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John Steinbeck was one of Americas best writers when it came to writing about people migrating and looking for the American dream during the depression John Steinbeck was bor in Salinas California This place where he was born would later become some of the settings in his stories like Of Mice and Men During his younger years he attended a local High School he then studied literature at Stanford University He got out of college in 1925 after six years and not receiving a degree After he disenrolled he moved to New York City and worked as a laborer and a journalist for several years He later completed his first novel The Cup of Gold in 1929 Soon after that novel he married and returned to California where he continued his writing carrer He published two more novels which gained him money and fame He then started writing about the working class people in America which he had been for a while One of those stories was Of Mice and Men A story of broken dreams and the lonliness of labores during that time Of Mice and Men was a great story It is about two migrant workers who are travelling around the country looking to make money and get some land The two main characters are George and Lennie The story starts out with them arriving at a ranch where they are to work Lennie is a mentaly handicapped person who george looks after They have to stay in a barn where all the workers stay There they meet some of the other workers like Candy an old and lonely worker who has an old and whithered dog as his only companion They also meet Slim who is a skinner and who later gets close with George and lenny There are also other characters like Crooks who is a black guy who as a twisted spine Curley is also another character he is the
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