Of Mice and Men | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by William Goldhurst

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Of Mice and Men.
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Critical Essay by William Goldhurst

Of Mice and Men is a short novel in six scenes presented in description-dialogue-action form that approximates stage drama in its effect…. The time scheme runs from Thursday evening through Sunday evening—exactly three days in sequence, a matter of some importance, as we shall see presently. The setting is the Salinas Valley in California, and most of the characters are unskilled migratory workers who drift about the villages and ranches of that area picking up odd jobs or doing short-term field work and then moving on to the next place of employment. Steinbeck focuses on two such laborers who dream of one day saving up enough money to buy a small farm of their own. (p. 124)

The title of the story has a two-fold application and significance. First it refers to naturalistic details within the texture of the novella...

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