Of Mice & Men
The American Dream...The Great Depression... John Steinbeck
Maggie Sullivan & Logan Sudholz
The American Dream
The American Dream has become a term used to describe the American way of life. Although many Americans interpret it differently, a widespread idea of The American Dream is connected to becoming rich and being able to achieve anything that you put the effort into. Many believe we, Americans, need to work together to achieve The American Dream.
The Great Depression
California had been going through a decade of economic prosperity, until The Great Depression. During the thirties, many banks and business's shut down and thousands of individual investors and depositors lost everything. Lots of owners of property lost their homes and farms, and unemployment is California had reached 28% in 1932, and two years after that, about one fifth of Californians were dependent on public relief systems.
John Steinbeck incorporated several themes into his works, such as; the nature of loneliness, man's prosperity for cruelty, powerlessness and economic injustices, the nature of dreams, the uncertainty of the future, and more. Of Mice and Men incorporates the theme of what it means to be human. I hope that wasn't a spoiler...