Of Mice and Men
Study Questions & Essay Topics
1. Discuss the relationship between George and Lennie.
2. Discuss the ways in which characters communicate with one another in the story.
3. Discuss the role of foreshadowing in the work.
Suggested Essay Topics
1. Discuss the book’s view of relationships between men.
2. Analyze Steinbeck’s portrayal of Curley’s wife as the lone female on the all-male ranch.
3. Paying attention to the long descriptive passages at the beginning of each section, discuss the ways in which the novella is similar to a theatrical play. Do these similarities strengthen or weaken the work? How?
4. Discuss George’s actions at the end of the story. How can we justify what he does to Lennie? How can we condemn it?
5. Discuss Steinbeck’s descriptions of the natural world. What role does nature play in the novella’s symbolism?
6. Analyze the characters of Slim, Crooks, and Curley. What role does each character play?
by x0ellison0x, November 02, 2012
Although most sites will say that the point of view for Of Mice and Men is third-person omniscient, it is really third-person limited. This is when the story is told from the point of view of a third-person limited narrator, who knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally.
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by macbride14, November 28, 2012
Of mice and men is a fantastic book and film, it really shows how hard it was to live back then. George and lennie are your typical migrant workers but lennie has a mental disability, which means george has got to walk him thorugh every day life. They both have this wonderful dream where they own there own ranch amd that lennie gets to tend the rabbits.
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