Of Mice Of Men

By:John Steinbeck

Novel Summary

Of Mice and Men is about two men named Lennie and George who are good friends,but they face many hardships throughout the book. Lennie has a hard time understanding certain things and George is always their to protect him and help him, but George can not babysit Lennie anymore. Later in the novel Lennie meets new characters and makes somewhat enemies, as he and and George leave Weed to go and make a new life somewhere else and have a dream of owning their own acre of land one day.
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Theme Analysis

I think the theme indicated in this book is loneliness. Not only did Lennie and George faced loneliness but other characters in the story did. Such as Candy, Crooks, and Curley's wife. Lennie can not go a day without George helping him. It's almost like Lennie's in the dark and George is the flashlight the guides him out of the dark. Candy wasn't lonely until his dog died, Curley's wife is the only girl in the ranch and nobody talks to her, and Crooks isolates himself from the other characters in the book because of his skin color.

Character Development

Significant Quote from the Novel

A significant quote in this novel is by both Lennie and George say to each other "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...An' why? Because...because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why (Steinbeck pg.13-14).