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Contextualising
'of mice of men'
Laura Hamid
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Table of Contents
The author...............................................................................................page 2
The scene.................................................................................................page 3
The great depression..........................................................................page 4
Farm workers..........................................................................................page 5
Racism.......................................................................................................page 6
Sexism.......................................................................................................…read more

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The great depression
The great depression started with the stock market crash in 1929. This lead to the stock exchange collaspsing, investor began to worry so they
startedsell their share which made the situation a lot worst.
Businessess when out of bussiness in 1930, there were many jobs losses, poverty and a lot of misery.
The great depressiln lasted from 19291941 and only ended with americas entry into the WW2.…read more

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Because of excessive farming on land, the grojng were drying and becoming infertile and thks lead to crop failures. These were called dust bowl.
Men worked on the farms all day
Many farmers had borrowed money from the banks to buy modern machinesfor their farms.
The men took temporary jobs wherever they could find them, and moved on when the work was finished. They often travelled alone.…read more

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They tried to get out poverty by sticking together but accused of crimes.
Sexism
Women were exoected to stay at home at look after the house, children, cook, clean and wash the house they were also expected to behave with
docorum.
Men were a lot higher than women and repected a lot more.
Men were allowed to go out and have fun and women were forbidded to do that .…read more

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