How does Steinbeck present conflict in Of Mice and Men?

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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men was first published in 1937. In the book, he tells the story of two men, George and Lennie, who are wandering laborers in California.

In this work, Steinbeck presents conflict in a very personal, very realistic way and as between a small number of people, usually only two people, one of whom is of a higher intellectual or social class than the other. Often, the other party does not fully comprehend that conflict is arising, especially in the case of Lennie, who causes conflict and is the recipient of hostile actions and attitudes.

Sometimes the conflict is between friends, such as George and Lennie. Lennie, however,...

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