Of Mice and Men

By the end of chapter 1 there are two themes that are easily identified. Using specific examples, describe these themes.

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Loyalty and friendship are certainly themes. George may complain about how burdensome it is to care for Lennie, but this complaint seems to ring hollow: in truth, George needs Lennie’s innocence as much as Lennie needs George’s experience. They complement each other, complete each other. Together, they are more than the solitary and miserable nobodies making their migrant wages during the Depression. Together, they have hope and solidarity.