Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Plot Summaries & Analysis

This section contains summaries and analysis of each "chapter" of the novella. The main action of each chapter is described, as well as explanations of character development and thematic development.

Steinbeck did not explicitly label chapter divisions. However, the published text contains clear demarcations of sections. For simplicity we are calling each place where the text of the novella ends and starts on a new page a "chapter".