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Of Mice and Men: Steinbeck was the most depressed person ever. What is he trying to do to us? So why are we reading this book other than to get more depressed than we already are as teenagers?
Steinbeck saw the promise of the Salinas River Valley, and he also saw firsthand how California was not the paradise that adventurers and fortune-seekers hoped and dreamed it would be. Yes, Of Mice and Men is about how the American Dream remains just out of reach for most ordinary, hardworking men.
Like I said, Steinbeck was just telling it like he saw it. Look out for each other. Especially look out for your friends. Of Mice and Men Lennie relies on George to keep him safe—out of trouble and in a job. But George sticks with him. He fulminates about it, sometimes gets angry at Lennie for being a burden.
But George is committed. Call it love, call it obligation, call it what it means to be brothers. Whatever the motivation, George is determined to do right by Lennie. And yet, George relies on Lennie, too. Lennie is the voice of innocence in Of Mice and Men—the flame of optimism that George has burning inside him, and which Lennie allows him to give voice to.
George articulates it, but Lennie draws it out of him. The problem in Of Mice and Men, though, is that once George and Lennie get to the ranch, they discover that their bond is pretty unique.
Most of the men they encounter are equally powerless. But rather than band together in the face of weakness and oppression, they turn on each other. None of this ends well.
But rather than be depressed about the poor choices of the characters in this book, take heart. How might things have been different if the other characters in this story had shared the insight of Slim the skinner, who observed: It invited confidence without demanding it.
Hell of a good worker, though. Lift each other up. Steinbeck's American Dream was last modified: October 11th, by Jenny Sawyer Got a question we can help with?View Tanya Steinbeck’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community.
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