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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck
This classic novel tells the tale of an unusual friendship between two very different men: the mentally challenged and sometimes violent Lennie, and his loyal yet reluctant caretaker George. Finding comfort in one another's company, George and Lennie travel from farm to farm looking for work in pre-Depression Salinas Valley, California.
While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in this classic work, Steinbeck narrows his focus, creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness, and a parable about commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss.
Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Guided Reading
Z
Genre
Classics, Historical Fiction

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