Why is Of mice and men a good piece of literature

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Why is this a good piece of literature?

What does a book need to be a good piece of literature? The novel Of Mice and Men written by Steinbeck is a book about a life of a ranch worker and their struggle. George and Lennie struggle to achieve the common dream during the age of the Great Depression. Steinbeck, the author, grew in Salinas California and was born in 1902. When he worked as a writer there was the Great Depression in the US. He was really affected by this. The Great Depression however, motivated him to write books about the lower social class and how it's like to be a Migrant worker. Of mice and men is an example of good literature because it contains brief description using imagery, foreshadowing that creates suspense during the story, and themes that the reader reflects.

Throughout the book, Steinbeck uses brief description to describe imagery.

Imagery gives the reader a mind image of what's going on in the book. Imagery is a key ingredient to a novel. Steinbeck uses nature and simile in the book. In the book, Steinbeck describes the scene of California so that the reader can understand the setting well. He does this in the very first page. "The Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green" "The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool"(Of mice and men Pg.1). Right on the first page, you can understand clearly where they are, you can feel the water, and hear nature. Steinbeck does this for almost every chapter; he is good at giving brief description of the scene. Steinbeck also uses simile in the book to provide an image to...