Plot:The story begins when George and Lennie prepare to arrive at a ranch to work. This ends in tragedy just four days later. The story is told in the third person so we are provided with a clear unbiased view of all characters.Themes: Hopes & Dreams Discrimination & Isolation Friendship Relationships Foreshadowing Characters: Lennie - George's friend, main protagonist George - Lennie's friend, protagonist Slim - ranch hand, natural leader Candy - oldest ranch hand Crooks - the buck, permanent staff Curley - bosses son Curleys Wife
Of Mice and Men: Summary Sheet
AuthorJohn Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. Although his family was wealthy, he was interested in the lives of the farm labourers and spent time working with them. He used his experiences as material for his writing. He wrote a number of novels about poor people who worked on the land and dreamed of a better life, including The Grapes of Wrath.