Of Mice and Men Cause and Effect Essay

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Nadia Martinez Professor Scillieri Basic Writing 073 27 October 2014 John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men Many of Steinbeck’s novels address sides of social problems that impact the demoted people of society in profound ways. There are many social problems that are explored in this novel, including the treatment and perception of people who are poor, people who are mentally challenged, and African Americans. Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men are suffering from persistent anxiety. Most of the characters are overlooked the grinding poverty and frustration that they experience keeps them in a state of constant anticipation, followed by crushing disappointment. “Of Mice and Men” is a novel written by John Steinbeck. It is about two men, George Milton and Lennie Small, who go to work or a ranch in California together. The author sums it up best in the front of the book, “An intimate portrait of two men who cherish the slim bond between them and the dream they share in a world marred by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealously and callousness. George and his simple minded friend Lennie cling to each other in their loneliness and dream, as drifters will, of a place to call their own a couple of acres and a few pigs, chickens and rabbits in the country where land is cheap”. (Steinbeck 3) George is a small man who’s quick with a dark face and restless eyes. He has sharp and strong features, strong hands, slender arms and a thin nose. Lennie is the complete opposite of George. He is a huge man. He has large pale eyes, wide slopping shoulders and he walks heavily dragging his feet. Both of them dressed in denim trousers and denim coats. They wore black hats and carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders. Lennie follows George step for step just as a child would. This is a one of the ways the author

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