Both John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird have similar conflicts, although the two are not exactly the same. Both To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men have a story line that revolves around an innocent man placed in the wrong situations and gaining a bad reputation for them, which causes there to be conflicts throughout the stories. Neither men has truly wrong intentions, however they are portrayed as evil, heartless people. This is not their fault, but instead is the fault of their society, and its quick judgments. The two men were simply not known personally, so the society in which they lived in portrays them as something they are not, which greatly affects their lives.
In Of Mice and Men, the story revolves around two men during the Great Depression that were there for each other no matter what the issue.
The author seems to emphasize on the fact that the two men are friends, as it does not happen often during the Great Depression, as most people worked alone and did not have anyone to be friends with. However, the main conflict or storyline in this novel revolves around the two men, George and Lennie, and their time at the ranch they find work at. The two are an unlikely pair; George is a small, intelligent man, whereas Lennie is a large, childish man. The two men, in a sense, are family. They look after each other no matter what the conflict is, regardless of how tough it is to overcome. George looks after Lennie, and Lennie looks after George. The two overcome many obstacles together; however in the end George cannot guard Lennie from a flirtatious woman,