Of Mice And Men

By: John Steinbeck

Novel Summary

This novel is about two migrant workers that are looking for a job on a ranch. Then they find it and start working. While they are at the ranch they make many friends and go through good and bad times. They will laugh, cry, get angry, they might even kill. Read this amazing story to find out for yourself, don't take it from just me.

Theme Analysis

This story is about dreams, loneliness, having no power, fate, sadness, nature, trust, and love for one another.

Character Development


Lennie, a strong, caring person, but he is a little too strong when the story comes to an end. He really loves small, soft, animals but it leads to disaster.

George, a small, wise man that cares for Lennie, George tries to get to his goal because he has his best friend near him, he is nice and sweet but only to Lennie.

Candy, the ranch's handyman, loves his dog to death and has had it for a very long time. But Carlson shot him in the head, it foreshadows someones death.

A Significant Quote

"Where we goin, George?" The little man jerked down the brim of his hat a scowled over at Lennie. "So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you're a crazy bastard!" "I forgot," Lennie said softly.

John Steinbeck

Born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. John Steinbeck dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer before becoming a successful writer. He died in New York City, in 1968.

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