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The quote noted by Oscar Wilde The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame demonstrates his belief on censors who hold the power of removing classical literature from the high school curriculum One such novel Steinbecks Of Mice and Men is a rather controversial novel and have been frequently criticized A tragic story about the brutality of loneliness and the significance of dreams the novel fills the readers heart with overwhelming emotions Although attempts have been made to restrict this piece of literature because of its violent plot and harsh language one who understands it recognizes that these characteristics are only used to fit the time period which is during the Great Depression Undeniably Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck presents literary merit and should remain in the high school curriculum Admittedly the novel shows the mistreatment of minorities however the characters that Steinbeck has created exhibit the value of friendship Particularly the main characters George Milton and Lennie Small demonstrate great care for each other For instance when George and the other workers have gone off to play horseshoe Lennie visits Crooks in the barn Crooks a bitter but lonely African-American talks to Lennie about his life and feelings As he observes Lennies loyalty to George Crooks develops feelings of jealousy and starts to suppose many different possibilities about how George is never going to come back Since Lennie is simple-minded he becomes defensive and gets angry at Crooks and says What you supposing for Aint nobody goin to talk no hurt to no George Then Lennie becomes so aggressive that Crooks has to back down and try to calm him by telling him that George is alright Even then Lennie is still worried about George until he gets distracted by Crooks new story The care Lennie shows for George is not one-sided George also displays a great deal of concern for
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