The portrayal of African American Image in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

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Muhammad Farshad
Dr. Uzma Murad Panhwar

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The paper aims to explore, identify, analze and discuss the portrayal of Afican American Image in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. The analysis is made doing indepth study of theories related to race and racism, and detailed review of ‘Of Mice and Men’ and other similar literary pieces by John Steinbeck. The perception of race is one of the most thought-provoking themes to write about when discussing and analyzing American literature. It is also a topic that is recurring in the academic field. Why are scholars so interested in writing about how Americans have perceived race throughout their history as a people? Is it merely because it is peculiar and unlike how it has been perceived elsewhere? Is it because they believe there is a moral argument to be made? Some righteous, rectitudinous lessons to be learned and taught in order never to reproduce past horrors? To sum things up, the study has tried to answer questions related to race and racism in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men in particular, and in African American Literatiure in general.

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