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Of Mice and Men

Regents Review

John Steinbeck Author of Of Mice and Men
George Milton Short, quick, smart, responsible
Lennie Small Big, bear-like, strong, impulsive, mentally challenged.
Candy Old, slow moving, scraggly
Crooks Intelligent, bent spine
Curley Pugnacious, bully
Curley's Wife Pretty, young, flirtatious
Slim Self confident, authoritative
Carlson Big, unfeeling,
Candy's dog Old, smelly, scraggly
Misfits People who do not fit into the world they live in.
Foreshadows George killing Lennie. Candy's dog is killed just because it has become a problem to the others.
Ripples in the water symbol of the far-reaching effects of one thing
George and Lennie's dream They want to buy a place of their own where Lennie can raise rabbits.
Loneliness and isolation Two themes from the novel
Salinas, California in the 1930's Setting of the novel
Motif The recurrance of Lennie touching and hurting or killing soft creatures: mice, girl in red dress, puppy, Curley's wife
Imagery Description of the wooded area by the lake in the first and last part of the novel
George playing solitaire Symbol of his isolation because of Lennie.
Lennie "...dabbled his big paw..." Diction used by the author to characterize Lennie as being like an animal.
Created by: macpavone