Review of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a short novel about two friends who are traveling workers. George and Lennie have known each other since they were young and now as adults, George cares for Lennie who is “not bright”. Lennie is a large man but since he is somewhat mentally incapacitated, he does not always realize how strong he is. There is a few mentions of him hurting small animals because he pets them too hard. Lennie doesn’t realize that he does these things and just wants to touch things that are soft. George is constantly trying to keep Lennie from getting into trouble, but somehow Lennie always manages to mess things up and they have to run.
The book begins with the two friends on thier way to a new ranch so they can get some money to buy thier own place. Lennie is always begging George to tell him about the new place they will get. Lennie forgets a lot so it’s always like a new story for him. The two friends finally reach the new place, but after a few days Lennie “does a bad thing” and it’s all ruined again. However, George finally realizes that Lennie will never change and decides to take matters into his own hands and do what’s best for his friend. George loves Lennie even though he’s not very good at showing it.