Of Mice and Men

by: John Steinbuck

Novel summary:

A few farmers trying to live and make money. They have a dream to own a place of their own. They come so close, then Lennie goes crazy over a girl. He kills animals without knowing and gets into fights. They begin to lose it all


The Predatory Nature of Human Existence- the people in this story go through real life issues. Including death and fights.

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Character development

Significant quotes from the story

The trip to the ranch George and Lennie

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn." That was important bec

About John Steinbeck

Date of birth: Feb 27,1902

Died: Dec 20' 1968

He had two children.He went to Stanford University. He was married then his wife died.