Of Mice and Men
While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck's work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing "Of Mice and Men" (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal; a friendship and a shared dream that makes an individual's existence meaningful.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lord_Boris - LibraryThing
I must be one of the few people who didn't read this novella as part of their school curriculum. So I was coming at this with barely an inkling of what the book was about. Suffice to say it was an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stef7sa - LibraryThing
A little gem, straightforward but effective. More a play than a novel and very reminiscent of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman in its tragical theme: the impossibility of the poor to escape their ... Read full review