Friendship - In OMM Geaorge and Lennie travel together because George feels the need to look out for him. It was very rare for people to travel together so this makes a major theme in OMM.
Dream - In the book Lennie and George talk about getting their own ranch to live off of. This is important to Lennie because Lennie wants to be the one to tend the rabbits their.
Loneliness - In the book Crooks is excluded from everyone at the ranch because of his disabilities and his skin color. This leads him to being bitter to almost everyone at the farm
Broken Plans - In the book George has to kill Lennie near the end of the book. When this happens George gives up on his plans to have his own ranch.
Powerlessness - Lennie likes to pet soft things like mice, puppies, and rabbits. The problem with this is that Lennie has large hands and breaks their neck without even meaning to kill them.
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