This is a book about the last hope that two people have, the hope they have put each day of their life in, the hope that leads to desperation and loneliness.
Loneliness and isolation make the John Steinbeck’s characters (George, Lennie, Curley, Curley’s wife, ) unhappy.
Each of the characters of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is very controversial and has a deep psychological conflict inside.
George and Lennie can be viewed as father and son in John Steinbeck’s “Of mice and men”.
The individual (George) cannot be happy because of the weakness and the inability to stand the pressure of the individuals around.
John Steinbeck’s “Of mice and men” is a very tragic novella revealing man’s weakness.
The symbolism of the Candy’s dog, Lennie accidently killing a puppy and George and Lennie’s dream of a farm are essential elements of the message of John Steinbeck’s “Of mice and men”.