Book Banning Project
Of mice and men has been banned in some schools because it is said to open a doorway to some of the darker issues in life such as death, racism, sexism, false hopes, and the harshness of poverty. There is also said to be too much profanity and derogatory towards African Americans. The 'N' word is also a major contribution to the problem. Young teens have been questioned about them being able to handle violence and racism which is seen a lot throughout the novella.
Support of Argument
Examples of Theme in the Novella
Important themes shown throughout the novella are friendship, the American Dream, loneliness, and racism. Examples of these from the novella are: "Crooks "This is just a nigger talkin', an' a busted-back nigger. So it don't mean nothing, see?" This clearly shows racism. This next quote shows friendship: "Lennie broke in. "'Because… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." He laughed delightedly. "Go on now, George!'" (Chapter 1) "O.K. Someday—we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and—" this quote shows the American Dream.