Topic: Could anyone help me with a good introduction for an essay for the book "Of Mice and Men"?
June 27, 2019 / By Amity Question:
I need to mention the fact that the theme of the book is loneliness and a bit of background information about the book? thanks!
Watkin | 10 days ago
Hello, The main theme of Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck is fate . The techniques he uses such as the title , repetition , echoes and symbolism are very successful in putting across his very pessimistic views on this theme .
The two main characters , George and Lennie , share a dream . George dreams of a piece of land of his own . Independence . A couple of acres , a cow and some pigs . Lennie dreams of tending rabbits . With the title Of Mice and Men' , Steinbeck is telling you that this dream whilst on the verge of realization , will be destroyed by fate . Read the full essay here:
This was my introduction for my old essay :P
Back in 1929, countries were insanely poor, and the working father of the household often had to leave where he lived, leaving his family, children and friends. He would have to leave because most of the time where he lived either had no good paying jobs to support his family or there was no one hiring because they couldn't afford it.
Wives and children would be left alone to fend for them selves getting the occasional pay check of what the working father could muster up from his job that was far, far away sometimes. Very often the wives would part with their hard working husbands, and find a new husband due to loneliness, or the lack of money coming in, it was a very depressing time for the society.
The great depression was the longest, most wide-spread and deepest depression of the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world's economy can decline. The depression had a devastating effect on jobs including cutting farm production which is where most of working men were if they didn't have a proper education.
In mice and men, two fully grown men travel together, Small strong minded George, and Big buff Lennie. These two men have a slightly different story as they make there way to their new job. The circumstances may be forced which is why they stick together, but their is an ever growing between the two, as they seek out their American Dream.
The American dream is what many people lived for back then, striving along on pennies, yet they kept on trying to succeed in making the dream a reality. The American dream can be anything you can think of, it is called American dream, as America is known as the country where everything is possible.
In the novel 'Of mice and men' the author uses many different techniques to express the theme of Lonelinesssuch as Curley's wife who is isolated by her gender, Crooks who is excluded by the other men because of his race or Lennie by his childlike mind.......
Then go into more detail about each character and mention the quote that slimm says 'everybody in the wolrd is scared of each other'(i dont know the exact words)
Hope this helps