Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThis article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. Of Mice and Men is a migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California , United States. Required reading in many schools,  Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association 's list of the Most Challenged Books of 21st Century. Two migrant field workers in inferiority complex who dislikes larger men — leaving the gentle giant Lennie potentially vulnerable.
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Of Mice and Men is a well-known classic, and with valid reason. The book may seem rather boring as many books about the Great Depression may seem but it is actually a great tribute to literature. The book is about a man called George and his childlike, kind-hearted friend Lennie. They find work in a ranch after being on the run from their old job because Lennie got them in deep trouble, and it seems that in this book he may get in trouble again as George may have not been able to help him. The book is great because, not only the great use of description, but the characters because Steinbeck shows how children are, in some cases, better people than adults in the way that they do not judge people because they do not see people or things from that point of view an example being childlike Lennie who has a mental disability though they didn't know that at the time the book is based.
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The reader is fascinated by a certainty of approaching doom. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece to the modern tough-tender school of American fiction. Brutality and tenderness mingle in these strangely moving pages. Chicago Tribune. A short tale of much power and beauty. Times Literary Supplement [London]".
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