Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

fiction classics literary dark emotional medium-paced

144 pages | first published 1937

Description

A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels....
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Moods

sad 71%
emotional 66%
dark 58%
reflective 36%
tense 22%
challenging 18%
adventurous 9%
hopeful 6%
funny 4%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 37%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 35% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.61