Of Mice and Men, a novel written by John Steinbeck, clearly develops three themes:
manís desire to create and seek dreams, manís desire for companionship, and manís
responsibility to other members of society.
First, a personís want to pursue their dreams is expressed through many of the
characters. The primary example of this would be George and Lennieís attempting to
earn a stake and purchase a small farm. They had
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to take care of him,
but she passed away and George said he would look after him. Since he is unintelligent,
Lennie is greatly reliant on George for all the necessities such as: food, shelter, and
Manís need to produce and chase dreams, manís craving for camaraderie, and
manís responsibility to his fellow man are the main themes of the novel. They are
distinctly elaborated through numerous characters in the tale.