Of Mice and Men
The title of the story is Of Mice and Men. The date of it’s original publication was in 1937
The authors name was John Steinback. He was born in 1902 and died in 1968.
The main character is named Lenny. Lenny is a big man. Lenny is mentally retarded and is cared for by his friend George.
George is a small and stubby. George is the only friend that Lenny has and is his savior in every dumb thing Lenny does. George was basically given the job of caring for Lenny.
A few miles from the Salinas River. Close to the hillside banks. In a very nice southern area with a river, mountains, and beautiful sandy land.
The narrator is John Steinback.
Lenny was a mentally retarded guy that had a fascination with mice. Lenny and George had a dream of having their own farm with many animals. Lenny especially wanted mice in his farm. But they had to work on farms in order to get money to fulfill their dreams. But every time that they would work on a farm Lenny would find a way to get them fired. When they got to work on this farm with many people they met a guy that had the same dream as Lenny and George. There was a woman who was Curly’s wife. She would try to seduce Lenny into a relationship but Lenny wasn’t very conscious of it. Curly’s wife began to talk to Lenny and then Lenny was petting her hair and with his enormous strength broke her neck. Lenny was told by George that if he ever got into any trouble then he should meet him in safe place.George found Lenny there and shot him in the back of the head.
The general tone was calm and at the same time sad.
I liked the style because he wrote the story so realistically. The grammar was written in a southern way. Kind of like they do in the southern areas.
I think that the story’s main theme was a life full of the unexpected.
There weren’t any leading symbols.
I thought the story was so good and at the same time sad. The way that George killed Lenny. It wasn’t a bad thing because Lenny would have been killed anyway. George did it to keep Lenny from doing any more harm. Even though it wasn’t intentional. George did the best thing for both of them. The story was heart warming because there are nice people that do so much for the ones that need it.