Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men A novella by John Steinbeck John Steinbeck (19021968) Born in Salinas, CA Father was a local official

Mother was a schoolteacher she inspired his love of reading and writing John Steinbeck (continued) During summers, he worked as a hired hand on nearby ranches

These experiences showed up in his writing Graduated high school in 1919 and then attended Stanford University Dropped out of school and moved to New York

to write full time Unable to get published, he returned to California In 1930, he married Carol Henning His first three novels from 1929 through the mid1930s were poorly received

Publishes Tortilla Flat in 1939 It was a turning point in his literary career In 1939, he wins the

Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck was a very private person Shunned

publicity throughout his life He died of a heart attack in 1968 in New York The Great Depression (1929-1939) Black Tuesday

October 29th, 1929 the stock market crashes The Great Depression (continued) Industry struggle and businesses

People Some lose their jobs banks collapse People savings

lose their personal Many people (especially men without families) become migrant workers Industrialized farms eliminate many agricultural

jobs Workers float among seasonal jobs Too many workers and not enough jobs The Great Depression ends with the onset of World War II in 1939

Of Mice and Men (1937) based on Steinbecks experiences in the 1920s Centers around two migrant workers near Soledad, CA

Of Mice and Men (continued) a novella short novel Also meant to be read and adapted as a play

Literary Terms Theme the central idea or ideas the writer intends to share with the reader Literary Terms (continued) Symbol

a person, place, or object that a concrete meaning in itself and also stands for something else Characterization the techniques a writer uses to develop characters Allusion

an indirect reference to a person, place, event, or literary work Foreshadowing a writers use of hints or clues to indicate events that will occur in a story

Setting the time and place in which the action occurs in a literary work

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