Of Mice and Men Background - Coach Marcusky's Blog

Of Mice and Men Background - Coach Marcusky's Blog

Of Mice and Men Background Setting Salinas, California during The Great Depression (1930s) Employment is scarce; many migrant workers The story takes place on a ranch in Salinas Valley.

Themes: Friendship (George and Lenny), loneliness, isolation, having dreams (future, independence, owning land). Characters

George Milton: Migrant worker, kind and George Milton: Migrant worker, kind and sensitive, befriends Lenny. Lennie Small: Very big guy, developmentally disabled. Candy: Old ranch hand (man) who has an old dog. Slim: Ranch hand who is very respected. Curly: Bosss son who loves to pick fights; little guy; invincible (?) because of his dad. Very jealous of wife. Crooks: Crippled on one side; black; endure much discrimination. Carlson: Crude, insensitive, ranch hand. Curlys wife: Flirtatious, lonely, pretty.

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