Great Depression and of mice and men

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The Great Depression effected basically every nation in the world. For farmers, there crop prices were so low they did have enough money to pay off loans and many lost their farms and homes (Lowestein 1). In cities, thousands of jobless men roamed the streets, looking for work. Two thousand to three thousand applicants showed up for one two job openings, with no source many lost their homes and had to struggle to get food to feed their families (Garraty 4). “Many American children has not had milk in months in New York it was estimated that at least a fifth of the children in public schools were suffering from serious malnutrition” (Press 1). The depression did not only effect the farmers or the middle class but it also effected the upper class, some went from having millions of dollars in stocks and living in huge homes to having nothing and living on the streets (Lowestein 1). There are many connections between the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and the Great Depression. In the book Lennie and George look for work. They run away from their problems like in the Depression people move to different states and leaving their problems behind and hoping from a better life. In the Depression and the book their are no stable jobs. People are always worrying about their jobs and thinking if they will be able to have that same job tomorrow. Many things are related to the Great depression in the novel Of Mice and Men. The Great depression also played a major role in world events. In Germany, the economic collapse opened the way for dictator Adolf Hitler to come to power, which in turn led to World War II. There were many causes that led to the depression and many got affected by it. Of Mice and Men is an excellent book to tell someone about a life of men during 1930s. John Steinbeck did a great job writing this novel and telling others the difficulties of living
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