Analysis Of Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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In 1935, his novel Tortilla Flat established him as a popular and critical success but unfortunately his parents died before he achieved his first success.
Some of his literary works I utterly admire are Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony and The Grapes of Wrath. Of Mice and Men was written in 1935 and 1936 and first published as a novel in 1937at the height of the Great Depression. This novel is a spectacular disposition of the tenacity of the American dream and the calamity of its failure. In the book, Lennie a migrant ranchland is retarded. George, also a migrant ranchland travels with him and looks after him. The novel begins and ends on a riverbank off the main road separated from the world. It is to this place that
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The book is a compilation of four stories and is more described as a Bildungsroman, a book that narrates the learning process of a boy advancing into adulthood. Jody Tiflin, the eleven year old boy in the story learns about the harsh lessons of life. The setting of the story takes place on the Tiflin’s family ranch in Salinas Valley, where Jody lives with his father, Carl, his mother Ruth and the hired help a middle-aged cowboy Billy Buck, Who was Jody’s hero is now depreciated in Jody’s eyes in “The Gift” when the horse, Gabilan he adores so much and carelessly left outside in the rainstorm is drenched from the rain and fell ill. The family help, promised Jody that the weather will be fair for him to take Galiban out to ride. The pony symbolizes Jody’s growing maturity and his evolving knowledge of the natural world. In the second section of the book titled “The Great Mountains” depicts Jody coming face to face with Galiban’s death. Also there is an ailing old Chicano named Gitano, who was born ion the ranch before Jody’s grandfather bought the ranch, walks into the ranch and begs to stay on the ranch till he dies but Jody’s father Carl Tiflin refuses and the next day, Gitano left ¬– but not before he stole an old rapier that has been in the Tiflin family for generations and once again Jody learns a complex harsh reality of adult

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