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by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men study guide contains a biography of John Steinbeck, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The novel, which takes place during the Great Depression, begins beside the Salinas River near Soledad, California, where two migrant workers, Lennie Small and George Milton, are walking on their way to a nearby ranch. They have recently escaped from a farm near Weed where Lennie, a mentally deficient yet gentle man, was wrongly accused of rape when he touched a woman to feel her soft dress.

As they walk along, George scolds Lennie for playing with a dead mouse and warns him not to speak when they arrive at their new place of employment. When Lennie complains about not having ketchup for the beans they eat for dinner, George becomes angry, telling Lennie that he would be better off if he didn't have to take care of him. After they make up…

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Posted By sabrina g #394294 at Oct 19, 2014 9:41 PM

What's the comparison between Candy and Curley's interaction with the main charcters?

In the book "Of Mice and Men" Candy is a swamper and Curly is the ranch owners son.

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Posted By liam f #83927 at Mar 11, 2009 10:59 PM

What is Lennie's exact mental disability?

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