The Grapes of WrathThe Moon is DownCannery RowEast of

The Grapes of WrathThe Moon is DownCannery RowEast of


  • Hardcover
  • 950 pages
  • The Grapes of WrathThe Moon is DownCannery RowEast of EdenOf Mice and Men
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 18 February 2015
  • 9780905712062

10 thoughts on “The Grapes of WrathThe Moon is DownCannery RowEast of EdenOf Mice and Men

  1. Dean Dean says:

    First of all please let me clarify that this review is only for Steinbecks masterpiece Of Mice and MenThis means that the other novels in this volume aren't review this timeIts a dramatic tale full of heavy feelingsLennie and George both wants lo live out the American dreamThey fall prey and succumb to prejudices an hostile environment and their own human flaws and shortcomingsSteinbeck will not let the reader even for a moment out of his gripPowerful written and with a strong and rich prose Steinbeck creates colorful pictures and lasting impressions which will haunt the reader like flash of lights for a long long time indeedI have eagerly devoured in a piece this novelStrong and vibrant put on paper by Steinbeck but the real treat consists in the deep feelings of pain and desperation this novel evokes in the soul of the readerHeavily and dense written brought atmospheric to paper creating fascinating moods in the reader and pregnant with deep and desperate feelings an unforgettable masterpieceI have suffered as an old dog is taken away to be shot in the headIt has touched me so much because the fate of this dog like a mirror reflects our own sick views and flawed opinions which like a swamp swallows merciful and compassionate feelings of love and understandingSteinbeck has created a timeless story about losers and how they cling to their dreamsOf Mice and Men is a must read for anybody who loves well written dramatic stories and also wants to developimprove and mold his characterSo five well deserved starsHappy readingDean;


  2. Della Scott Della Scott says:

    I've read 4 out of 5 of these at different times of my life I know that The Grapes of Wrath is supposed to be the greatest of all of them but I actually think that I prefer the Trask family saga East of Eden which on one level is a re imagining of the story of Cain and Abel The other family featured the Hamiltons may have been in part based on Steinbeck's own familyIf you are interested in a movie version the mid fifties version with James Dean and Julie Harris is OK though the Hamilton family and Cathy Trask are largely left out and of course Cathy evil as she is is the most interesting character If you want a true to the book version check out the 80s TV miniseries with Jane Seymour as Cathy


  3. Phillip Phillip says:

    Only read of mice and men This is a must read


  4. Heidi Heidi says:

    It took me a while to get through this book simply because I put it somewhere and forgot it This is my second time reading Grapes of Wrath I have not yet read the other books novels in this book and it honesty is one of the most poignant stories I have read in some time The story of United States citizens being treated the same as illegal immigrants in this country are currently treated during the dust bowl brought tears to my eyes as my family were Okies or migrant farm workers who migrated to California from Oklahoma and Illinois when they lost their farms in the 1930'sThis story brought humanity to the story of people who immigrated moved or were refugees without any other hope of to better their lives and feed their children than to leave everything they know the land that they love their family and friends and community behind for the HOPE of a better life in a land that far away and the trials of that travel that is based only on HOPE and sheer determination Only to get there and find that they are unwelcome


  5. Julie Barrett Julie Barrett says:

    The moon is down by John SteinbeckHad no idea what this book was even about had just seen who it was by and knew I wanted to read itI'm often asked who I'd want to have dinner with and I would always pick John Steinbeck Have read many of this other works and have enjoyed themThis one is about wartime in Denmark and how the residents are treated they band together some are traitors Didn't even know the country had coal mines and liked how the kids found the explosives in the snowHis books make you think about things a bit deeplyI received this book from National Library Service for my BARD Braille Audio Reading Device


