John Steinbeck's books depict a realistic and tender image of his childhood and life spent in "Steinbeck Country," the region around the city of Monterrey, California. The world-renowned novelist, playwright, essayist, and short-story writer was born in Salinas, California, in Growing up in a rural town, he spent his summers working on local ranches which exposed him to the harsh lives of migrant workers. These experiences would provide much of the inspiration for some of his most celebrated works such as " Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck published 30 books, including several that were well-respected by both critics and the public. Among those are "Tortilla Flat," about a charming group of layabouts who live near Monterey; " The Grapes of Wrath " about a farming family fleeing the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma for California during the Great Depression; and "Of Mice and Men," a story of two itinerant ranch hands struggling to survive.
Campbell expresses through this heartfelt quote, how the anger and bitterness that one feels builds up and results with one's loneliness. The story of Mice and Men, centers around these feelings as it describes the experiences of two migrant workers, George and Lennie. Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends, George and Lennie,. This shows that loneliness does not only affect you mentally but also physically. Being lonely makes your stress levels rise because of the lack in somebody to talk to. In Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, he develops the concept of loneliness through Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife, to show the negative impact of loneliness on somebody's life.
Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the s before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath. While it is a book taught in many schools,  Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association 's list of the Most Challenged Books of 21st Century. Two migrant field workers in California on their plantation during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent but uneducated man, and Lennie Small, a bulky, strong man but mentally disabled —are in Soledad on their way to another part of California.