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1. Tragedy. Comedy. Summary.

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck, 1937
Famous for: Bunnies, an “interesting” perspective on women, a horrible, tragic ending.

Oedipus was a tragic hero, like George in Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men is a tragedy. John Steinbeck makes the tragedy more heart-breaking still by weaving his story around two simple migrant workers, George and Lennie, who deserve better than they get.

It’s probably not nice to make fun of Steinbeck’s oh-so-serious tale, right? So here’s our proposal: We’ll summarize Of Mice and Men‘s plot while we have our dumb fun. Think of it as ridicule for a good cause.

And, hey, it’ll only take a minute.


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Warning. The following plot summary contains subject matter that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

TRAGEDY
A mouse is dead.
TRAGEDY
A mentally disabled giant is falsely accused of rape.
TRAGEDY
Two men bounce from punishing job to punishing job.
TRAGEDY
An old dog is deemed good-for-nothing and shot.
TRAGEDY
A bullying jerk picks a fight with the giant.
TRAGEDY
A puppy dies at the hands of the giant who doesn’t understand his own strength.
TRAGEDY
A woman’s neck is broken.
TRAGEDY
A dream of a better life is shattered.
TRAGEDY
A man must kill his friend.
TRAGEDY
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