Of Mice And Men


In John Steinbeck's novel George and Lennie struggle to achieve their ultimate dream. They want to save up and have a farm of their own. Lennie is as little retarded and George is just a typical guy and they use their friendship to stay together. While spending time on the farm, Lennie starts to talk to Curley's wife. They both want to be with someone so they aren't lonesome. In John Steinbeck uses George and Lennie's relationship to confirm the central idea of loneliness in the novel.
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, and lived the early part of his life in California. It was here that Steinbeck developed a knowledge and love of the natural world and the different cultures that ...

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the disciplines necessary for a college degree, and never graduated. He had gone to college at Stanford University for five years, but also worked on ranches, and had a variety of other jobs. In the process he met friends that would later be characters in his novels.
In one of Steinbeck's weaker books he put in a statement that which he believed was true while he was growing up: "Men seem to be born with a debt they can never pay no matter how hard they try" (Gray 50). Steinbeck tries to tell people that man owes something to man. "Many of his novels, plays, short stories show efforts to pay his debt back. Steinbeck shows a consistent effort to establish the dignity of human life" (Gray 50).
Steinbeck then went to New York and did some construction work. While there, he also got a job writing for a newspaper company. In New York he came across a naturalist named Edward Ricketts, and they developed a close friendship. Steinbeck met the love of his life, they soon got ...

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of his time living in New York and traveling. By this time he was an Internationally acclaimed author.

At this time Steinbeck's career as an author went very well and a lot of his books came out with excellent reviews. Then on December 20, 1968, Steinbeck died in Sag Harbor, N.Y. His ashes were later returned to California by his widow.

In the novel Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck used George and Lennie's relationship and the theme of hope to point out the loneliness in the novel. The novel starts off and is set in Soledad which means lonely. At the beginning they get a job working on a farm together. Lennie is a little retarded and has great physical strength that isn't too ...

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