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Essay title: Of Mice and Men

“Of Mice and Men” is set on a Grain farm in the 1930’s, about two life long friends named George and Lennie. The main characters are George and Lennie and they go from farm to farm, trying to work up a stake and save enough to buy their own dream farm one day, and be free form heavy work loads and the threat of being out of work and just living off the land. On their latest job they go to work on a farm after having to run away from their old town Weed. In their new farm, they meet many people including Curley, a little man who hates

big guys like Lennie, and Curley’s wife, who seems to be a lot of trouble. Lennie and George have their share of problems throughout the book.

George is not particularly strong, but he’s smart and good at his job. The difference between him and the rest of the workers is that he has someone to call a friend. Lennie is the opposite of George in every physical way. He’s much taller and bigger built, and consequently an amazing worker. Unfortunately he is not very intelligent. George enjoys going to brothels, getting drunk and generally wasting his money but he gives up all his time and money looking after Lennie. Lennie adores animals and he love to pet soft or what he thinks to be pretty things. He forgets how strong he is and usually kills small animals. A lot of descriptions in the book compare Lennie to animals to show his qualities clearly.

The theme in this novel is friendship. This friendship was such a strong

friendship because of the trust that existed between the pair. Also, George is like a parent figure

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