A Comparison Of "Of Mice And Men" And "The Great Depression An Eyewitness History"


A Comparison of "Of Mice and Men" and "The Great Depression An Eyewitness
The Great Depression is comparable to Lennie and George's life. I
would like to give a comparison of George Milton and Lennie Small to the
Great Depression. The time that this story took place was during the Great
Depression. John Steinbeck captured the reality of this most difficult
time.
During the Great Depression people needed to travel together to
share chores and duties to make a living until something better came along.
That is the way George and Lennie traveled. They traveled together to
take care of each other but George took care of Lennie the most, because he
was always getting in trouble. "You do ...

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the stock market crashed was
because farms were not producing enough goods. People started to work on
farms more to help everyone. Lennie and George worked for ranches and also
in the fields. "He's a good skinner. He can rassel grain bags, drive a
cultivator. He can do anything." (Of Mice and Men p.22).
If you really look closely, George and Lennie's way of life and the
Great Depression have a good deal in common. George and Lennie were
outcasts in life. George Milton was small in size and a very smart man
compared to Lennie. He was actually only of average intelligence. Lennie
Small was a large person and very retarded. Since Lennie was so retarded
he did not grasp the things that were happening around him. For example,
if someone became upset about anything he would grab them and hold and
squeeze until they stopped moving. Lennie would accidentally harm them and
that is how he got into trouble. George would then have to try to get
Lennie out of the current ...

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