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Explore the ways John Steinbeckpresents ideas on society in “of mice and men”?Paragraph 1In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores many cultural andsocial issues during the era of the great depression. Of Mice and Men is anovel about two migrant workers and their dreams which never become true. Inthis text the learning experience for the reader is that, dreams areunattainable and hard to accomplish. Steinbeck utilizes character archetypes todemonstrate the injustice the marginalized suffer in society. The reader incorporates from this novel that themarginalized in society have dreams which never come true. George and Lennieare two itinerant workers who have a dream to be, "living of the fatta thelan", and to be independent. Steinbeckforeshadows their dream as he gave away slight hints earlier in the novel whichhinted to the readers that the characters were never going to achieve theirdreams. An example of foreshadowing was when Steinbeck depicted that Lenniekilled mice and then, 'graduated' to killing a dog, after this it could be seenthe novel would not have a pleasant ending.This implies to thereader that novel depicts the failure of the American dreams as the novel showsracism, discrimination and fails to depict that 'all people have an equalchance of success'. Racism is evident in this text by the use of Crook'scharacter, who is a black worker utilized to show racism. Paragraph 2Theme of racism and lonelinessshown through the character of Crooks in 'Of Mice and Men' is that this isbased in the 1930's at this time racism was abolished but still carried on, theGreat Depression was at its worst so people became lonely because they had togo and work of ranches. The Great the Depression is when the biggest banks ofthe USA became bankrupted, so all the people who invested in the banks lost alltheir money. This made some people depressed and did not think they could notcope. But in most cases they carried on with their treacherous lives. This issymbolized by Crooks in the story. He is a 'lonely' and desperate forcommunication for others because of his colour. John Steinbeck realized thisracism at this time and separates Crooks from the rest of the ranch workers.The ranch is a microcosm to the hole of America.This conveys to the reader that in this time when the Great Depression was at its worst people becamelonely because they had to travel around ranches to find work, there was oneplace where people didn't argue except the Native Americans about the racism,was in fact the racism but it showed most people that they went at the bottomof the chain and showed a ray of hope of the ranch works Paragraph 3Curley's wiferepresents the typical women in the 1930s. She had 'full, rouged lips andwide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung inlittle rolled clusters. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on theinstep of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers.' Curley's wife isnever named in the novel: she is referred to as Curley's wife, making her soundas if she is Curley's possession, an object. She is not treated as anindividual in her own right, which is something she bitterly resents, but sheis seen by various other characters as a symbol of other things: a temptress, achattel, a sex-object, or even a piece of 'jail bait'.This shows us thatdespite she is married she flaunts herself around the ranch in an inappropriateclothing. The reason for this is because she is bored, and unhappy, and notseeking enough attention from Curley. She wants to make him jealous, byflirting with all the men in the ranch, and making him jealous. Paragraph 4Throughout'Of Mice and Men' the author, John Steinbeck, uses symbolism to reflect some ofthe characters motives and their relationships with one another. Steinbeck usesparticular extracts, to relate to the different characters in the book, each ofthem representing a wide range of people in society at that time. One of thefirst aspects that Steinbeck uses as a source of symbolism, is the title. 'OfMice and Men' is actually the title of a poem written by the famous Scottishpoet and writer of folksongs Robert Burns. The poem is about a mouse whose nestis destroyed by a plough. The best laid schemes 'O Mice and Man gang oftagley,' meaning things often go wrong. The poem and title basically mean thatplans don't always go as they were meant to. The title is symbolic to the book,as, certain characters are metaphorically ploughed: Many of the characters inthe novel have dreams, in the sense that they have hopes and ambitions. Lennieand George have a dream of living on a farm together, where they would be free. The 'dreamfarm' represents the ambition and possibility to escape from the itinerantworkers' loneliness and poverty.This implies to the reader that the safest way for Lennie and the rabbits,is to be quiet. The ranch itself symbolizes the society as a whole in the1930s. The workers on the ranch live lives that are unnatural because they leada rootless existence outside of any proper society. It symbolizes how peoplehad to look for a job all over the country to make a living. The ranch reflectsthe poverty, inequality and living conditions at that time: how George searchedfor vermin when he first arrived at the ranch, how Crooks is separated from therest, in his own room, due to the racial discrimination. And again, howCurley's wife is treated in the ranch: not equal, with very little respect.George is the one who looks after Lennie and has done for years. He symbolizesthe person who cares for someone and doesn't look for a reward in return. Paragraph 5Throughout the novel Steinbeck deliberately under-representswomen, with the only female to physically make an appearance being Curley’swife, and she is not even afforded the dignity of a name. This is perhaps toreflect the fact that women in 1930s America often weren’t afforded the thoughtand importance their equal numbers with men deserved. Only three types of womenappear or are described in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; “Aunt Clara”, portrayedas the domestic hero and noble housewife women at the time were generallyexpected to become – then, Curley’s wife being an example, there is also thosewho have failed to become the above, and hence are instead dismissed as a“tart” or “jailbait” by the ranch hands. The third includes “Susy”; the ownerof a brothel’ “cracking” jokes all the time”.
