Of Mice And Men

By John Steinbeck

Novel Summary

The novel "Of Mice And Men" was centered around two main characters. And their names were Lennie and George. They had a dream to buy a house in the Forrest and live off of the "fat" of the land. The story was set in the Great Depression time period, so getting the money to do so was very difficult. It wasn't easy to keep a job either. So they went to a ranch to become ranch hands. That's where they met the other characters. The dream was their motivation to earn the money. But there are complications along the way. Lennie murders a woman by accident and he gets killed himself by his long trusted partner, George. Their dream had been ruined.

Theme Analysis

Every story has a great theme in the center of it. As does is novel. One of the many themes this novel had was "Never give up on a dream". The two had a dream to own their own house in nature. To survive off of the fat of the land. And Lennie wanted to tend the rabbits on the farm. But they did anything they could to acquire money to get enough to buy the property. A they never gave up.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author of 27 works of literature. Born February 27, 1902. Died September 20, 1968 at the age of 66. He was the winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize of Literature. He has also been called the "Giant of American Letters" He lived through the Great Depression. And because of that, some of his novels were based off of that time period.