Sunday, October 28, 2012
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
George and Lennie move from farm to farm to eek out a living as hired hands. George is the brains behind the pair because Lennie, although powerful individual capable of heaving sacks of barley like no other man, is mentally challenged.
The two men arrive at the next farm ready to work. George warns Lennie to let him do the talking or they might be sent packing. He reminds Lennie they had to leave their last job because of Lennie's mistake.
Steinbeck captures the time period as well as the life of the traveling hired hand in OF MICE AND MEN. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my students. Although they might see it as an "old time" story, I know the emotional aspects of the story will draw them in and perhaps create a few new Steinbeck fans.