Of Mice And Men


, was a disturbing tale of friendship, and animosity and immoral
nature of the human race. Along the Salinas River and underneath the Gablian
Mountains of California during the Great Depression of the 1930’s this novel takes place.
A famous writer by the name of John Steinbeck, who was also born in California, is the


author of this book. He has also has written many other good books such as The Grapes


of Wrath, Cannery Row, and Winter of Our Discontent for which he won a Nobel Prize.


He is truly a great writer, and Of Mice and Men is no exception, but while reading this


book I was greatly troubled by its ending. I can see why it is an excellent novel, but at


the ...

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jarring ending, he leaves the reader with a


powerful sense of the world’s immorality.


 

In this book there were several characters, but only a few had significant roles. I


would have to say Lennie is the protagonist of the book even though George is an


extremely critical character as well. Lennie Small is described as being a monstrous man


with the mind of a child, a shapeless face, big pale eyes, sloping shoulders, and big feet


that dragged a bit when he walked, much like a bear. George has taken Lennie under his


wing and thus Lennie depends solely on George for everything. Ever since Lennie has


been with George, he has told Lennie stories of a great place, with a cabin all to their


selves, and rabbits for Lennie to care for. This leads me to his next obsession for feeling


and caressing soft things such as fur, velvet, or human hair. This is eventually his


downfall as when he kills Curley’s wife when he wants to feel her hair. Lennie ...

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task. As you know he


ends up shooting Lennie himself in a tragic ending.


Slim is not so much a main character, but is a critical piece to the book. He best


described as the Prince of the ranch, a skilled workman, and a great friend to all in the


bunkhouse. Curley is infuriated at the fact that everyone looks up to Slim instead of


cowering at the power of himself. In times of Crisis Slim quietly and gracefully helps to


solve whatever problem has arisen. This is why he was loved and endeared by all who


knew him.


Curley is an arrogant stuck up man with a hatred for big men, such as Lennie. He


could be classified as the villain of the book, as ...

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