  6. Neil Neil says:

    The Mount Rush of American literature


  7. Dr.J.G. Dr.J.G. says:

    Grapes Of Wrath It is not easy to read and I found it easier to see the film and understood better but therefore all the I value this work not because it is difficult but because I could grasp it through the film And the film truly was great especially when it came to the dialogue of mother and son at the end and Henry Fonda forever marked his place amongst the great with his portrayal and his delivery in the last speech It is an entirely worthy great in the original sense of the word work and for anyone from US it is a must read because it is your own history usually not told around in the fairy tale account of your country you get officially If you are not from US it is still a great work relating a part of history of US and entirely worthy of reading Difficult yes Great absolutely The book deals with the depression in US that was devastating there the beginning of an era in Europe that ended with millions killed in war and a sizeable few millions helpless killed by their own government in gas chambers and other ways of murder and so on In all this the poor and the not so poor that became poor in US were almost forgotten since the nation holds on to the myth that anyone who is willing to work must do well in that country This book for one exposes such mythsThe Moon Is Down Cannery Row About the down and out and small fry and the manual labour workers and so forth and their livesEast of Eden John Steinbeck is not only one of the most famous writers and generally also a very respected one but than anything he transcends often from good writer to a great one This is one of the works that is evidence of his uality that is at once magical and great bothEast Of Eden rises above the mundane and the unusual the common and the evil the different characters that it describes by the good and the superlative the aspiring human spirit and the calm comprehending one; the courage of one and the silent tragedy of anotherIt is not just the mirroring of Adam and Charles with slightly skewed images in Aaron and Caleb and the uestionable source of the money fo Adam's father mirrored in the beyond uestion source of Cathy's it is the whole lot of peopleEspecially Samuel and his whole clan on one hand with Adam's chinese housekeeper and cook on the other with his elders who went through years of learning to ponder on a uestion that had nothing to do with their ancestral culture And found the answer tooIt is Olive with her stoic encouragement of a pilot she thought was in trouble; her sister who spread delight and peace and joy like a delicate but definite perfume in hearts and lives and brought smiles of expectation to those that expected to meet her and herself died selently of a heartbreak Another one who married an inventor who went on trying at the expense of making money in fact spending all he had for his experimentsSamuel's horse who had a grand name because he had nothing else His wife who cared for her large family with the very little that their land could provide and did not worry only worked and provided and organised Samuel who knew that Adam's Chinese housekeeper was literate and erudite than his pretense to the contrary for sake of conforming to the local social prejudice in order to blend into the backgroundSo many charcters unforgettable and so many lessons implicit and otherwiseOf course one may complain Steinbeck went with the socially acceptable norm in depicting evil in the accepted form in prevalent cultural prejudicial terms of Christian and Islamic heritage by personifying it as a female while evil rages far often and far visibly out there in garb of male gender Think nazis think Stalin think kkk think paedophiles and other abusersBut one cannot expect everything from everyone and if Steinbeck did not rise above all of his upbringing limitations he was only humanOf Mice And Men


  8. Susan Susan says:

    Grapes of Wrath Review 81212Gave 5 starsThe Grapes of Wrath is a poignant novel which follows the story of the Joad familyI loved the symbolism of the story and the deep meanings and themesThe ending is by no means a happy ending but it ends on a positive and hopeful mood This is definitely one of my favorite Steinbeck novels Steinbeck is a genius when it comes to depicting the how the characters actually feel and the hardships that they have to face Another great American classic by Steinbeck I like this book almost as much as I loved East of Eden ;The Moon is Down Review 90212Gave 4 starsInteresting novella that follows the story about a silent rebellious coastal townspeople who have recently been conuered by an invading army While the townspeople do not outwardly or actively rebel or resist they look on to the invading army with cruel cold and un trusting eyes which kills some of the invading army's soldiers The dialogue was really creative and the characters were well crafted Cannery Row Review 82912Gave 3 starsThis novel is not plot driven but the story focuses on delineating the town and characters of Cannery Row Cannery Row is a good book for a uick read As he always does Steinbeck implies important short lessons about life in his story about the struggling between the rich and the poor East of Eden Review 83110Gave 5 starsI was astonished at how profound this book was I loved how the symbolism of the biblical story between Cain and Abel was included And despite this being the first time reading Steinbeck's work I can totally see why he said that it was his best work He transitioned the story so perfectly well despite having so many characters His meandering throughout the book necessarily added the effect of the story The symbolism was creatively crafted into Cain and Abel And of course East of Eden left an important message to its readers through a heartfelt memorable story TimshelAlthough I admit being shocked when I first saw how inevitably long East of Eden was I had to read it as a summer homework assignment it was very entertaining as a matter of fact It wasn't boring at all I really didn't think of East of Eden as one huge never ending book anyways East of Eden was really like a big collection of four books put together Like a series of books I RECOMMEND TO EVERYBODY REALLY ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN MASTER PIECES EVER WRITTENOf Mice and Men Review 20211Gave 4 starsI recommend to all Steinbeck reader fans The ending is extremely sad but Of Mice and Men is a worthwhile read that cannot be ignoredThe friendship between George and Lennie is extremely complex and they have a genuine companionship that is not parasitic but rather mutual istic Lennie needs George for intellectual and emotional support but George leans on Lennie for enthusiasm and hope Once their dreams of someday owning a rabbit farm are shattered George has to man up in order to save Lennie from a painful torture and deathGeneral Review of all of these books Short stories under 200 pages The Moon is Down Cannery Row Of Mice and MenLong chunk of a story over 500 pages The Grapes of Wrath East of EdenBetter of the bunch my personal favorites The Grapes of Wrath andor East of EdenBest short story of the bunch Of Mice and Men


