Classic literature is defined as an artist, author, or work generally considered being of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance. Steinbeck's fictional masterpiece, Of Mice and Men, is an essential element in the archives of American Literature. The description of the Salinas Valley in Northern California, the colloquialisms of the time and the accepted level of intolerance on a local migrant farm all help paint a vivid canvass of characters struggling with the concerns of isolation and the American dream. Often called the voice of the voiceless, John Steinbeck dramatically articulates a piece of American reality we often choose to ignore. Migrant workers were, and still are, an indispensable facet of the American fabric, working long hours for little pay. Of Mice and Men reminds us of that unattainable dream and the lonely struggle to capture it.