IRJE- March 1st

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was published in 1937. The novel tells a story of two ranch workers George Milton and Lennie Small. They are traveling around California in search of jobs during the great depression. From the beginning, we can tell George Milton takes care of Lennie, as Lennie is described as a simple-minded man. They have a history together when George brings up Lennie’s aunt Clara who used to take care of Lennie until she died. Both men are sitting around a fire warming their canned beans when Lennie asks George to repeat the dream future they share. A story he has told many times before.

He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before. (P.15).

From this quotation, we can observe that both Lennie and George treasure the dream, the narrator stresses its importance as we can tell it is something they talk about over and over. Though George is hard on Lennie and talks at length about how easy his life would be without him, they still share a dream. We can see their relationship of brotherly love.