  9. Shelli Black Rose Shelli Black Rose says:

    A couple of these I'd read as a teenager so I thought it was about time I re read them to see if there was a different perspective as an adult About all of the stories I have to say that I was disappointed in the endings I like for a story to actually be wrapped up at the end I'm not a big fan of cliffhangers or endings where the reader is left to imagine what may have happened unless there's a seuel It's almost as if each story was ended mid sentence The stories themselves were greatThe Grapes of Wrath was much difficult to read than I'd originally remembered maybe I skimmed as a teen? The thing I found the hardest to interpret was the dialect a southern hillbilly ish slang mixed with some old English I'm sure it was perfectly natural back when the book was written but it frustrated me a bit The story itself was funny insightful and heartbreaking I found I could clearly see and feel the trials and tribulations of the Joad family as they made their way west Each character was beautifully drawn out and easy to picture in my mind Even the scenery was vivid in my imagination although at times it was a bit boring to read about Of the 5 stories in the book this was my favoriteThe Moon is Down was my least favorite I don't generally like war stories or stories about politics so my opinion here is a bit biased There were so many characters in this story and none of them given an ample amount of description and it made it very difficult to keep track of who was who with the exception of the Mayor his servants and one or two others My favorite part of this story was the parachutesCannery Row had me laughing from beginning to end The trouble those guys would get themselves in was hilarious Again the characters were fleshed out very nicely East of Eden was an incredible story that seemed to go on forever The first half of the story was a bit confusing jumping back and forth from character to character with no obvious connection between them But once the connection was made it flowed seemlessly I loved every character no matter if they were dull and lifeless in personality or if they were lively or evil This is a story that would relate well in any time period Everyone wants better for themselves and their children and are willing to do just about anything for it This is a must read storyOf Mice and Men is a story like no other I remember reading this in school but I don't remember being as moved by it as I am now George is a caring and selfless protector for Lenny He is the type of man that all men should want to be The story is a sad one make no mistakes The stable buck Candy Curly's wife they all share the same problem lonliness I felt the raw pain of each one of them The story's ending broke my heart over and over again


  10. 1linfeng 1linfeng says:

    The Of Mice and Men was a sad novel written by John Steinbeck This story tell about two man Lennie and George being some reson must need to Leave their home and go to reach at up north Most important part was happen in the farm they has meet character in farm such as Curley and his wife silm candy and the carlson they have different personality At the end of this story was so sad Because I can feel what they feel and understand how did George feel form break his dream and kill his best friend I don't have energy word to describe how I feel If I am George I don't know if I will change the end or doing same as george He get a bad choice in this novel All the people in the farm they get not choice for their lifeNo hope No dream No Lennie any I can't think how hurt George was whole Novel was exciting and sad But it was one of my favorite novel The best things I like to read of this novel was the relationship between every character The best example was Lennie and George George always took care of Lennie like a big brother would Even thought Lennie got into lots of trouble George didn't just leave him alone to overcome his challenges What he did was help Lennie out of his difficulties and protect him When Lennie was going to meet the boss of the farm George told Lennie to remember to not say anythings George Knew that If the boss heard Lennie speak he might not let him work on the farmGeorge Always reminds Lennie what he can do and what he can't do Even I finish whole novel and read George Kill Lennie at the end I still think George are really like George and want to protect him George was the only people who understand Lennie and care him This kind of friendship was the best one I always want to have Because I was break out with my friends So I has to feel envy toward about their friendship Another reason I like The Of Mice and Men was the setting of this book Every character has different meaning and relate with the real society Lennie are show the child life in early 1920s George showing the working class's life Curley's wife are represent the whole woman during that time In 1920 all the worker might same as George They work during their most life to get money for buying a house and they have same dream This novel bring me a lot thinking about life Life always change and fast than our change When you start to plan your dream and about your furture but world already change When we start to read this book we read their dream and hope But at the end all the hope are already broken Nobody can change it


