A contextual introduction to – ‘Of Mice and Men’ John Steinbeck
What was the cause? A mixture of.....
.....agricultural production increases with no higher demand which leads to.....
Zimbabwe 1st July, 2008: One hundred Billion Dollars for 3 eggs!
Hyper inflation The Great Depression Weather
American stock market crashes, October 29th 1929, BLACK TUESDAY.
In the countryside, sharecropper families are forced off their land by heartless landlords eager to survive the depression by shifting to mechanised farming.
A mass job-seeking exodus from the southern states..........
.....whilst attempting to grow crops in iron hard ground. Where would he sell his crops?
A 6 year old beggar boy, San Francisco 1937. (think of your brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces!)
Steinbeck uses imagery throughout the novel. • What emotive diexis can you think of to describe the position these people are in? • Put yourself in their position, how would you feel? • REMEMBER!!! Steinbeck uses imagery that evokes sensory experience in any or all sensory modes. It is intended to make the reader feel more interested and more emotionally involved in the work by creating a mental image of the subject.
‘Of Mice and Men’ By John Steinbeck