There he learned of the harsher aspects of the migrant life and the darker side of human nature, which supplied him with material expressed in such works as Of Mice and Men. He traveled to New York City where he took odd jobs while trying to write. When he failed to publish his work, he returned to California and worked in as a tour guide and caretaker  at Lake Tahoewhere he met Carol Henning, his first wife.
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Firms and banks previously thought reliable went bankrupt, while unemployment, poverty and a general sense of foreboding characterized the mood of America at this time. Of Mice and Men captures the feelings of an entire nation in six brief chapters that take place over four days on a ranch in California.
The trials of George and Lennie, and those of their fellow ranch hands, represent the difficulties many American farmers faced after losing their land and livelihoods to the economic downturn of the Great Depression.
As harvests failed year after year thanks to a poorly-timed drought, more landowners migrated in search of work. They sought refuge in California, looking to soothe their disappointment at losing their mortgages and independence with meaningful paid work far from their homes, their families, and their dreams.
Only some laborers, like George and Lennie, were lucky enough to find paid work; others wandered endlessly, only to be turned away by farmers possessive of their own efforts and resources that enabled them to survive thus far.
In the beginning of the novella, George Milton and Lennie Small are hastily leaving a farm in Weed to evade the allegations of rape against Lennie. On the lam, George and Lennie make their way to Soledad.
George discovers that Lennie is concealing a dead mouse in his pocket and scolds him. George befriends an old ranch hand with a bad back named Candy.
Shortly after Lennie receives a newborn puppy, he accidentally kills the animal just as he had accidentally killed the small mouse. The wife, bored and starved for attention, confides in Lennie and allows him to stroke her soft hair.
Lennie holds firmly onto her hair, frightening her, and he then covers her mouth to conceal any screams. George tells Lennie to look out over the water and calms him with the sweet tales of their dream farm.
Told in the third-person omniscient, the events and characters in Of Mice and Men are presented in unflinching detail from an unbiased point of view.According to MLA style, you must have a Works Cited page at the end of your research paper.
All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text. John Steinbeck was a world-renowned novelist, playwright, essayist and short-story writer. He was born in Salinas, California in He was born in Salinas, California in Growing up in a rural town he spent his summers working on local ranches, which exposed him to the harsh lives of migrant workers.
John Steinbeck: John Steinbeck, American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath (), which summed up the bitterness of the Great Depression decade and aroused widespread sympathy for the plight of migratory farmworkers.
He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am. The story of Cain's murder of Abel and its consequences is told in Genesis (Translation and notes from Robert Alter, "The Five Books of Moses"):1 And the human knew Eve his woman and she conceived and bore Cain, and she said, "I have got me a man with the Lord." 2 And she bore as well his brother Abel, and Abel became a herder of sheep while Cain was a tiller of the soil.
Watch video · American author John Steinbeck is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath. Learn more about his life and career at kaja-net.com John Steinbeck was an American novelist whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, portrayed the plight of migrant workers during the Great Depression.