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10 thoughts on “The Grapes of WrathThe Moon is DownCannery RowEast of EdenOf Mice and Men

  1. Dean Dean says:

    First of all please let me clarify that this review is only for Steinbecks masterpiece Of Mice and MenThis means that the other novels in this volume aren't review this timeIts a dramatic tale full of heavy feelingsLennie and George both wants lo live out the American dreamThey fall prey and succumb to prejudices an hostile environment and their own human flaws and shortcomingsSteinbeck will not let the reader even for a moment out of his gripPowerful written and with a strong and rich prose Steinbeck creates colorful pictures and lasting impressions which will haunt the reader like flash of lights for a long long time indeedI have eagerly devoured in a piece this novelStrong and vibrant put on paper by Steinbeck but the real treat consists in the deep feelings of pain and desperation this novel evokes in the soul of the readerHeavily and dense written brought atmospheric to paper creating fascinating moods in the reader and pregnant with deep and desperate feelings an unforgettable masterpieceI have suffered as an old dog is taken away to be shot in the headIt has touched me so much because the fate of this dog like a mirror reflects our own sick views and flawed opinions which like a swamp swallows merciful and compassionate feelings of love and understandingSteinbeck has created a timeless story about losers and how they cling to their dreamsOf Mice and Men is a must read for anybody who loves well written dramatic stories and also wants to developimprove and mold his characterSo five well deserved starsHappy readingDean;

  2. Della Scott Della Scott says:

    I've read 4 out of 5 of these at different times of my life I know that The Grapes of Wrath is supposed to be the greatest of all of them but I actually think that I prefer the Trask family saga East of Eden which on one level is a re imagining of the story of Cain and Abel The other family featured the Hamiltons may have been in part based on Steinbeck's own familyIf you are interested in a movie version the mid fifties version with James Dean and Julie Harris is OK though the Hamilton family and Cathy Trask are largely left out and of course Cathy evil as she is is the most interesting character If you want a true to the book version check out the 80s TV miniseries with Jane Seymour as Cathy

  3. Phillip Phillip says:

    Only read of mice and men This is a must read

  4. Heidi Heidi says:

    It took me a while to get through this book simply because I put it somewhere and forgot it This is my second time reading Grapes of Wrath I have not yet read the other books novels in this book and it honesty is one of the most poignant stories I have read in some time The story of United States citizens being treated the same as illegal immigrants in this country are currently treated during the dust bowl brought tears to my eyes as my family were Okies or migrant farm workers who migrated to California from Oklahoma and Illinois when they lost their farms in the 1930'sThis story brought humanity to the story of people who immigrated moved or were refugees without any other hope of to better their lives and feed their children than to leave everything they know the land that they love their family and friends and community behind for the HOPE of a better life in a land that far away and the trials of that travel that is based only on HOPE and sheer determination Only to get there and find that they are unwelcome

  5. Julie Barrett Julie Barrett says:

    The moon is down by John SteinbeckHad no idea what this book was even about had just seen who it was by and knew I wanted to read itI'm often asked who I'd want to have dinner with and I would always pick John Steinbeck Have read many of this other works and have enjoyed themThis one is about wartime in Denmark and how the residents are treated they band together some are traitors Didn't even know the country had coal mines and liked how the kids found the explosives in the snowHis books make you think about things a bit deeplyI received this book from National Library Service for my BARD Braille Audio Reading Device

