Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) and The Things They Carried both contains events that trigger people to escape the reality of the moment into fantasy and show the psychological battles within. Escaping into a fantasy, you have the ability to change a horrific event into “happily ever after.” Introduction Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who share a dream of buying buy a few acres of land they can call their own, farming it, and, keeping rabbits. George took on the role as Lennie’s caregiver. Lennie is big and does not understand his strength. Lennie’s condition could be considered psychosis.
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During 1930s, the relationship between the suffered labors and the government is very tense as a type of remarkable social contradictions. Of Mice and Men, the book that Steinbeck wrote that period, is neither about the resistance of California’s newcomers nor their economic threat to the landed elite. (Shillinglaw, 1994) This book is about common people, their dreams, their ordinary life and their misfortune. The story teller- John Steinbeck To begin with, I will select some important elements in Of Mice and Men to support my argument which states John Steinbeck is not a demonstrator but a story-teller. The title of this fiction is the first thing I would like to point out.
John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2009. Print. McNeill, Allison and Sharon M. Hanes. Great Depression and New Deal.