Of Mice and Men

By: KvngReg

Summary of "Of Mice and Men"

John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" is a parable about what it truly means to be human. Steinbeck's story of George and Lennie's ambitions of having their own ranch dives deep into a spectrum of many feelings and emotions many of us share. They are both very human, of course, but when I say that I mean they are very relatable. This tale of Friendship shows the many colors or the word, through the good and definitely through the bad.

Theme Analysis

The theme of-"Of Mice and Men" is loneliness, frustration, and getting through hard times. Although the story follows the main characters George and Lennie they are not the only characters who struggle. Now the theme can be found within all the characters but i think that it really hits home with these next few characters.Nearly all the characters George, Lennie, Candy, Crooks, and Curley's wife all admit at one point of having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation.

Character development

Significant Quote~ Carlson

"He ain't no good to you Candy, he ain't no good to himself."

When Carlson says this it may just seem like he's being a jerk trying to kill an old man's dog, but this event means much more and is setting us up for much deeper things. Although nobody wants a dog to get shot it is important because this is foreshadowing for when George kills Lennie.

John Steinbeck

John E. Steinbeck was an American author of 27 books. He was born February, 27, 1902 and he died in 1968 in New York city. He is from Salinas, California. His 1939 novel "The Grapes of Wrath" won a Pulitzer Prize, so as you can see he was an established author. But writing was not the only thing he did with his life. He was also a war corespondent during World War II. He was a many of many talents and he also enlightened the lives of his readers with his vivid and realistic novels.