compare and contrast essay: Of Mice and Men and The Pearl were twointeresting novellas I was able to read. Both written by the famous author John Steinbeck. Inboth books Steinbeck described a lot of social Injustice,hardships, and how his characters kept their dignity throughoutboth books. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Category:EnglishPaper Title:compare and contrast essayText:Of Mice and Men and The Pearl were two interestingnovellas I was able to read. Both written by the famous authorJohn Steinbeck.Order now
In both books Steinbeck described a lot of socialInjustice, hardships, and how his characters kept their dignitythroughout both books. In the book, The Pearl, it takes place in Baja, California, Kino,one of the main characters, had a trustful wife, named Juana, and aloving baby boy named Coyotito. Kino had a job as a poor pearlfisher, everyday he would go out in his old canoe fishing forpearls. Every pearl fisher in the little village Kino lives in hasheard the famous myth about the pearl of the world, which is apearl the size of gulls egg, and every fishers dream is to get it. One day Coyotito was stung by a scorpion and like any parentwould do, Juana and Kino rushed the little baby to the doctor wholives in the rich part of town. The doctor refuses to help them outbecause they have nothing to pay the doctor except some littlepearls.
In rage Kino punched the metal gates with all his mightcausing him to bleed at the knuckles. Which proves that if youhave no money then you have no power. The next day Kino found a clam set aside, far from the othersso he picked it up and opened it, and inside was the pearl of theworld! The next day Kino and Juana went to town to try to sell thepearl. When more injustice comes in Its worth fifty thousand,you know it. You want to cheat me! he told the dealers.
It shows that the dealers thought that Kino was just a stupidIndian that didnt know any better about how much the pearl wasreally worth. But Kino kept his dignity and his head high and wenthome to bury the pearl. Then the pearl started to give Kino trouble,people tried to steal the pearl and hurt Kino and his familyuntil he and Juana and their little boy headed for the mountains. Near the end of the book everything started to go backwardsKino and Juana had to hide in the caves, and their only son wasshot in the head and killed, and their pearl that filled Kinos headwith dreams and possibility was thrown into the deep blue sea.
None of Kinos dreams came true. In a more realistic story, Of Mice and Men, which takes placein Salinas, California, Stienbeck wrote this story set durring theGreat Depression. For example when Lennie andGeorge had to move from job to job to earn enough money to liveon. Once again if you had no money you had no power. Much likeKino and Juana, Lennie and George were both dream followers,only their dream was to one day have a farm and own land. Lennie had a disability and it was giving George a lot of griefbecause Lennie was making trouble at every job that they gotwhich caused George and Lennie to move from job to job toearn their fifty cents an hour working hot days in the fields.
George found them a job bucking barley. The social injusticewas when George is telling Lennie to dont say none because ifthe people find out Lennie had a disability they would not get a jobof any sort. Throughout this story I had mixed feelings for both Georgeand Lennie. For example George was basically a babysitter forLennie because he was always telling Lennie what and what not todo What are you gonna say tomorrow when the boss asks youquestions?I aint gonna say a word. Good boy!When they finally got settled Lennie got into trouble a lot withCurly.
Curly would always pick on poor Lennie because Curlydidnt like big tall people, and poor Lennie would never fight back. One day Lennie was in the barn playing with his new puppy asa two-year-old would do and Curlys wife stopped in to checkthings out. Lennie like to pet things, soft things so when the wifetold Lennie to feel her hair he wouldnt let go which made