Of mice & men (often abbreviated om&m) is an american metalcore band from orange county, california the band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist aaron pauley, guitarists phil manansala and alan ashby, and drummer valentino arteaga. Of mice and men was first published in 1937 so it is useful to learn about its social and historical context 1 the life of the author this helps us understand what message about human life/nature he was trying to get across 2 life in america in 1937 this help us better understand the events. Context john steinbeck was born in 1902 in salinas, california, a region that became the setting for much of his fiction, including of mice and men as a teenager, he spent his summers working as a hired hand on neighboring ranches, where his experiences of rural california and its people impressed him deeply. Home of mice and men q & a lennie's background of mice and men lennie's background lennie's background is only slightly mentioned with aunt clara but two claras (aunt clara and clara that owns the whorehouse) are mentioned in the book which gives us in insight into what his background is.
John steinbeck was born on february 27, 1902 steinbeck had two hardworking parents and three sisters he was a shy but a very bright kid he had lived a happy childhood with very little economic problems. Of mice and men was a major success when it was first published and continues to be one of the most widely taught and appreciated texts modern readers still respond to the universal themes of the. John steinbeck he wrote the book ' of mice and men' in 1936 like 'of mice and men' many of his books deal with the lives and problems of working people many of his characters in his books are immigrants who went to california looking for work or a better life.
I can understand the impact that setting has on a story by gathering background information on cultural aspects and important events of the time. A powerpoint introducing students to itinerant workers and their lifestlye, the 'great depression' and the american dream this resource provides a useful lesson presentation for those wanting contextual information for the study of john steinbeck's of. In of mice and men, steinbeck uses his characters, locations, animal imagery, and a simple game of cards to demonstrate to his readers that most people dream about lives of great significance but in reality, most humans' limitations keep these dreams from coming true, and in the long run, they are destined to experience common lives.
View the basic sample powerpoint introduction to of mice and men create an initial powerpoint presentation (based on the sample on this site) with an introduction to steinbeck, photos, the context of the novel, its characters, and themes. Mice and men introductory background information the preview offers insight into the characters, major themes and symbols, a plot summary, background on steinbeck, and the historical significance of the text. Of mice and men (omam) is a novella, or short novel, written by john steinbeck and published in 1937 steinbeck tells the story of two migrant workers, or people who move from place to place for. A short introduction to the classic novel of mice and men, in the form of five interesting facts 4 it was published in 1937 and was an immediate hit of mice and men was a bestseller then and sales remain steady today, thanks largely to its popularity as a set text in schools and universities.
Of mice and men by john steinbeck about the author: biography john steinbeck was born feb27 1902 in salinas, ca grew up working summers on nearby ranches with. Of mice and men is the last novel steinbeck grounded in the legend of king arthur in his subsequent novels, beginning with the grapes of wrath , steinbeck anchored his stories' symbols in bible tradition.
Of mice and men study guide background information: author biography john steinbeck (1902-1968) was born in salinas, california he came from a middle class family. John steinbeck wrote of mice and men to respond to the struggles and hardships of many americans during the great depression and the dust bowl our main characters are migrant workers, (one has a mental disability), who struggle to make ends meet and only have their friendship to guide them to their dreams and hopes.
John steinbeck's of mice and men is a parable about what it means to be human steinbeck's story of george and lennie's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice. Of mice and men is a tragedy that was written as a play in 1937 the story is about two traveling ranch workers, george and lennie, trying to earn enough money to buy their own farm/ranch the story is about two traveling ranch workers, george and lennie, trying to earn enough money to buy their own farm/ranch. Background and overview - of mice and men 1 background and overview 2 john steinbeck- author • born february 27th in 1902 in salinas, california, john was the third of four children, and the only son • during his childhood, steinbeck learned to appreciate his surroundings, and loved the salinas countryside and the nearby pacific ocean it.