Do you know any hyperboles in "Of Mice and Men"?
''Nobody ever gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.'' - from Crooks to Lennie
''Nobody ever gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.'' - this quote is an exaggeration aiming to show Lennine that having his 'American Dream' is hopeless in the Great Depression.
Steinbeck basically uses this to add the context of the time period into the play
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