Grapes Of Wrath And Of Mice And Men: Character Study

The American Novelist, John Steinbeck was a powerful writer of dramatic
stories about good versus bad. His own views on writing were that not only
should a writer make the story sound good but also the story written should
teach a lesson. In fact, Steinbeck focused many of his novels, not on average
literary themes rather he tended to relay messages about the many hard truths of
life in The United States. Upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 the
Swedish academy introduced him by saying "He had no mind to be an unoffending
comforter and entertainer. Instead, the topics he chose were serious and
denunciatory…" This serious focus was not exempt from his two works "The Grapes
of ...

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has historical significance as it is true that many families
were forced, in the same way as the Joads, to leave their homes to look for
work during the depression. It is in this fact that one can see how Steinbeck's
intention in "The grapes of Wrath" was to depict the hardships people went
through during an actual event in American history. Perhaps the most solemn
message in this novel was the poor treatment of the dispossessed families as
they reached California. In "Of Mice and Men" the reader is presented with a
story that takes place in the same setting of "The Grapes of Wrath" This story
details the hardships of two traveling companions while they are working at a
ranch in California.

The common thread between these two novels is not necessarily the plot
or the setting rather, it is the way in which Steinbeck relays his message.
That is to say that, although both novels carry different story lines they both
portray hard truths about human suffering. Steinbeck reveals ...

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