Sunday, 26 October 2014

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

 I was stroked by this novella. This is incredibly touching. The Great Depressions' poverty is depicted in two characters – George and Lennie, who are hands and work on different ranchos to earn some money and buy a rancho themselves. For them it's the only way of having a freedom. For George – to be a master on his own rancho without having to give an account to somebody. For Lennie – to have an opportunity to stroke fluffy things (mice, puppies, rabbits) and to have enough sauce to his beans. Unfortunately things turn out not like they wanted.

This tragic story shows the brotherhood of men as human beings. George helps Lennie on every possible step regardless to his interests. They aren't actually relatives but act as more than brothers. These characters are great, no objections. But my greatest disappointment is Curley's Wife. I have expected her to be much more complicated and deep character. I can't say she was shallow – we just don't know, she hadn't enough time to shoe herself. But anyways the book isn't about her.
However, I gave this book 4/5 only because of this female character. 

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