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John Steinbeck

Published 1937




John Steinbeck


John Steinbeck was an American writer. Steinbeck was born in 1902, in Salinas Valley, California. Living in a small rural town, many of his books are inspired by his surroundings of local forests, farms and fields. He attended Stanford University but never left with a degree. He then attempted to get his work published in New York City but after failing he returned to California. He married twice and had two children. In his lifetime he wrote 27 books, including his greatest novels ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ (1939) and ‘Of Mice and Men’ (1937). In 1962 aged 60 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.  





Lennie Small




Misfit   Lennieis unable to adjust to different circumstances or situations. He is an outsider of society,



Misunderstood   Lennie is constantly misunderstood by many of the characters. He is targeted due to his disability even if he has done nothing wrong. Society has no sympathy or understanding for Lennie.





Essay   Describe the setting, and the effect it had on the text


In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the central setting is the ranch where the main protagonists, George Milton and Lennie Small find work and live. The setting is important because it gives the reader an insight into the characters lifestyle and plays a role in the movement of the story.


The story takes place in the 1930’s on a ranch in Salinas Valley, California. George and Lennie live in a bunkhouse with the other workers


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