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Feb 05, 2021amandajolievo rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Of mice and men is a novel that takes place during the Great Depression involving two migrant workers, George and Lennie. They struggle to keep a stable job because of Lennies’ mental disability, he is unable to think as most do which causes him to get into unintentional trouble. When he gets into trouble they are forced to flee and find jobs elsewhere. This novel has a lot of deeper meaning represented by their new workplace at a ranch. In the ranch, we see representations of racism, sexism, ageism, and discrimination against those with disabilities. We also learn about how the American Dream is unachievable by many for various reasons and the uniqueness in society. This book is average, the beginning is pretty boring but as the plot thickens we get more interested. I think this book wouldn’t be as interesting to me if my English teacher didn’t assist us in understanding the deeper meaning of this novel. Overall this is an okay book and I wouldn’t strongly recommend this book.