of his “appearance,” it is something people quickly notice about him. Slim, a…show more content…
John Steinbeck shows how little people actually get to know someone with his book Of Mice and Men. Through the development of his character, Steinbeck shows just how limited people are by other's opinions of them. The “different” characters suffer some of the worst tragedies in the book. Lennie is shot and killed by his best friend. Curley’s Wife is killed just as she begins to form a bond with someone. Crooks simply has to live his life alone in his misery. However, if more people got to know any of these characters more, their lives would be so different. What drives these character away from the rest is their visible differences. Steinbeck wanted to show the world as it truly is, a place full of judgement. It is evident through tone, that Steinbeck doesn’t like this. In an attempt to show his discontent, Steinbeck paints vivid picture of what life is like when you are discriminated against and judged. Of Mice and Men pushes people to defy their natural instinct to judge people before they have even met them, hopefully making the world a better
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