Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

fiction classics literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

132 pages | first published 1937

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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is one of the best loved novellas of all time. Two drifters - small, shrewd George and huge, simple-minded Lennie - get work on a ranch, planning to raise enough money to get a place of their own and live off the l...
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Moods

sad 74%
emotional 67%
dark 57%
reflective 36%
tense 25%
challenging 18%
adventurous 12%
hopeful 7%
funny 4%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 45%
fast 40%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 39% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 46% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

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3.64

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