Of Mice and Men – Essay and Introduction


Consider the theme of loneliness in the novel, Of Mice and Men. How does it affect the friendships and relationships of the characters in the novel? Make sure that you support your ideas with quotes and explanations.


• What is the title of the book, and who wrote it? When was it written?
• Where and when is the novel set?
• Where did the inspiration for the novel come from?
• Who is the book about?
• What kind of life do these people have?
• There are other characters in the novel who are also lonely.
• What makes them lonely? (Age, race, sex.)
• What is your essay going to do?

8 thoughts on “Of Mice and Men – Essay and Introduction

  1. Is this ok for my introduction?

    “Of Mice and Men” was written in 1937 by John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck's “Of Mice and Men” was set just outside Soledad in Southern California, it was written during 'The Great Depression'. The inspiration for the novel came from Steinbeck's life as an intinerant worker as a ranch hand.
    The book is about George and Lennie who are intinerant workers and have a dream of owning a big house with animals and crops. George and Lennie are the kind of people who dont really have friends because their always travelling alround the country for work. The things that make the other characters lonely is the same thing as George and Lennie which is the fact that they travel for work. I didnt know what to put for the last bullet point: “What is your essay going to do?” :/ so i just left it blank.



  2. Hey° i just wanted to ask if you could give me an introduction to an essay question which asks you to explore the way the relationship between George and Lennie is presented in the book. Thank you!


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