What is the depth of George’s psychological conflict? How are the characters of Lennie and George similar and different? What is the “tragedy” of each of the characters of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”?
In what ways does George act like a father and Lennie like a son? What makes George and Lennie different from other characters of the story? What psychological issues can be seen behind George killing Lennie? What was their special connection?
Why does John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” makes the reader experience fixed feelings? Why is John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” is considered to be one of the most prominent works of the time of the Great Depression? How does Lennie’s death change George?
Discuss the behaviors of Curley’s wife from the position of a girl whose dreams are broken. What is she trying to find in response from people she flirts with? What is underneath Curley’s constant thirst for domination over other people? What is he trying to prove to himself? Analyze how the murder of Lennie makes George a “hostage” of his conscience?
What stops Candy from saving his dog from being killed instead of dying on its own? Why George chooses to kill his best friend? Can it be justified?
What is the role of the animals in the novel? How does the fate of Candy’s ancient dog reflect Lennie’s fate? How have the dreams of each of the characters affected their present life? Is faith vital for survival?