Summary: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is about two people named George and Lennie. They are traveling around together trying to make money to accomplish their dream, which is to own their own ranch. They moved to a new ranch because of the trouble Lennie had in Weed. They get along fairly well with everyone at the ranch except Curly, the son of the head of the ranch. Eventually Curly provokes a fight and Lennie breaks his hand. A day or two later Lennie is with Curly's wife in a barn. She lets him touch her hair because she knows he likes soft things. When he touches it, he grabs on but doesn't let go. She is flailing around and eventually breaks her neck. Lennie runs away and George follows him and eventually kills him because he knows he needs to do it and he wants to put Lennie out of his misery.

Likes/Dislikes: I like how most of the characters had some kind of isolation, it made them stick out more. Overall, I didn't like most of the book. I just found it fairly boring throughout. The ending was also pretty bad. It was obvious after Carlson killed Candy's dog. A few twists and turns would have been nice.
I'd have to give it a 3/10

What can we learn from reading this book? We can learn to tolerate people's differences, because everyone is equal in some way.

Essential Questions:

Why are dreams important to live successful and fulfilling lives?

They are important because without them, we wouldn't have anything to stride for. We wouldn't be motivated to do anything.

How important is it for human beings to have a place where they belong?
It is important because having a place where you belong gives you a feeling a sense of purpose in life.

What constitues a genuine friendship?
It should constitute loyalty, tolerance, kindness and bsically most of the character traits.

Does our current society encourage or discourage loneliness or isolation?
It discourages it. Our society encourages people to work together. You will get farther in life if you are not isolated. Two heads are better than one.