Hundreds of thousands of farmers packed up their families and few belongings, and headed for California. Crooks was trying to find a connection with Lennie. Excitement in his actions when Lennie turns up to talk to him shows just how lonely he is.
Of Mice and Men reflects this philosophy. The friendship of Crooks and Lennie is two way, as they may relate to each other and share their feelings with each other; however, the relationship between George and Slim relied on qualities of a different kind.
Else he gets mad. He used this to his advantage and emotionally tortured Lennie by telling him that George may have gotten hurt and might not come back. One of the first characters in the novel who was struck by the effects of loneliness was George Milton.
In the light of the American economical collapse, there were a significant number of itinerant workers, who lived in a nomadic lifestyle, migrating in search of jobs. John Steinbeck was born and brought up in Salinas California, he had lived and experienced a life of a migrant worker and that is what inspired him to write this novel novella?
At the beginning they get a job working on a farm together. Wang, John Steinbeckborn in Salinas, California, is one of the most significant and representative American writers in that era.