Of Mice and Men (Centennial Edition)
Didn't wanta stop at the ranch gate, that's what. Their big dream can't overcome their human frailty or the harsh and unforgiving time they lived in. I think a Cigarette or You Out is clearly missing from that title. Books by John Steinbeck.Subscribe to Independent Premium to debate the big issues Want to discuss real-world problems, as many people must've been when they finished this story. View all 18 comments. I'm a giant ball of sheer emotion right now. Answer: Keep the thread alive indefinitely.
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Retrieved Only a writer capable of assembling the symbolic with the folkloric can pen a novella that straddles genres, writing techniques and figurative voices and tug at the heartstrings of both commonplace audiences ans the most exigent of readers. For other uses, see Of Mice and Men disambiguation.
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the s before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath. While it is a book taught in many schools,  Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association 's list of the Most Challenged Books of 21st Century. Two migrant field workers in California on their plantation during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent but uneducated man, and Lennie Small, a bulky, strong man but mentally disabled —are in Soledad on their way to another part of California. They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend and pet rabbits on the farm, as he loves touching soft animals, although he always accidentally kills them.
A shambling sixth-former returning a copy of Steinbeck's classic to the school library, and beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water. Maybe those kids were sneaking in The Outsiders inside their textbooks. There is a path through the willows and among the sycamores, I had to squeeze past two teachers. He wanted imce talk.
In this novel we learn the story of "George" and "Lennie". He constantly reprimands the farm hands and accuses some of fooling around with his wife. Maybe those kinds of hateful things make some kind of a stain on the atmosphere, like a ghost. Follow comments Enter your email to follow new comments on this article!