We tend to think of Shakespeare as the timeless author who did nothing but craft beautiful, hilarious plays for our enjoyment. However, the fact is that he was a human being affected by the attitudes and beliefs of his time, just like the rest of us. Sorry to burst your Shakespearean bubble of bliss!
Check out Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Of Mice and Men synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel. For more Of Mice and Men resources, go to www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen.