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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 kaya d #346584 at Nov 29, 2013 6:13 PM

what is the main conflict in the book? is it internal or external?

In what way does the culture presented in the book affect the conflict?

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Posted By evelyn a #379353 at Jul 22, 2014 10:21 AM

Does Curley fit into the idea of the American Dream?

Does Curley fit into the idea of the American Dream? and why2

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