Characters in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
George Milton, a little man physically, tried to receive a harvesting job along with his close friend Lennie, who on the other hand, is a giant of a man physically, but very slow mentally. George acted like Lennie's older brother and watched out for him. Their boss stated, "Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is" (25). "Lennie kills without malice-- animals and people die simply because of his strength. Lennie himself must die simply because within the society of man he is an anomaly and weak." The theme of the book is universal," a friendship and a shared dream that makes an individual's existence meaningful." The great, classical novel will remain well read, and a well-liked book for ages to come. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is an attempt to reveal "commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains," along with the labor forces in the late 1930's. Reader can easily relate to the characters and setting in the novel and, as a result, the book has influenced many readers. The book had great significance on the readers during the time in which the book was written. The style of writing is very simplistic, easy to understand, and very entertaining. " Part of Steinbeck's greatness lies in his ability to capture this tone of basic reality."
Steinbecks' style of simplicity and easy reading in Of Mice and Men captures the reader's interest right from the get go, and along with the easy relating themes and plot keeps the readers attention until the last words are read. "John Steinbeck is famous for his compassionate depiction of people of the bottom of American Society," In this book, like so many of his others, he describes the time period, social events, and gives a clear pictures of what life was like. Steinbeck is mostly known for his great attention to detail and his sense of social justice in Of Mice and Men. George is a small man, who not only has himself to look after but also has the job of looking after and caring for his mentally delayed friend Lennie. George said, "Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want. God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an' work, an no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want" (11-12). As they grow up they find the true friendship they have is so important, along with the commitment to one another. This great novel will remain a classic forever.