Steinbeck immediately dismiss Curley’s wife, choosing todescribe her as a “girl” rather than a ‘woman’, then describing only herappearance as “heavily made up”, and wearing a “cotton house dress”, as ifthese were the only important features about her. Tragically, Curley’s wifeherself seems to realise her placement at the bottom of the hierarchy of theranch, when she includes herself in noting “they left all the weak ones here”. Indeed, she relies on herhusband for any place among them, perhaps a sad reflection that a woman’ssocial standing was often only as high as who her husband was.This conveys to the reader that Steinbeck shows his attitude to Curley's wife when Lennie and her weretalking in Chapter 5. They seem to be very similar, both very innocent andnaive with their love for soft things and dreams. And when she dies, hedescribes her as "very pretty and simple" with "all the meannessand the planning’s and the discontent and the ache for attention...gone fromher face". Almost as if she is better off dead than she was alive, becausenow she isn't part of a cruel world where all she got was unhappiness and loneliness.

Her death in this way is again, almost the same asLennie's. The reader may think it was better off that way, for Lennie to diehappily, thinking his dream was finally coming true." ��$C
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Explore the ways John Steinbeckpresents ideas on society in “of mice and men”?Paragraph 1In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores many cultural andsocial issues during the era of the great depression. Of Mice and Men is anovel about two migrant workers and their dreams which never become true. Inthis text the learning experience for the reader is that, dreams areunattainable and hard to accomplish. Steinbeck utilizes character archetypes todemonstrate the injustice the marginalized suffer in society. The reader incorporates from this novel that themarginalized in society have dreams which never come true. George and Lennieare two itinerant workers who have a dream to be, "living of the fatta thelan", and to be independent. Steinbeckforeshadows their dream as he gave away slight hints earlier in the novel whichhinted to the readers that the characters were never going to achieve theirdreams. An example of foreshadowing was when Steinbeck depicted that Lenniekilled mice and then, 'graduated' to killing a dog, after this it could be seenthe novel would not have a pleasant ending.This implies to thereader that novel depicts the failure of the American dreams as the novel showsracism, discrimination and fails to depict that 'all people have an equalchance of success'. Racism is evident in this text by the use of Crook'scharacter, who is a black worker utilized to show racism. Paragraph 2Theme of racism and lonelinessshown through the character of Crooks in 'Of Mice and Men' is that this isbased in the 1930's at this time racism was abolished but still carried on, theGreat Depression was at its worst so people became lonely because they had togo and work of ranches. The Great the Depression is when the biggest banks ofthe USA became bankrupted, so all the people who invested in the banks lost alltheir money. This made some people depressed and did not think they could notcope. But in most cases they carried on with their treacherous lives. This issymbolized by Crooks in the story. He is a 'lonely' and desperate forcommunication for others because of his colour. John Steinbeck realized thisracism at this time and separates Crooks from the rest of the ranch workers.The ranch is a microcosm to the hole of America.This conveys to the reader that in this time when the Great Depression was at its worst people becamelonely because they had to travel around ranches to find work, there was oneplace where people didn't argue except the Native Americans about the racism,was in fact the racism but it showed most people that they went at the bottomof the chain and showed a ray of hope of the ranch works Paragraph 3Curley's wiferepresents the typical women in the 1930s. She had 'full, rouged lips andwide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung inlittle rolled clusters. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on theinstep of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers.' Curley's wife isnever named in the novel: she is referred to as Curley's wife, making her soundas if she is Curley's possession, an object. She is not treated as anindividual in her own right, which is something she bitterly resents, but sheis seen by various other characters as a symbol of other things: a temptress, achattel, a sex-object, or even a piece of 'jail bait'.This shows us thatdespite she is married she flaunts herself around the ranch in an inappropriateclothing. The reason for this is because she is bored, and unhappy, and notseeking enough attention from Curley. She wants to make him jealous, byflirting with all the men in the ranch, and making him jealous. Paragraph 4Throughout'Of Mice and Men' the author, John Steinbeck, uses symbolism to reflect some ofthe characters motives and their relationships with one another. Steinbeck usesparticular extracts, to relate to the different characters in the book, each ofthem representing a wide range of people in society at that time. One of thefirst aspects that Steinbeck uses as a source of symbolism, is the title. 