"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.

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The novel "Of Mice and Men" written by John Steinbeck takes place along the Salinas River in Soledad, California. It is a story of two friends George Milton and Lennie Small who are a pair of farm workers in search of a job in a farm or ranch. The difference between these two men is that George Milton is a small well-featured man who is the leader of the two men. While Lennie Small is a big strong but mentally deficient man who depends totally on the guidance and friendship of George.

George and Lennie knew each other from childhood and grew up to be best friends as adults. When Lennie's aunt passed away, Lennie had nowhere to go except to follow his best friend George wherever he went. George would take care of Lennie and help Lennie stay out of trouble, but that was not always the case.

Lennie would get into trouble frequently and was the reason why the pair of friends would go from one job to another, Lennie could not control his emotions especially went it came to furry soft animals or beautiful young women. His interests and fascinations of beautiful women would get him into trouble, because he would scare the women by simply touching them, although he never meant any harm he would get nervous and out of control when a young women that he touched would start screaming for help, then the pair of friends would run away to try to escape and angry mob of ranchers.

To keep Lennie from getting frustrated or hurting another human being George would promise Lennie to give him a pet animal if he stayed out of trouble. With that condition they found job working in a farm for a man they called "The Boss". The...