A review of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"

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The story Of Mice and Men is one of the most well known novels throughout the world. This very popular book is a favorite of many people. So many people can remember the name Lennie. I will explain some of the important factors as well as details in this story.

One of the more memorable characters is definitely George Milton. He is Lennie's best friend. George is the kind of guy who will protect Lennie from anybody. He is a nice guy as long as you are nice to him and Lennie.

George's best friend Lennie is probably the most memorable character in the book. His full name is Leonard Small. Which could mean he is strong as a lion but slow, as in dumb. One thing about Lennie Is the fact that every animal he touches he usually kills it. The reason he did this is the fact that he did not know his own strength.

Curley, the bosses' son is a bully. He does not like Lennie because Lennie is big. Curley doesn't like big people because he is small himself. He believes he can boss people around because he is the bosses' son. His wife is a flirt. She wants everybody at the Ranch. Curley doesn't like that so he tries to keep her in the house.

Slim is like the head of the ranch because he knows what is going on and everybody likes him. He is the kind of guy you would want as a friend. He is called a Jerkline skinner. He is a person that is very easy to get along with. So he becomes one of George's good friends.

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