John Steinbeck Essay Topics

Dream Team – Media Analysis

George and Lennie’s dream is the most commonly mentioned in the novel, they want to live the American dream and have their own land and home. Although Crooks tells them he “never seen a guy really do it” their determination is beyond that of normal men. They crave the freedom from ordered working life and… View Article

Dreams Mice and Men

George and Lennie’s dream is the most commonly mentioned in the novel, they want to live the American dream and have their own land and home. Although Crooks tells them he “never seen a guy really do it” their determination is beyond that of normal men. They crave the freedom from ordered working life and… View Article

Crooks monologue

Ever since I came to this ranch to work here, on this rigid structured horse shoe shaped land I always dreamed, hoped and desired for one thing and one thing only! That one day I would have my own land, that one day I would have my own peace and privacy to myself without having… View Article

The Three Strangers

In this wide reading assignment I am going to compare two different stories, John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Thomas Hardy’s ‘ The Three Strangers’. Both stories are written in completely different countries. Hardy was writing in 1883 about rural Dorset in the 1820’s and because of the time period, Hardy’s writing goes into… View Article

Of mice and men: a pessimistic story

The story is set during the Great Depression, a time of poverty, homelessness and pain in the United States. With impending war in the air, a job would have been a prized thing. Each character in the story lives a life that is full of hopes and dreams, which are coupled with the knowledge that… View Article

Throughout his novel

Reread the begging of section one of the novel. Write about the ways the writer uses details in this passage to make the reader think about the changes, events and ideas in the novel; in the way the writer uses detail in his passage to prepare the reader for the ending. Throughout his novel, ‘Of… View Article

Characters important in the novel?

1. 2. Steinbeck uses Crooks to show the loneliness of itinerant workers and the power of ‘the dream’. The harsh way in which he is treated by other characters indicates a strong sense of racism in America in the 1930s. 3. 4. Racism is an important theme in the novel due to an excess of… View Article

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Made me happy? Do you know that? One! ” Some critics would refer to this part of the play as a moment of Martha’s weakness, confiding in Nick with her true feelings for George, being the only man for her. However, you can also conclude from this point that there is a positive core of… View Article