Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

Novel Summary

The novel, which takes place during the Great Depression, begins beside the Salinas River near Soledad, California, where two migrant workers, Lennie Small and George Milton, are walking on their way to a nearby ranch. They have recently escaped from a farm near Weed where Lennie, a mentally deficient yet gentle man, was wrongly accused of rape when he touched a woman to feel her soft dress.

Theme Analysis

takes place in California and then people meet each other and encounter problems and have different opposite unique relationships with eachother


"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." (steinbeck76)

Bio of John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California, the third child of Olive Hamilton, former school teacher, and John Ernst Steinbeck, Monterey County treasurer. The Victorian house in which Steinbeck grew up still stands in Salinas today.

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