Meet John Steinbeck and His Novel 'of Mice and Men'

Meet John Steinbeck and His Novel 'of Mice and Men'

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14 January 2009

Of Mice and Men

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south of Soledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became life long partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentally retarded. Later, George and Lennie moved to a ranch nearby Soledad. George and Lennie got into trouble a few miles south of Soledad in a town called Weed. The men were hiding out along a river called Salinas, across from the Gabililan Mountains. Trouble occurred in Weed when Lennie grabbed a hold of a ladies dress, because he was curious about the texture of the fabric. The woman took it the wrong way and became upset and frightened. Curdling screams caused some men to come rushing to the aid of the woman. Lennie then became frightened and ran away. George was such a supportive and understanding friend that he ran away with him. Running together, the two frightened men hid out in the Salinas River waiting for dusk to come. When dusk arrived, the two men gathered wood and built a fire. Luckily, George had three cans of pork and beans with him in his backpack. They stayed there until morning to start walking again. George told Lennie that he heard of a ranch that was four miles ahead of them and they could get a job there. George told Lennie that if he would get into trouble at the ranch, that he should come back and hide in the bush. Sunrise had came and the two men began their walk to the ranch. When George and Lennie arrived, they saw a huge long rectangular building where the bunks were inside, the walls were white and the floor was wood. The old swamper showed Lennie and George to their assigned bunks. While George and Lennie were getting settled in, a stocky man stood in the doorway. He had on blue jeans, a flannel shirt, a vest, a coat, boots and spurs. George and Lennie quickly knew that the man in the doorway was their boss. With a deep voice, the boss asked, "You...

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