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Of Mice and Men

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The Dead Mouse

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On their journey to the ranch, George discovers that Lennie is carrying a dead mouse in his pocket. When George questions him about the mouse.

Lennie replies, "Uh-uh. Jus' a dead mouse, George. I didn't kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead.... I could pet it with my thumb while we walked along."

To which major theme in the novella might this dead mouse most likely be tied?

A

Brotherhood and male relationships

B

Loneliness

C

Victims and aggressors

D

The importance of dreams

E

The freedom of nature