Of Mice and Men Background Info Flashcard Example #54090

Author of Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
Setting
Salinas CA
During what time period is the novel set?
1930’s
Historical Context
The Great Depression
What was the original title?
Something that Happened
Migrant Workers
Men who traveled the county side looking for work
George and Lennie
Two main characters
Bindlestiff
Hobo
My brother’s Keeper
Our Essential Question
Loneliness, isolation, dreams, friendship
Themes in Of Mice and Men
Rabbits, mice, all the characters
Symbols in Of Mice and Men
Curley’s Wife
Only female character
Crooks
Only African American character
What is George and Lennie’s “Dream”?
To have a ranch of their own

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