Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck. 1. About the Author: John Steinbeck. His books are set in California and deal with problems of working people . Characters in his books are immigrants from Mexico or from other parts of the U.S. who went to CA looking for work or a better life
Of Mice and Men
Born in Salinas, California 1902-1968
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Many lost their farms because they could not produce any crops.
People decided to abandon their farms and go in search of work.
*How do you reach the American Dream? What do you want to accomplish?
A Better Life
However, for many the dream became a nightmare.
The best laid schemes* o’ mice and men
Often go wrong
And leave us nought* but grief* and pain
For promised joy!
*schemes= set out plan
*nought= with nothing but
What is this poem about? Summarize it in 2-3 sentences.
How might this poem be related to the book (Of Mice and Men)?