Of Rodents and Men is a novella authored by Nobel Prize-winning author Steve Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it explains to the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small , two displaced migrant ranch personnel, who move from place to place searching for new job opportunities through the Great Depression in California, USA.
Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a bindlestiff in the 1920s (before the arrival from the Okies he would vividly describe in The Grapes of Wrath), the title is usually taken from Robert Burns' composition " Into a Mouse", which will read: " The best placed schemes o' mice an' men as well as Gang back agley. " (The ideal laid strategies of mice and males / Frequently go awry. )
Required examining in many educational institutions, Of Rodents and Guys has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity and what a few consider offensive and hurtful language; therefore, it appears around the American Selection Association's list of the Most Questioned Books of 21st Century.
Two migrant field workers in California prove plantation through the Great DepressionвЂ”George Milton, a brilliant but uneducated man, and Lennie Small , a man of large stature and great durability but limited mental abilitiesвЂ”are on their way to another element of California in Soledad. They hope to one day attain their shared imagine settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie's portion of the dream is just to often (and touch) soft rabbits on the plantation. This desire is certainly one of Lennie's favourite stories, which will George constantly retells. They may be fleeing off their previous work in Pot, California, in which they were be used up of community after Lennie's love of stroking very soft things ended in an accusations of attempted rape when he touched a woman's outfit, and probably would not let go. That soon becomes clear the two happen to be close friends and George can be Lennie's defender. The concept of the friendship is definitely constant throughout the story.