Of Mice and Men (Penguin Modern Classics)
ISBN: 0141185104

Introduction by Susan Shillinglaw. Talks about the context and background (the depression years) of Steinbeck’s writing of the story.

George and Lenny (hobos?). Former is street-smart; latter is strong but somewhat mentally disabled (his mental maturity and understanding of the world is like a child).

Finds work on a farm. Accidental death. One interpretation seems to be that George decided Lennie fate was sealed (he enquired if they were going to shoot Lennie and they said they were), and that if anyone should be the executioner, he would be (in doing so, he let Lennie think they were going to fulfil their dreams, til the very end).

Curley.
Candy (Curley’s young wife; feels stifled)

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