Thinking of the themes of "Of Mice and Men" as well as the locations. Very interesting use of Soledad (Solitude) as well as everyone just wanting to connect. Isn't that what is common among maybe all of us?
"In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other."
— John Steinbeck in his 1938 journal entry