Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

By John Steinbeck
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Penguin (Non-Classics), (9/1/1993)
Language:English



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Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
 
 

Eleanor's thoughts on "Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)"
updated on:2/12/2010

Very touching...but the ending is like...um.huh?

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Schiller11's thoughts on "Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)"
updated on:7/29/2009

Excellent story about 2 friends in the country, one sly, one lovable and slow.

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"Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)"
By John Steinbeck

Average Rating:
Very Unleashable
4.50 out of 5 (2 Clubie's ratings)


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By Forrest Leo

 
 
 General reading guide discussion questions to be used with ANY book your book club or reading group might be discussing.
 
 

  1. Why does George "take so much trouble for another guy" (p. 21)? 
     
  2. Why does George shoot Lennie? 
     
  3. Why is the dream recited repeatedly? 
     
  4. What does Slim mean when he says, "A guy got to sometimes" (p. 102)? 
     
  5. Why does the book begin and end at the pond? 
     
  6. Why does Candy feel he should have shot his dog himself? 
     
  7. Is Curley's wife to blame for Lennie's death? 
     
  8. Why doesn't Slim share in the other men's dreams? 
     
  9. Why does Carlson get the last word? 
     
  10. What is the meaning of the book's title?

For Further Reflection

  1. Did migrant workers have any options for a better life? 
     
  2. Did George do the right thing by shooting Lennie?


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