Of Mice And Men: Mini-Critique



John Steinbeck was born in Salinas California on February 27, 1902. His
mother was a school teacher in the public school in Salinas. Steinbeck grew up
in the beautiful Salinas Valley which furnished most of the material for his
novels. His mother read to him, at an early age, famous literature of the world
which planted a seed in his imagination. He entered Stanford in 1920, remaining
there until 1925 but never graduating. In 1930 Steinbeck married Carol Henning.
Steinbeck died in 1968.
After college, Steinbeck moved to New York, where he worked briefly for
the old New York American newspaper and helped with the construction of Madison
Square Garden. His first book, Cup of Gold ...

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harvesting jobs available. While camped along side a river George
and Lennie talk about their dreams of someday owning a farm with rabbits for
Lennie to take care of. The next day George convinces the farm boss to hire
Lennie and him. Lennie's Love for feeling soft things becomes a problem when he
is playing with a puppy and accidentally kills it. The wife of Curley, the
boss's son, comes into the barn to talk to Lennie. The climax comes when
Curley's wife lets Lennie feel her hair, but he strokes it too hard and she
becomes scared. Lennie holds her tightly to keep her from screaming and ends up
breaking her neck. The resolution of the story happens when George shoots
Lennie through the back of the head. George does this for Lennie's own good.
The main theme of the story is that, no matter how lowly on the social scale,
everyone has the unalienable right to pursue their individual dreams. While the
value of friendship is another strong point that comes through in the ...

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