Research of Mice and Men

By: Jessica Kelly

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the time period John Steinback used in his novel Mice and Men. The Great Depression was a period where the whole world experienced economic crisis and millions of people went unemployed. The Great Depression plays a part in this novel because the two main characters are trying to find work and lands on a labor job to save as much money as they can.

About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck 1902-1968, was an American novelists who is most famous for his book The Grapes of Wrath and Mice and a Men which got turned to a movie. He was a happy child and went to college for the benefit of his parents but was only interested in writing. He dropped out of college and he was a freelance writer who won multiple awards for his books and short stories. He won the Noble Prize for literature and died of heart disease.

Works Cited

"John Steinbeck Biography." A&E Networks Television, 14 Aug. 2001. Web. 16 Feb. 2014.

"Mice and Men." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2014.

About Mice and Men

This novel is about these two characters George and Lenny who go to work on a migrant farm to rise enough money to be in their own. Lennie is mentally disabled and often gets George in trouble because he has a tendency to be to rough with things accidentally. So on the farm Lennie and the boss's son's, wife hangout even though George tells Lennie not to mess with her and one time Lennie accidentally kills the wife and is now fleeing from the farm before anyone can kill him. George finds Lennie the spot where he told Lennie to go to if he was ever in trouble and instead of being brutally murdured by Curly, George shoots Lennie out of love.