Of Mice and Men
"Of Mice and Men", by John Steinbeck, is composed of four major themes. These themes are the value of dreams and goals, moral responsibility, social injustice, and the bond of friendship and loyalty.
The value of dreams and goals are that they provide hope and the desire to keep going in life, rather than lying down to die. When Lennie is feeling depressed in the woods he asks George to tell
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to lie and yell rape.
Steinbeck used these four themes to show what problems America was facing at the time. A time of racial injustice, loss morals, tainted loyalties, lost hope and smashed dreams. The people needed their eyes opened to what is important to everyone as a whole rather than to one. In the battle to arise up in the world, people rarely care who is on the bottom and why they are there.