'OfMice and Men' is actually the title of a poem written by the famous Scottishpoet and writer of folksongs Robert Burns. The poem is about a mouse whose nestis destroyed by a plough. The best laid schemes 'O Mice and Man gang oftagley,' meaning things often go wrong. The poem and title basically mean thatplans don't always go as they were meant to. The title is symbolic to the book,as, certain characters are metaphorically ploughed: Many of the characters inthe novel have dreams, in the sense that they have hopes and ambitions. Lennieand George have a dream of living on a farm together, where they would be free. The 'dreamfarm' represents the ambition and possibility to escape from the itinerantworkers' loneliness and poverty.This implies to the reader that the safest way for Lennie and the rabbits,is to be quiet. The ranch itself symbolizes the society as a whole in the1930s. The workers on the ranch live lives that are unnatural because they leada rootless existence outside of any proper society. It symbolizes how peoplehad to look for a job all over the country to make a living. The ranch reflectsthe poverty, inequality and living conditions at that time: how George searchedfor vermin when he first arrived at the ranch, how Crooks is separated from therest, in his own room, due to the racial discrimination. And again, howCurley's wife is treated in the ranch: not equal, with very little respect.George is the one who looks after Lennie and has done for years. He symbolizesthe person who cares for someone and doesn't look for a reward in return. Paragraph 5Throughout the novel Steinbeck deliberately under-representswomen, with the only female to physically make an appearance being Curley’swife, and she is not even afforded the dignity of a name. This is perhaps toreflect the fact that women in 1930s America often weren’t afforded the thoughtand importance their equal numbers with men deserved. Only three types of womenappear or are described in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; “Aunt Clara”, portrayedas the domestic hero and noble housewife women at the time were generallyexpected to become – then, Curley’s wife being an example, there is also thosewho have failed to become the above, and hence are instead dismissed as a“tart” or “jailbait” by the ranch hands. The third includes “Susy”; the ownerof a brothel’ “cracking” jokes all the time”.
Steinbeck immediately dismiss Curley’s wife, choosing todescribe her as a “girl” rather than a ‘woman’, then describing only herappearance as “heavily made up”, and wearing a “cotton house dress”, as ifthese were the only important features about her. Tragically, Curley’s wifeherself seems to realise her placement at the bottom of the hierarchy of theranch, when she includes herself in noting “they left all the weak ones here”. Indeed, she relies on herhusband for any place among them, perhaps a sad reflection that a woman’ssocial standing was often only as high as who her husband was.This conveys to the reader that Steinbeck shows his attitude to Curley's wife when Lennie and her weretalking in Chapter 5. They seem to be very similar, both very innocent andnaive with their love for soft things and dreams. And when she dies, hedescribes her as "very pretty and simple" with "all the meannessand the planning’s and the discontent and the ache for attention...gone fromher face". Almost as if she is better off dead than she was alive, becausenow she isn't part of a cruel world where all she got was unhappiness and loneliness.

Her death in this way is again, almost the same asLennie's. The reader may think it was better off that way, for Lennie to diehappily, thinking his dream was finally coming true." ��$C
You haven't mentioned anything about the 'American Dream' - I studied this a few years ago for GCSE so for a higher mark I would definitely talk about that
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Explore the ways John Steinbeckpresents ideas on society in “of mice and men”?Paragraph 1In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores many cultural andsocial issues during the era of the great depression. Of Mice and Men is anovel about two migrant workers and their dreams which never become true. Inthis text the learning experience for the reader is that, dreams areunattainable and hard to accomplish. Steinbeck utilizes character archetypes todemonstrate the injustice the marginalized suffer in society. The reader incorporates from this novel that themarginalized in society have dreams which never come true. George and Lennieare two itinerant workers who have a dream to be, "living of the fatta thelan", and to be independent. Steinbeckforeshadows their dream as he gave away slight hints earlier in the novel whichhinted to the readers that the characters were never going to achieve theirdreams. An example of foreshadowing was when Steinbeck depicted that Lenniekilled mice and then, 'graduated' to killing a dog, after this it could be seenthe novel would not have a pleasant ending.This implies to thereader that novel depicts the failure of the American dreams as the novel showsracism, discrimination and fails to depict that 'all people have an equalchance of success'. Racism is evident in this text by the use of Crook'scharacter, who is a black worker utilized to show racism. Paragraph 2Theme of racism and lonelinessshown through the character of Crooks in 'Of Mice and Men' is that this isbased in the 1930's at this time racism was abolished but still carried on, theGreat Depression was at its worst so people became lonely because they had togo and work of ranches. The Great the Depression is when the biggest banks ofthe USA became bankrupted, so all the people who invested in the banks lost alltheir money. This made some people depressed and did not think they could notcope. But in most cases they carried on with their treacherous lives. This issymbolized by Crooks in the story. He is a 'lonely' and desperate forcommunication for others because of his colour. John Steinbeck realized thisracism at this time and separates Crooks from the rest of the ranch workers.The ranch is a microcosm to the hole of America.This conveys to the reader that in this time when the Great Depression was at its worst people becamelonely because they had to travel around ranches to find work, there was oneplace where people didn't argue except the Native Americans about the racism,was in fact the racism but it showed most people that they went at the bottomof the chain and showed a ray of hope of the ranch works Paragraph 3Curley's wiferepresents the typical women in the 1930s. She had 'full, rouged lips andwide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung inlittle rolled clusters. