Of Mice and Men in Context
Joseph Ereifej and Brendan Frankowski
Of Mice and Men throughout the Great Depression
The Great Depression began with the huge crash of the stock market on Wall St. in 1929. Now, this didn't ignite the Great Depression, however it did signal what was to come. In the coming months half of US banks, 13-15 million people were unemployed and unable to feed their families.
The American Dream! What values does it uphold?
These are a few of what Americans believed in when they moved to the New World in order to start a life. Everybody thought that the "American" way of life was the right way to live and that others should think the same. This sparked a feeling of nationalism in everybody with the American Dream in mind.
One of the main ethos of one living the American Dream would be that they work hard, they worked to get to America and they worked hard to make a living, this living meant leaving others to go make a better life for their children and so on.