Mice and Men Research

By Eric Cardoso

The Great Depression

  • Lasted from (1929-39)
  • One of the causes of the Great Depression was the stock market crash of October 24, 1929
  • Life during the Great Depression was hard for many people the was a lack of trust.
  • There would be bank runs where people would rush to the bank and try to take out there money out in cash which would make banks go out of business
  • Another caues of the Great Depression was the dust bowl in which farmers would be over producing crops which created a dust storm destroying there crops which made them loose money and there homes
  • The Great Depression was a time of the economy being unstable

John Steinbeck

  • born in Salinas, California, came from a family of moderate means.
  • Was a free-lance writer
  • Steinbeck's novels can all be classified as social novels dealing with the economic problems of rural labour
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962 was awarded to John Steinbeck "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception".


Of mice and men

  • tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.
  • Takes place during the Great Depression and characters and affected the that harsh times and how the economy is bad, while they go everywhere looking for jobs

Work cited

  • Shmoop Editorial Team. "Of Mice and Men Summary." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
  • "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962." The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  • "The Great Depression." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
  • "John Steinbeck - Biographical." John Steinbeck - Biographical. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.