Mice and Men 2 Chunk Essay

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In the 1930’s America experienced a widespread issue called the Great Depression. This was where the stock market crash, the significant increase of migrant workers, and the dust bowl which made life very hard for many people. None experienced the problems of the Great Depression as much as the migrant workers who had to endure it and they were always unsure where there next paycheck would come from or the next day would bring them. This process had brought families apart and changed the social structure of America. While everyone was separating George and Lennie stayed together and although they experienced loneliness they had friendship to counterbalance it. George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers from Weed who moved to Soledad California in search of work. They made this move after Lennie Small was accused of rape in weed, which is one of many mess ups that keep them moving from place to place. In the ranch there were many people. Lennie and George attracted a lot of attention due to the fact that they traveled together which is very uncommon for ranch hands to do, normally they are “…the loneliest people on earth…”(13). Throughout the story there was a main theme of loneliness illustrated through symbols and characters but Steinbeck did a good job showing that no matter who you were or where you came from you would always experience loneliness. In the story Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses characterization and symbolism to show that everyone experiences loneliness at some point. In the story Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses characterization to show that everyone suffers from loneliness at some point. They were in the forest getting ready to go to work the next morning and Lennie had spontaneously asked for George to explain what they were like compared to the others, so George did. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the

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