Of mice and men is a novella set on a ranch on the Salinas valley In California during the great depression of the 1930’s. The main character in this novella includes George Milton and lennie Small whose extraordinary friendship distinguishes them from other hopeless and only migrant farm workers. The great friendship they share does not allow them realize their dream. Lennie is a very good friend of George but really had no change in personality throughout the novella also George was expressing his feeling for Lennie.
Therefore, these two gentlemen are lookalike but there the similarities end. Moreover, George is small and smart and Lennie is huge and mentally slow. Though the narrative does not effectively say what his disability is but we can tell from his conversation and his actions that he is individually missing. “Aint a thing in my pocket, I know there aint” George reminds Lennie two thing which is “when they get their own land Lennie gets to tend a pet (rabbit) for however long he wants” and another one was that “when something bad happens come back to the spot by the river”. This suggest that something bad is about to happen.
Lennie and George really love in each other but in the story hey treat other as a brother. We recently found out that even in that area when there was much competition they still managed to sustain their relationship. The dream was shared by men who were the only family to each other.
In addition, we can also see how the bunkhouse was described. “The bunkhouse was a rectangular building. Inside the wall were whitewashed and the floor unpainted” lennie and George came to the bunkhouse for a job. Once the boss is gone, George gets mad at lennie for almost losing their job. Without George aids, Lennie could never have gotten or kept this job.
The American dream is about being independent, having your own land and also having your own future. Lennie and George was disclosing about their dream. “We were gonna have a room to own...