John Steinbeck used his advantage of being a labourer in the Great Depression when he wrote his novel of "Of Mice and Men"

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John Steinbeck the author of 'Of Mice and Men' has relationship with his personal experience. John Steinbeck was rich and had wealthy family but wanted to learn how poor people lived in the Great Depression.

John was born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He graduated from Salinas High School in June 1919. Between the years 1919-1925 he attended Stanfor University. His Family was a well-educated family.

John Steinbeck`s characters in the novella 'Of Mice And Men' (John Steinbeck) had connections between real time people. The characters physical appearance, their struggle e.g. being poor, having no family, being unemployed etc... The characters being uneducated being lonely, their actions, expectations. These characteristics tell us that John Steinbeck has used real time people in his novels.

John Steinbeck used themes that were related to real time events. 'Poverty' was one of the most common themes in the novel 'Of Mice And Men' Because of the Great Depression this was common.

In 'Of Mice And Men' George and Lennie have dreams because of Lennie They cant make these dreams come true because of Lennie getting into trouble all the time.