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on theinstep of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers.' Curley's wife isnever named in the novel: she is referred to as Curley's wife, making her soundas if she is Curley's possession, an object. She is not treated as anindividual in her own right, which is something she bitterly resents, but sheis seen by various other characters as a symbol of other things: a temptress, achattel, a sex-object, or even a piece of 'jail bait'.This shows us thatdespite she is married she flaunts herself around the ranch in an inappropriateclothing. The reason for this is because she is bored, and unhappy, and notseeking enough attention from Curley. She wants to make him jealous, byflirting with all the men in the ranch, and making him jealous. Paragraph 4Throughout'Of Mice and Men' the author, John Steinbeck, uses symbolism to reflect some ofthe characters motives and their relationships with one another. Steinbeck usesparticular extracts, to relate to the different characters in the book, each ofthem representing a wide range of people in society at that time. One of thefirst aspects that Steinbeck uses as a source of symbolism, is the title. 'OfMice and Men' is actually the title of a poem written by the famous Scottishpoet and writer of folksongs Robert Burns. The poem is about a mouse whose nestis destroyed by a plough. The best laid schemes 'O Mice and Man gang oftagley,' meaning things often go wrong. The poem and title basically mean thatplans don't always go as they were meant to. The title is symbolic to the book,as, certain characters are metaphorically ploughed: Many of the characters inthe novel have dreams, in the sense that they have hopes and ambitions. Lennieand George have a dream of living on a farm together, where they would be free. The 'dreamfarm' represents the ambition and possibility to escape from the itinerantworkers' loneliness and poverty.This implies to the reader that the safest way for Lennie and the rabbits,is to be quiet. The ranch itself symbolizes the society as a whole in the1930s. The workers on the ranch live lives that are unnatural because they leada rootless existence outside of any proper society. It symbolizes how peoplehad to look for a job all over the country to make a living. The ranch reflectsthe poverty, inequality and living conditions at that time: how George searchedfor vermin when he first arrived at the ranch, how Crooks is separated from therest, in his own room, due to the racial discrimination. And again, howCurley's wife is treated in the ranch: not equal, with very little respect.George is the one who looks after Lennie and has done for years. He symbolizesthe person who cares for someone and doesn't look for a reward in return. Paragraph 5Throughout the novel Steinbeck deliberately under-representswomen, with the only female to physically make an appearance being Curley’swife, and she is not even afforded the dignity of a name. This is perhaps toreflect the fact that women in 1930s America often weren’t afforded the thoughtand importance their equal numbers with men deserved. Only three types of womenappear or are described in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; “Aunt Clara”, portrayedas the domestic hero and noble housewife women at the time were generallyexpected to become – then, Curley’s wife being an example, there is also thosewho have failed to become the above, and hence are instead dismissed as a“tart” or “jailbait” by the ranch hands. The third includes “Susy”; the ownerof a brothel’ “cracking” jokes all the time”.
Steinbeck immediately dismiss Curley’s wife, choosing todescribe her as a “girl” rather than a ‘woman’, then describing only herappearance as “heavily made up”, and wearing a “cotton house dress”, as ifthese were the only important features about her. Tragically, Curley’s wifeherself seems to realise her placement at the bottom of the hierarchy of theranch, when she includes herself in noting “they left all the weak ones here”. Indeed, she relies on herhusband for any place among them, perhaps a sad reflection that a woman’ssocial standing was often only as high as who her husband was.This conveys to the reader that Steinbeck shows his attitude to Curley's wife when Lennie and her weretalking in Chapter 5. They seem to be very similar, both very innocent andnaive with their love for soft things and dreams. And when she dies, hedescribes her as "very pretty and simple" with "all the meannessand the planning’s and the discontent and the ache for attention...gone fromher face". Almost as if she is better off dead than she was alive, becausenow she isn't part of a cruel world where all she got was unhappiness and loneliness.

Her death in this way is again, almost the same asLennie's. The reader may think it was better off that way, for Lennie to diehappily, thinking his dream was finally coming true." ��$C
You haven't mentioned anything about the 'American Dream' - I studied this a few years ago for GCSE so for a higher mark I would definitely talk about that and also your essay is very descriptive and although it does make some analysis, more is needed, pack it with some juicy quotes and terminology
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Also perhaps mention the California 'dust bowl' - I can't remember much else about content as this was years ago for me now, but you could try and raise these points with your teacher for help expanding on them.
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