  6. Neil Neil says:

    The Mount Rush of American literature

  7. Dr.J.G. Dr.J.G. says:

    Grapes Of Wrath It is not easy to read and I found it easier to see the film and understood better but therefore all the I value this work not because it is difficult but because I could grasp it through the film And the film truly was great especially when it came to the dialogue of mother and son at the end and Henry Fonda forever marked his place amongst the great with his portrayal and his delivery in the last speech It is an entirely worthy great in the original sense of the word work and for anyone from US it is a must read because it is your own history usually not told around in the fairy tale account of your country you get officially If you are not from US it is still a great work relating a part of history of US and entirely worthy of reading Difficult yes Great absolutely The book deals with the depression in US that was devastating there the beginning of an era in Europe that ended with millions killed in war and a sizeable few millions helpless killed by their own government in gas chambers and other ways of murder and so on In all this the poor and the not so poor that became poor in US were almost forgotten since the nation holds on to the myth that anyone who is willing to work must do well in that country This book for one exposes such mythsThe Moon Is Down Cannery Row About the down and out and small fry and the manual labour workers and so forth and their livesEast of Eden John Steinbeck is not only one of the most famous writers and generally also a very respected one but than anything he transcends often from good writer to a great one This is one of the works that is evidence of his uality that is at once magical and great bothEast Of Eden rises above the mundane and the unusual the common and the evil the different characters that it describes by the good and the superlative the aspiring human spirit and the calm comprehending one; the courage of one and the silent tragedy of anotherIt is not just the mirroring of Adam and Charles with slightly skewed images in Aaron and Caleb and the uestionable source of the money fo Adam's father mirrored in the beyond uestion source of Cathy's it is the whole lot of peopleEspecially Samuel and his whole clan on one hand with Adam's chinese housekeeper and cook on the other with his elders who went through years of learning to ponder on a uestion that had nothing to do with their ancestral culture And found the answer tooIt is Olive with her stoic encouragement of a pilot she thought was in trouble; her sister who spread delight and peace and joy like a delicate but definite perfume in hearts and lives and brought smiles of expectation to those that expected to meet her and herself died selently of a heartbreak Another one who married an inventor who went on trying at the expense of making money in fact spending all he had for his experimentsSamuel's horse who had a grand name because he had nothing else His wife who cared for her large family with the very little that their land could provide and did not worry only worked and provided and organised Samuel who knew that Adam's Chinese housekeeper was literate and erudite than his pretense to the contrary for sake of conforming to the local social prejudice in order to blend into the backgroundSo many charcters unforgettable and so many lessons implicit and otherwiseOf course one may complain Steinbeck went with the socially acceptable norm in depicting evil in the accepted form in prevalent cultural prejudicial terms of Christian and Islamic heritage by personifying it as a female while evil rages far often and far visibly out there in garb of male gender Think nazis think Stalin think kkk think paedophiles and other abusersBut one cannot expect everything from everyone and if Steinbeck did not rise above all of his upbringing limitations he was only humanOf Mice And Men

  8. Susan Susan says:

    Grapes of Wrath Review 81212Gave 5 starsThe Grapes of Wrath is a poignant novel which follows the story of the Joad familyI loved the symbolism of the story and the deep meanings and themesThe ending is by no means a happy ending but it ends on a positive and hopeful mood This is definitely one of my favorite Steinbeck novels Steinbeck is a genius when it comes to depicting the how the characters actually feel and the hardships that they have to face Another great American classic by Steinbeck I like this book almost as much as I loved East of Eden ;The Moon is Down Review 90212Gave 4 starsInteresting novella that follows the story about a silent rebellious coastal townspeople who have recently been conuered by an invading army While the townspeople do not outwardly or actively rebel or resist they look on to the invading army with cruel cold and un trusting eyes which kills some of the invading army's soldiers The dialogue was really creative and the characters were well crafted Cannery Row Review 82912Gave 3 starsThis novel is not plot driven but the story focuses on delineating the town and characters of Cannery Row Cannery Row is a good book for a uick read As he always does Steinbeck implies important short lessons about life in his story about the struggling between the rich and the poor East of Eden Review 83110Gave 5 starsI was astonished at how profound this book was I loved how the symbolism of the biblical story between Cain and Abel was included And despite this being the first time reading Steinbeck's work I can totally see why he said that it was his best work He transitioned the story so perfectly well despite having so many characters His meandering throughout the book necessarily added the effect of the story The symbolism was creatively crafted into Cain and Abel And of course East of Eden left an important message to its readers through a heartfelt memorable story TimshelAlthough I admit being shocked when I first saw how inevitably long East of Eden was I had to read it as a summer homework assignment it was very entertaining as a matter of fact It wasn't boring at all I really didn't think of East of Eden as one huge never ending book anyways East of Eden was really like a big collection of four books put together Like a series of books I RECOMMEND TO EVERYBODY REALLY ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN MASTER PIECES EVER WRITTENOf Mice and Men Review 20211Gave 4 starsI recommend to all Steinbeck reader fans The ending is extremely sad but Of Mice and Men is a worthwhile read that cannot be ignoredThe friendship between George and Lennie is extremely complex and they have a genuine companionship that is not parasitic but rather mutual istic Lennie needs George for intellectual and emotional support but George leans on Lennie for enthusiasm and hope Once their dreams of someday owning a rabbit farm are shattered George has to man up in order to save Lennie from a painful torture and deathGeneral Review of all of these books Short stories under 200 pages The Moon is Down Cannery Row Of Mice and MenLong chunk of a story over 500 pages The Grapes of Wrath East of EdenBetter of the bunch my personal favorites The Grapes of Wrath andor East of EdenBest short story of the bunch Of Mice and Men

