Of Mice And Men - Book Report


Of Mice and Men (1937), written in the same genre as The Grapes of Wrath, that of a story about migrant farm workers and their lives as a reflection on society, was the book that thrust Steinbeck into the limelight as a national celebrity. He won many awards and honors including being picked as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Year. Steinbeck's style is what earned this praise, that of a natural flow of words which are simple in form but complex in their meaning. He painstakingly describes each setting as the reader is introduced to it, showing not just the general layout but an "insider's view" detailing the sensory perceptions evoked by the area ("A few miles south of Soledad, ...

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the paper and print of a book and create life in his characters. He expresses their joys and pains with such precision that the reader feels as if the characters were personal acquaintances and not just fictitious. The following is a brief synopsis of Of Mice and Men. George, a small man with restless eyes and strongly defined features, is leading his companion Lennie, a large, clumsy man with a shapeless face and wide sloping shoulders, down a path to a pool of water. There they drink and camp before heading to a ranch the next day to start work. George scolds Lennie for petting a dead mouse and overall treats him as a parent would a child. George tells Lennie that if anything bad happens while at the ranch to hide in the brush by the pond. The next morning, they reach the ranch and have an "interview" with the boss who becomes suspicious of Lennie for not answering any questions until George reassure him that although Lennie is not bright, he is an excellent worker. Curley, the ...

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He picks a fight with Lennie for smiling and beats on him until George tells Lennie to let him have it. Lennie mauls Curley's hand. Everyone but Lennie, Candy, and Crooks, the Negro stable buck, goes to Susy's for prostitutes and whiskey. All three end up in Crooks' room with Crooks revealing his loneliness and asking to be included in the dream. Curley's wife stops by Crooks' room out of loneliness and finds she is unwanted there. The next day, while everyone was playing horseshoes, Lennie lay in the barn with his now dead puppy.(He killed it by smacking it for trying to bite him). He worries that George won't let him tend the rabbits now. Curley's wife comes in out of loneliness and ...

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