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Copy of Of Mice and Men Background Information
Transcript of Copy of Of Mice and Men Background Information
The Ellusiveness of Dream:
George and Lennie Dream about owning a farm and being their own
boss. This is their American Dream
The importance of Friendship-
George and Lennie have a special bond that allows them to get through tough situations. Only a few other characters have this special bond Lonliness-
Many of the characters in the novel suffer from lonliness because they aren't able to build strong friendships/bonds with others due to circumstances beyond their control
People with differences are ostracized by society-
several characters in this novel are treated badly or unfairly because they are different Rabbits: Lennie constantly talks about how he will have rabbits on his farm,
this symbolizes HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Mice- Lennie's innocence- his inability to understand his own stength The puppy- innocence- the reliance of the weak on the strong the Old Dog- the disposability of the old/Weak/Disabled Setting What are Migrant Workers? During the 1930s, the unemployment rate was high in the U.S., and with so many men searching for work, agencies were set up to send farm workers to where they were needed.
They made very little money and lived in rough conditions VIOLENCE Realism "the faithful representation of reality"
Literature that aims to give a realistic depiction of events Regionalism Writing that focuses on specific features – including characters, dialects, customs, history, and topography – of a particular region