The first two books that I had chosen were relatively similar; therefore, I had to choose another book, which I had re-read a few years ago to a few of my daycare girls. The books were completely different, yet they each have had a lasting effect on their readers, effects that have stayed with us through many years.
Little Women is a classic. There is nothing that can compare to the values that this family novel encompasses. If ever there was a stamp for wholesome, effectual, loving entertainment, it would be this book. I love reading this to the girls when they are old enough to follow along and appreciate the story. The lessons of spirituality, family bonding and love are things that ...view middle of the document...
Final Project 3
Week 6 - Final Project
The violence in this story is horrible, with rape and murder holding center court a few times. These are accidental and one time not true, but the violence is still a bit staggering for the times. The character of Lennie is lovable and my heart went out to him. I often wished I could pluck him out of the pages and keep him safe. This book was special to me because it made me realize how precious life can be, how tough it can be when we make assumptions about people and their behavior. Sometimes we are quick to judge, without stopping to think of why others are the way they are, as with Lennie and George. It angered me that people took advantage of Lennie. At times, George was a little too stern with him, but I do believe he was trying to prepare him for life. There is not much in the way of spirituality in this story, which is what makes it so different from “Little Women”.
The genres both are consistent in the way they portray issues, such as family bonds and loyalty. They are similar and consistent in that they both show the importance of being true to your family and friends and standing beside them, come what may. “Of Mice and Men” is very consistent in the way it portrays the poor people and the justice system of the times. The rape charges as well as the murder charges are both thrown at Lennie without thought as to why and even if, he had the intention of doing harm (Stenibeck, 1965).
The most and only common issue between these two genres is the family bond that can be formed between people. The authors of these two books have shown how poverty, crime, illness and distance cannot break the bonds of people who truly love each other....