Of Mice & Men

By John Steinbeck

Novel Summary

Two best friends, George and Lennie. George is "small and quick and dark of face", while Lennie is big and tall but has the mind of a child. They're dream is to own a farm ranch together. Until they're dreams come true, they hustle work whenever and wherever they can. Towards the end of the story, people are out to kill Lennie. But instead of killing him right away they were going to torture him. So to kind of save him from that, his best friend George shot him dead in the back of the head.

The Predatory Nature of Human Existence

Of Mice and Men teaches a lesson to its readers about the predatory nature of human existence. Almost all of the characters have been lonely at one point.
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Significant Quote

"They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats and both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders."

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American novelists born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He died in New York City in 1968