They are traveling together through california as migrant farm workers in today's terms, lennie would probably be referred to as mentally challenged and would have been in special education classes unfortunately those labels and resources were not available in 1930's california instead, lennie is referred to as not. You are about to embark on a journey of understanding of what it was like to be a migrant worker in the salinas valley of california during the 1930's, during the great depression what kinds of jobs are available here what was john what are some of the difficulties in caring for a mentally disabled person what is the.
Of mice and men is a novel set on a ranch in the salinas valley in california during the great depression of the 1930s shortly after of mice and men was published, steinbeck worked with playwright george kaufman on the stage version of the novel this version is available from prism entertainment home video.
Theatrical cartoon shorts of the 1940s and 1950s, particularly the looney tunes and merrie melodies cartoons released by warner bros, are awash with of mice and men parodies the reference most often appears in the form of one character asking another, à la lennie, which way did he go, george which way did he.
Unjust social norms in of mice and men in john steinbeck's novel of mice and men characters in the novel are segregated by sex, race, age, physical and mental disabilities john steinbeck portrays the intolerance and bigotry of 1930's america through the separation of his characters based on their handicaps lennie. Although he was a stanford university graduate and had published five books by the time he wrote of mice and men, steinbeck had more in common with his itinerant main special events like panel discussions and book signings are held fairly regularly, and guided tours are available for groups.