- john steinbeck (1902 – 1968) was born in salinas, california, which was also were the book ‘of mice and men’ was set at the time john steinbeck introduced the book ‘of mice and men’, money was a really big issue. John steinbeck's of mice and men is a touching tale of the friendship between two men--set against the backdrop of the united states during the depression of the 1930s subtle in its characterization, the book addresses the real hopes and dreams of working-class america.
Of mice and men presents a vivid portrait of life in california's salinas valley during the depression steinbeck not only depicts the hard-scrabble existences of itinerant ranch hands, but also spotlights the flora and fauna once abundant in the area.
In my final year at school however, much to my horror, we were to study the following: a winter’s tale by shakespeare, gulliver’s travels by jonathan swift and of mice and men by john steinbeck. 608 of mice and men, john steinbeck of mice and men is a novella written by author john steinbeck published in 1937, it tells the story of george milton and lennie small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in california in search of new job opportunities during the great depression in the united states.
When the other men arrive, george lets them believe that lennie had the gun, and george wrestled it away from him and shot him only slim understands what has really happened, that george has killed his friend out of mercy slim consolingly leads him away, and the other men, completely puzzled, watch them leave. 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.
George's opposite, a huge man, shapeless face, large, pale eyes, wide, slopping shoulders, he drags his arms the way a bear drags his paws.