  9. Shelli Black Rose Shelli Black Rose says:

    A couple of these I'd read as a teenager so I thought it was about time I re read them to see if there was a different perspective as an adult About all of the stories I have to say that I was disappointed in the endings I like for a story to actually be wrapped up at the end I'm not a big fan of cliffhangers or endings where the reader is left to imagine what may have happened unless there's a seuel It's almost as if each story was ended mid sentence The stories themselves were greatThe Grapes of Wrath was much difficult to read than I'd originally remembered maybe I skimmed as a teen? The thing I found the hardest to interpret was the dialect a southern hillbilly ish slang mixed with some old English I'm sure it was perfectly natural back when the book was written but it frustrated me a bit The story itself was funny insightful and heartbreaking I found I could clearly see and feel the trials and tribulations of the Joad family as they made their way west Each character was beautifully drawn out and easy to picture in my mind Even the scenery was vivid in my imagination although at times it was a bit boring to read about Of the 5 stories in the book this was my favoriteThe Moon is Down was my least favorite I don't generally like war stories or stories about politics so my opinion here is a bit biased There were so many characters in this story and none of them given an ample amount of description and it made it very difficult to keep track of who was who with the exception of the Mayor his servants and one or two others My favorite part of this story was the parachutesCannery Row had me laughing from beginning to end The trouble those guys would get themselves in was hilarious Again the characters were fleshed out very nicely East of Eden was an incredible story that seemed to go on forever The first half of the story was a bit confusing jumping back and forth from character to character with no obvious connection between them But once the connection was made it flowed seemlessly I loved every character no matter if they were dull and lifeless in personality or if they were lively or evil This is a story that would relate well in any time period Everyone wants better for themselves and their children and are willing to do just about anything for it This is a must read storyOf Mice and Men is a story like no other I remember reading this in school but I don't remember being as moved by it as I am now George is a caring and selfless protector for Lenny He is the type of man that all men should want to be The story is a sad one make no mistakes The stable buck Candy Curly's wife they all share the same problem lonliness I felt the raw pain of each one of them The story's ending broke my heart over and over again

  10. 1linfeng 1linfeng says:

    The Of Mice and Men was a sad novel written by John Steinbeck This story tell about two man Lennie and George being some reson must need to Leave their home and go to reach at up north Most important part was happen in the farm they has meet character in farm such as Curley and his wife silm candy and the carlson they have different personality At the end of this story was so sad Because I can feel what they feel and understand how did George feel form break his dream and kill his best friend I don't have energy word to describe how I feel If I am George I don't know if I will change the end or doing same as george He get a bad choice in this novel All the people in the farm they get not choice for their lifeNo hope No dream No Lennie any I can't think how hurt George was whole Novel was exciting and sad But it was one of my favorite novel The best things I like to read of this novel was the relationship between every character The best example was Lennie and George George always took care of Lennie like a big brother would Even thought Lennie got into lots of trouble George didn't just leave him alone to overcome his challenges What he did was help Lennie out of his difficulties and protect him When Lennie was going to meet the boss of the farm George told Lennie to remember to not say anythings George Knew that If the boss heard Lennie speak he might not let him work on the farmGeorge Always reminds Lennie what he can do and what he can't do Even I finish whole novel and read George Kill Lennie at the end I still think George are really like George and want to protect him George was the only people who understand Lennie and care him This kind of friendship was the best one I always want to have Because I was break out with my friends So I has to feel envy toward about their friendship Another reason I like The Of Mice and Men was the setting of this book Every character has different meaning and relate with the real society Lennie are show the child life in early 1920s George showing the working class's life Curley's wife are represent the whole woman during that time In 1920 all the worker might same as George They work during their most life to get money for buying a house and they have same dream This novel bring me a lot thinking about life Life always change and fast than our change When you start to plan your dream and about your furture but world already change When we start to read this book we read their dream and hope But at the end all the hope are already broken Nobody can change it

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