Of Mice and Men

Mini Research

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a major worldwide economic collapse that began September 4, 1929. On October 29, 1929 the stock market took the lowest dive that the country had ever seen. The Great Depression is one of the largest economic collapses the world has ever seen.

John Steinbeck

A Pulitzer Prize winner for his novel, "Grapes of Wrath", among another two, one of which is, "Of Mice and Men." Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. For his schooling he attended Stanford and after 5 years, left without a degree.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck, an award winning writer most well known for his book, "The Grapes of Wrath." The book is about two migrant field workers during the Great Depression. George, one of the characters, is intelligent, but uneducated and Lennie, the other character, is of large stature but limited mental ability. The two men hope to own their own piece of land someday. But, Lennie just wants to pet the rabbits.