This book was introduced in the first semester of my English class, at 11th grade. I thought it was going to be boring, so I slacked off, but when there was a class discussion it snatched my attention towards itself. During the discussion, I would wonder in my mind, thinking about why Lennie and George traveled together or why they did not live with their relatives , or why they did not have a house. If they had a house maybe Lennie would not die. I came to learn that this book was written during the great depression, so it naturally had the poverty element in it.