Of Mice and Men

By: John Steinbeck


During the great depression, two young men named named George Milton and Lennie Small are on their way to work on a ranch in Salinas Valley. On their way we realize that Lennie has mental disabilities and that George has the position his caretaker. Part of Lennie's disability is his memory but he always remembers he and George's plan to get their own place.

Theme Analysis

Reoccurring Themes

Of Mice and Men's reoccurring themes his the feeling of not wanting to be alone. This is shown within the first few pages of the novella when George doesn't send Lennie on his own.