Farm life on the great depression

In the book “Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, we are presented the life of Lennie and George. They both start working on a farm in Califronia during the great depression period. George and Lennie aspire to open their own farm, but first they have to collect a certain amount of money. They tried working in several places before, but they don’t last long. Lennie is mentally retarded, and people usually don’t have any patience towards him. Our main characters get to make some friends in the farm, which eventually start aspiring to be part of Georges and Lennies dream.

“George has to take care of his big, special friend Lennie, he keeps his bus ticket and work card, because he knows Lennie would lose them.” (p.4)

“I thought you was mad at me, George.”
“No,” said George. “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I ain’ now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” (p.82)

I choose this quotes, because I consider the most important meaning of this story is friendship. Through out the story we’re able to appreciate besides all the things Lennie does, George never leaves him alone. He supports him, and helps him develop in a society were people would judge him because of his mental disability.


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