Of Mice and Men, world renowned American novel, by award winning author, John Steinbeck, was first published in 1937. Of Mice and Men, was one of Steinbeck’s most famous works and prominently known as a Great American literary classic. The novel was based on the author’s own experiences, working as a bindle stiff during the 1920’s, during which he encountered a mentally disabled man of which he based the character Lennie in his novel. The title of the book is taken from the poem ‘To a Mouse’ by Robert Burn, ‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry’. Of Mice and Men addresses the real hopes and dreams of working class America, during the Great Depression in the 1930’s.
Fanthorpe’s Poem and Death Of A Salesman Fanthorpe’s poem “You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly” portrays the ideas of intolerance and discrimination through the event of an interviewer looking down in repugnance at an adverse interviewee. The author utilizes tone to portray the prejudice attitude of the interviewer towards the job seeker as the tone shifts from seemingly being pragmatic at the beginning and then moving to a more audacious and insolent tone as the poem progresses. In Act 2 of Death of a Salesman Willy Loman’s devastating “business” visit and his experience with Howard compares to the event that occurred in the poem as they both reveal discourteous behavior shown by their superiority. Though the word choice of this poem may seem polite, the continuous use of language filled with prejudice towards the interviewee reveals a tone of sarcasm and incivility. When interviewing the candidate, the interviewer decides to begin by referring to the job seeker as an “adequate” individual reveals to the reader that the employee has already made up his mind that the applicant does not meet the standards for his attempted position.
Introduction This case study is about a drama movie called Good Will Hunting, the movie exhibits many examples of ethical, moral and legal issues. The movie was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film follows the story of a young 20 year old who is an orphan who grew up in various foster homes, and was physically abused as a child. Will works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Will is an extraordinary mathematical genius with a photographic memory, who enjoys solving math problems. Will is an angry young man, and accuses himself for his unfortunate abused childhood background and turns this self-hatred into anger in his emotional life and causes himself to be constantly in trouble with the law. The mathematics professor Lambeau of MIT university caught Will solving an extremely complex mathematical equation which one else could solve.