Setting In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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1.(setting) The definition of setting is the surrounding of where an event takes place. The novel is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s in two different places. It starts beside a stream, close to the Salinas River, a few miles south of Soledad, California (pg.1). That is where they first introduce George and Lennie. It then moves to a ranch that isolated and quiet. It includes a ranch house, a bunkhouse where the ranch workers live, a barn, and a harness-room off the barn. The ranch is where most of the story takes place. At the end of the novel the setting comes back to the stream where it first started. 2.(characters) My top three characters are George, Lennie, Candy. The book describes George as a small, strong handed, slender armed, a thin person with a bony nose, and restless eyes. His role in the story is the main character who is caring and understanding and dreams to one day be a land owner. Lennie is a tall ranch worker that is extremely strong but he also…show more content…
The theme of Male Friendship between two people which are George and Lennie. The farm on which George and Lennie plan to live and own a place that no one ever reaches because there always is a bump in the road. After hearing details Candy is completely drawn in by the magic of the dream. Crooks witnessed countless people fall under the same spell, and still he cannot help but ask Lennie if he can be apart of that magical dream. The men in Of Mice and Men come together in a way that would allow them to be like brothers to one another. They all want to live to have the same dream which is to own and work on the land together. Knowing the poor and lonely conditions which these men live in, it should come as no surprise that the dream doesn 't come true. Lennie and George, who came closest to achieving thought of the dream and brotherhood are forced to separate in a tragic death ideal of brotherhood, are forced to separate because a
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