In the August edition of Between the Lines, Mohini Khot and Satish Khot presented ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novella written by author John Steinbeck.
Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
The intricacies of the novel were brought out as Mrs. Khot elucidated on the characterizations present in the book, touching upon the convoluted psyches of the characters of George Milton and Lennie Small, one a wandering ranch worker, the other a gigantic man with a mental fragility that is shielded by his travelling companion.
The audience then engaged in a discussion about the supporting characters, mainly that of Curley’s wife, and of Candy, who draw the readers further in to the stories with their plot lines that seem to almost automatically evoke a sympathetic response.
All in all, this month’s edition of Between the Lines was a success, with a diverse audience of students, literary scholars, and the well-read making the time to sit in for an informative and incorporating lecture.
Date: 31st July, Wednesday
Time: 6.00PM onwards