Of Mice and Men Context
By: Jordan Ruth
The Great Depression
Fun facts about the Great Depression. President Hoover's name was widely used in relation to all of the hardships during the Depression. Zippers became used more because buttons were too expensive. In 1932-1933 The U.S. Mint didn' t make any nickels because the circulation of money was so low.
The American Dream
However today we think of the American Dream as opportunities for Americans to achieve prosperity through hard work. This includes having your children grow up with a good education in a good home. And being able to achieve all goals no matter your race, religion, age, etc.
His two famous writings from the time of the Great Depression were Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck is also known for many other great novels and short story collections. However In connection to the Great Depression those two books are especially known.