Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's novel is a depressing book but it has a lot of good life lessons. It teaches us about how hard it was to make a living in the 1930's. The two main characters, George and Lennie, travel from ranch to ranch to earn money. George has a lot of pressure on him because not only is he trying to make a living but he is responsible for Lennie who is mentally challenged. George has to make sure Lennie stays out of trouble and this is not easy and in the end it doesn't work at all with a disaster of an ending.
Of Mice and Men also teaches about racism. Crooks, the African American stable boy has to live apart from the other workers. Curley's wife threatens him and he knows she will win because no one would believe a black man over a white woman.
This is not a book to read if you want a happy ending! But, if you want to learn about the 1930's Depression, mentally challenged people, and racism then this is the book for you. It is also a classic and everyone should read the classics.
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