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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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. ...

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with a morally impossible 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 ...

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